This week, national and local journalists took a closer look at Aug. 6 news that media company Gannett — owner of the Asheville Citizen-Times — is restructuring for what it is calling the “newsroom of the future.” At the company’s Asheville publication, the changes mean that about a half-dozen staffers will likely lose their jobs, while […]
At a Feb. 27 ceremony held in Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Press Association announced that Xpress won four state awards for outstanding journalism.
At a Feb. 27 legislative briefing in Chapel Hill, Rep. Chris Malone updated members of the North Carolina Press Association on a handful of issues related to the journalism industry.
Over 100 business leaders gathered at Pack’s Tavern Oct. 8 to honor several longtime staffers who were recently laid-off by the Asheville Citizen-Times.
After protesting the policies of North Carolina’s Republican legislators, freelance state government reporter and contributing editor for Xpress Nelda Holder was charged with second-degree trespassing. Consequently, she says she acknowledges the larger implications the arrest has for her as a journalist and her work for the Asheville-based publication.
At an awards ceremony held in Chapel Hill earlier this evening, the North Carolina Press Association announced the winners of its 2012 News, Editorial & Photojournalism Contest — and Mountain Xpress was one of them. This year, the Xpress news team took home three awards in the following categories: Investigative Reporting, News Feature Writing and Best Multimedia Project.
In our new “Media Matters” series, Xpress will explore questions and issues related to the revolution happening in the media and, consequently, the way these changes affect our community. In this post, we introduce the series (and we’re taking suggestions).
Congratulations to Caitlin Byrd and Max Cooper, two Mountain Xpress staffers who have earned recognition from the National Newspaper Association.
Among these colorful folks were a couple of shirtless guys wearing bandannas over their faces. One of them quickly sought me out to tell me that I couldn’t take his picture. Those were his words, exactly: “You can’t take my picture.”
In the 2011 North Carolina Press Association awards, Mountain Xpress earned recognition for six stories, projects and publications, including two first-place awards.
Disenchanted Asheville artist Max Cooper points his camera at the street: “Everybody lies, but some people lie more than others. Some people claim not to lie at all. We call those people journalists.”
A man committed suicide by jumping off the Smokey Park Bridge this week. Should Xpress have published his name?
Necessary documentation of the news or a privacy violation? A photo, by Citizen-Times reporter Jason Sandford, of medics treating an over-heated Hare Krishna at Bele Chere has set off a debate.
Photo copyright Jason Sandford, used with permission
Three Gannett newspaper recently debuted pay walls, including one close to WNC — the Tallahassee Democrat, The Greenville (S.C.) News and The (St. George, Utah) Spectrum. Pay walls block free access to a publication, requiring viewers to pay first, read later. Is the Asheville Citizen-Times next?
The Citizen-Times provided details today about it’s online collaborative journalism project, LINC, which similar to a Seattle Times project, and is part of a five-paper project sponsored by American University’s J-Lab Institute and funded by the Knight Foundation.