The annual NC News & Information Summit returns March 8, 2024—this year at North Carolina Central University in Durham.

North Carolina faces a new period of darkness in state government, threatening the flow of critical information to communities. Our annual NC News & Information Summit will convene participants to share ideas and craft solutions for a stronger news and information ecosystem amid new challenges. 

In September 2023, the North Carolina General Assembly exempted themselves from state public records laws, allowing public business like congressional redistricting to be done behind closed doors. These changes will create an information vacuum at the community level that local news organizations will have to fill.

At the 2024 Summit, we will pursue a collaborative response to improve public access to information. We also expect to discuss solutions to fill gaps in news coverage, specifically with an aim to help communities understand what’s going on in state government at a time when transparency is at risk. Join us for this day of learning and action.


Registration is open, with tickets at $75 and free for student attendees. Session facilitators will receive free admission to the Summit, and we also reserve free tickets for sponsors. Register here.

Pitch a Session

Summit participants get to pitch sessions they’d like to facilitate or lead during the day. Our advisory committee selects sessions that meet our goals of bringing a diverse slate of sessions and speakers that address the needs of news and information professionals. Pitch a session by Jan. 5.

Sponsor the Day

Interested in sponsoring the conference? We welcome sponsorships for our interactive sessions and our travel and scholarship funds to ensure that cost doesn’t prevent anyone from attending. Contact Shannan Bowen, executive director of the Workshop, or Brooks Fuller, executive director of the NC Open Government Coalition, for more information.

Pitch a Session

Schedule and details will be announced early 2024.

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