“Our lives in this democratic country do not exist in a void, and we need to know about the institutions that provide essential services and a safe, livable environment — like government, schools and hospitals.”
Growing up in Asheville nurtured Elizabeth Colton’s desire to travel. And she has Warren Wilson College, in part, to thank for it. Throughout her youth, Colton’s parents invited international students studying at the college to their home during holidays. In meeting these travelers, the young Colton knew she wanted to explore the world for herself. […]
Xpress sat down with the heads of two local nonprofit news organizations to learn how the business model compares to its for-profit cousin and whether the concept offers a sustainable solution to an industry struggling to hang on.
The former Black Mountain News reporter launched the online publication in early 2020.
“Miss Darcel Grimes will always be at the temple of Western North Carolina news excellence, and she is surely missed off the air.”
“You have all played a very important role in shaping Asheville as it has grown and changed. Your commitment to local makes a huge difference in our little town.”
Journalists Carolyn Morrisroe and Edwin Arnaudin join the editorial staff of Mountain Xpress.
“The reason I think your decision was poor is that, presented as it is, in direct quotes, it can be easily misconstrued by those with hate in their hearts … “
“An open mind is important but must be balanced with healthy skepticism and critical thinking.”
“While A-B Tech has never had a problem fulfilling public records requests, your reporter seemed to want to establish a problem with our procedures.”
“If you purport to be a newspaper, practice responsible journalism.”
Carolina Public Press is at it again, continuing to foster a more well-informed region, with its newest initiative. Open WNC, which Executive Director Angie Newsome says she hopes to launch in July, aims to give readers and citizens of Western Carolina easy access to public documents, data and records.
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.”