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In which the Hot Dog Man trumps the Roadshow

In which the Hot Dog Man trumps the Roadshow

By Jock Lauterer I went up to Oxford the other day to do some teaching, but instead come back the enlightened student. My intended target, the unsinkable Al Carson, editor of the Oxford Public Ledger, needs no schooling in journalism — or life lived large, for that matter. So I turned off the Powerpoint and started listening. Oxford Public Ledger… Read more →

Two-newspaper towns are widespread in N.C.

Two-newspaper towns are widespread in N.C.

During this summer while the Carrboro Commons staff members have either graduated or completed J-459 (Community Journalism), this space follows the statewide ramblings of Carrboro Commons advisor Jock Lauterer who, for the last eight summers, has led community journalism workshops at small papers “from Murphy to Manteo.” So far this summer he has visited with the folks at the Shelby… Read more →