NCLocal: What local news will look like in 2020.
Despite all you might hear, local news in North Carolina isn’t disappearing. It’s changing, and changing quickly and dramatically. And if you work in the area of public relations, you want to keep up with those changes, understand them, and recognize what they mean for your brands, your agencies, and your clients. One of the folks who knows what those changes mean for our state best is Melanie Sill, a long-time journalist in North Carolina and former executive editor of The News & Observer and The Sacramento Bee, and vice president of content for Southern California Public Radio. She’s been writing about North Carolina’s changing media landscape in a weekly newsletter, NCLocal, since April 2018. She chronicles the efforts underway to retain high-quality sources of news and information in our state. You can begin tapping into Melanie’s insights by signing up for her weekly newsletter. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up directly here: https://t.co/QnquFRTN28
Melanie Sill is a independent editor and consultant on public interest journalism. She spent 25 years at The News & Observer, including five as executive editor, before moving to California to become editor of The Sacramento Bee and then vice president of content at Southern California Public Radio/KPCC in Pasadena. Today she is senior news consultant for a foundation called the Democracy Fund and for the collaborative N.C. Local News Lab Fund, launched in 2018 and housed at the N.C. Community Foundation.