Carolina Public Press hosts second Buncombe County News Exchange today

For more information on Carolina Public Press’ News Exchange program, check out this story, written in June 2014, from Xpress.

The Carolina Public Press News Exchange
A forum to discuss news and express concerns and questions about your community with local investigative journalists.

Western Office of the N.C. Department of Cultural Archives
176 Riceville Rd.

East Asheville

Thursday, Oct. 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Followed by a tour of the archives.

From Carolina Public Press:

ASHEVILLE — Please join the award-winning journalists with Carolina Public Press for two meetups in Buncombe County — the eighth and ninth in The News Exchange series — to discuss in-depth and investigative news across Western North Carolina — especially the people, places and issues going overlooked and under-reported.

We want to talk about journalism and the news in Buncombe County, Asheville and your specific community. What needs an investigative reporter to ask more questions? What’s the future of independent media, high-quality news and what does that mean for our communities?

And what can Carolina Public Press offer you — where you live, study, work, volunteer, worship and participate?

Details For Both Meetups

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
6-7 p.m.
Green Sage Cafe Westgate, 70 Westgate Parkway, West Asheville
Please look for the Carolina Public Press signs.

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

12:30-1:30 p.m., to be followed by tour of the Western Office of the N.C. Department of Cultural Archives
Western Office of the N.C. Department of Cultural Archives, 176 Riceville Rd., East Asheville
Please look for the Carolina Public Press signs.

These are two in of a series of free, public community meetings by Carolina Public Press, whose award-winning staff will visit all 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina in the coming months to connect with readers, donors, volunteers and content-sharing partners during a series of free, public community meetings called The News Exchange. Exchanges have already been held in Cherokee, Graham, Swain, Watauga, Avery, Mitchell and Yancey counties, with participants including residents, academics, community leaders and local community newspaper reporters and editors.

We’ll also introduce participants to Carolina Public Press, the region’s only nonprofit online journalism service providing the 18 westernmost counties of the state with unbiased, in-depth and investigative reporting as well as educational opportunities to journalists, students and others.

Carolina Public Press believes that public interest reporting is critical to an informed, engaged electorate and to ensuring government accountability. The organization’s staff will share information about what makes CPP different and opportunities to become more involved in creating a thriving and independent investigative news service in WNC.

For more information, please contact Executive Director Angie Newsome by email or by phone at 828-279-0949.

For the news organization’s Facebook event page, click here.

About Hayley Benton
Current freelance journalist and artist. Former culture/entertainment reporter at the Asheville Citizen-Times and former news reporter at Mountain Xpress. Also a coffee drinker, bad photographer, teller of stupid jokes and maker-upper of words. I can be reached at hayleyebenton [at] Follow me @HayleyTweeet

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