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.
Every once in a while I feel guilty about not volunteering at my kids’ school more often. That’s when I make the mistake of blurting out half-baked ideas. Ideas like: “Hey, I want to help the fifth-graders produce a school newspaper.”
The Mountain Xpress, Asheville, N.C.‘s, alternative newsweekly, took a remarkable step on Wednesday, ending its 14-year run as a print publication (today’s issue is our last), suspending its regular online news reports and converting its entire news operation to Twitter dispatches from staff and trusted community journalists.
The Asheville Citizen-Times on Monday introduced a slimmed-down version of the daily newspaper, a move forced by the bad economy, according to Publisher Randy Hammer.
There’s a slow quieting of whirring machinery. It’s about 2:45 a.m., and a sense of resignation hangs all around. The nightly process of printing a daily newspaper, a ritual practiced for close to 150 years in Asheville, has just come to an end.
In a $15 million wrongful termination lawsuit filed Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, against the Asheville Citizen-Times, former Executive Editor Susan Ihne claims the newspaper’s publisher bullied and harassed her. Click here to download a PDF of the lawsuit.
The former editor of the Asheville Citizen-Times on Wednesday filed a $15 million wrongful termination lawsuit against the newspaper’s publisher and its corporate owner, claiming that the publisher engaged in a pattern of harassing and bullying behavior.