Journalists across the country are assessing the fallout after a North Carolina jury awarded nearly $6 million in libel verdicts against The Raleigh News & Observer and one of its reporters.
The case seems to provide more evidence that the growing unpopularity of media may translate into less-sympathetic jury pools when news organizations face lawsuits. Adding to worries among newsroom leaders are the ways outsiders, including jurors on the N&O case, interpret internal communications among reporters, sources, and editors.
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Eight executives from SNPA member newspapers have been selected to participate in SNPA's 2015-16 NEX GEN class. They will be paired with experienced industry experts in a structured mentorship program.
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McClatchy has announced that Christian A. Hendricks, vice president for strategic initiatives, plans to retire from the company on Nov. 30, 2017, after 25 years of service.More
Vince Bodiford was recently named as the new president and publisher of the Monroe News in Michigan.More
StarNews Executive Editor Pam Sander (Wilmington, N.C.) will now oversee three additional GateHouse Media daily newspapers and several weeklies with a promotion to the Coastal Carolina Group's regional editor.More