Newspapers http://wunc.org en The Future Of Community Newspapers http://wunc.org/post/future-community-newspapers <p><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 15px">The advent of the internet forced many industries to adjust, and newspapers were no exception. To deal with new competition and the changing face of advertising, community papers are reaching across platforms. A new book, "<a href="http://uncpress.unc.edu/books/12886.html">Saving Community Journalism: The Path to Profitability</a>" (The University of North Carolina Press/2014) seeks to assist local papers in that transition.<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/E_WW7C_ueTk" width="560"></iframe>&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:41:42 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 37006 at http://wunc.org The Future Of Community Newspapers “Liberating Dixie” Traces 50 Years Of Southern Life http://wunc.org/post/liberating-dixie-traces-50-years-southern-life <p><font size="3" style="font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Ed Williams spent almost half a century writing for newspapers in Mississippi and North Carolina. His journalism career started at <a href="http://thedmonline.com/">The Daily Mississippian</a> and continued through 35 years at <a href="http://www.charlotteobserver.com/">The Charlotte Observer</a>.</span></font></p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:59:29 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 33582 at http://wunc.org “Liberating Dixie” Traces 50 Years Of Southern Life Big Decisions Are Best Made With Hot Dogs http://wunc.org/post/big-decisions-are-best-made-hot-dogs <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Joe Hudson's weekly column in the&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.statesville.com/">Statesville Record &amp; Landmark</a></em>&nbsp;entertains readers with its stories about family, friendship, and Southern culture. &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:01:04 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 27274 at http://wunc.org Big Decisions Are Best Made With Hot Dogs The Centennial Anniversary Of Winston And Salem Becoming "Winston-Salem" http://wunc.org/post/centennial-anniversary-winston-and-salem-becoming-winston-salem <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Rhino Times has been the signature conservative newspaper in the Triad since January of 1992. But it’s recently announced its closing, after 21 years of service. In other news, today marks the centennial anniversary of the joining of Winston and Salem, to become Winston-Salem. Thu, 09 May 2013 15:42:33 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 15062 at http://wunc.org The Centennial Anniversary Of Winston And Salem Becoming "Winston-Salem" State Senate Approves Bill Allowing Legal Notices To Be Posted On Web http://wunc.org/post/state-senate-approves-bill-allowing-legal-notices-be-posted-web <p>State lawmakers in the Senate have <a href="http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/Bills/Senate/PDF/S287v0.pdf">passed a bill </a>that would give local jurisdictions the option to publish legal notices online rather than in local newspapers.</p><p>Currently, local governments must publish legal ads from zoning notices to new ordinances in newspapers. The measure would affect county and city governments in ten counties, including Wake, Guilford and Mecklenburg. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:44:39 +0000 Jessica Jones 14173 at http://wunc.org State Senate Approves Bill Allowing Legal Notices To Be Posted On Web Warren Buffett Buys News & Record http://wunc.org/post/warren-buffett-buys-news-record <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Changes are coming to the Triad. </span><a href="http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> recently bought the Greensboro </span><a href="http://www.news-record.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">News &amp; Record</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. And a Greensboro Performing Arts Center could be going up at some point in the near future.</span></p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:39:56 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 9639 at http://wunc.org N&O Plus http://wunc.org/post/no-plus <p>Today, the <span class="link-external"><a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/">News and Observer</a></span> of Raleigh is putting in place an online paywall — a subscription fee for people who want to read more than 15 articles a month on the paper's website. Host Frank Stasio talks about the changes and the evolving economies of the newspaper business with N&amp;O publisher Orage Quarles, III.</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:03:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt & Frank Stasio 6839 at http://wunc.org Steve Ford http://wunc.org/post/steve-ford <p>For nearly a quarter century, Steve Ford edited the <span class="link-external"><a href="http://editorial%20page%20at%20the%20News%20and%20Observer">editorial page at the News and Observer</a></span> of Raleigh. During that time, he wrote about disgraced politicians, fights over student assignment and a wide array of other issues facing the state and Triangle. Ford retired earlier this month, and today he joins host Frank Stasio to look back at his career and the changing nature of editorial pages.</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:56:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Dave DeWitt 6840 at http://wunc.org Garner Citizen Halts Circulation http://wunc.org/post/garner-citizen-halts-circulation <p>A local newspaper called <span class="link-external"><a href="http://www.garnercitizen.com/">The Garner Citizen</a></span> is no longer circulating. Owners say their revenue wasn't keeping up with production costs. Officials with the Audit Bureau of Circulations say newspaper circulation nationwide dropped nearly 9 percent last year. The last print edition of the Garner Citizen was delivered yesterday morning. Founder and executive editor Barry Moore says the paper was losing subscribers as fast as it gained them:</p> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 21:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels 9318 at http://wunc.org