Category Features

Housing investigation spurs statewide news collaboration

By Catherine Komp, Newsletter Editor From gentrification and affordability, to evictions and displacement, housing is a big topic across North Carolina. One strategy some localities are pursuing is “motel conversions,” seen as a faster, cheaper way to get permanent supportive…

How prepared is your newsroom for safety?

By Catherine Komp, NC Local Newsletter Editor The US score on the 2023 World Press Freedom Index was 72, the lowest it’s been in a decade. While safer than many countries, last year saw the killing of Spectrum News Reporter…

Up your game with the Better Hiring Practices Playbook

Applying for jobs in journalism can feel like an isolating, demoralizing experience. Lack of salary info, unclear timelines, lengthy application materials and ghosting can all zap candidates’ optimism about this industry.  Hiring for new positions can also be challenging, especially…

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