Each summer, since 2001, UNC School of Media and Journalism professor, Jock Lauterer, has taken his Community Journalism Roadshow (free on-site workshops) to small newspapers from Murphy to Manteo.

The Roadshow is part of the Carolina Community Media Project, an outreach initiative of the school, dedicated to the proposition that strong community media help strengthen communities, and that communities with a vital civic life and a sense of place are key to high livability in a free democratic society.

This Blue Highways Journal chronicles Lauterer’s travels over the years.