The Summer of 11: a Roadshow Recap

July 31, 2011

by Jock Lauterer Director the Carolina Community Media Project It’s not called “the Blue Highways Journal” for nothing. As many of you already know, the name comes from the title of the book by William Least Heat-Moon in which “blue … Continued

From Murphy to Manteo — and on to Beijing

July 10, 2011

The following is the foreword I wrote for a groundbreaking book at press this summer in China, titled “An Introduction to Community Newspapers in the United States.” The author, Associate Professor Chen Kai of the Communication University of China in … Continued

Eastern Press Association roundtable a must for 2012

July 10, 2011

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA PRESS ASSOCIATION MEETING MAY 13-14, 2011 For the last two years I’ve been privileged to participate in one of North Carolina community journalism’s best-kept secrets: the Eastern North Carolina Press Association annual gathering at Carolina Beach. Remember … Continued

Updated newspaper stats: a Tar Heel snapshot

July 10, 2011

The following figures come from the 2010 North Carolina Newspaper Directory, and the statistics reflect ONLY the membership of the NCPA, to which the vast majority of NC papers belong; but it must be stated that there are many newspapers … Continued

WHEN ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE: Tornado coverage by the Sanford Herald

April 28, 2011

By Jock Lauterer Director Carolina Community Media Project The April 16, 2011, tornadoes that raked North Carolina took practically everybody by surprise. Twenty counties were hit, and in each community, local readers depended on their hometown community newspapers for in-depth … Continued