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Do we have a future? the execs talk

by Jock Lauterer Director the Carolina Community Media Project UNC-CH July 27, 2007 Newspapers and their online sites need to leverage their assets and quit wringing their hands over their own death notices, said industry leaders Friday in Charlotte. Speaking to the annual summer convention of the North Carolina Press Association, a blue-ribbon panel agreed it’s high time for papers… Read more →

Looking back at the Virginia Tech shooting…

by Jock Lauterer director the Carolina Community Media Project Friday, July 27, 2007 I am writing this morning from the NCPA annual convention in Charlotte where today we are hearing from a panel addressing the coverage of the Va. Tech shootings of April 16, 2007. Titled “Virginia Tech tragedy: New reporting for the new media world,” the session features “journalists… Read more →

In which the Roadshow climbs up the mountain…

In which the Roadshow climbs up the mountain…

Herein the latter-day Johnny Appleseed of community journalism, Jock Lauterer, takes journalism workshops to the 192 small newspapers of the Tar Heel state. Ride along “shotgun” as he takes a sentimental journey to his old stompin’ grounds in Sparta, visits “Mayberry” where there’s a new daily startup in Mount Airy, and teaches teachers in Wilkes County. by Jock Lauterer Director,The… Read more →

From Kenly and Pinehurst, the Roadshow rolls on…

From Kenly and Pinehurst, the Roadshow rolls on…

In which roving journalism “perfesser” Jock Lauterer takes journalism workshops to the 192 small newspapers of the Tar Heel state. Herein he finds a jewel in Kenly and then spends a week back in the trenches as The Pilot of Southern Pines gears up and goes daily for the U.S.Women’s Open golf tournament in Pinehurst. by Jock Lauterer Director,The Carolina… Read more →