CHEROKEE — Please join the award-winning journalists with Carolina Public Press for a meetup in Swain County — the sixth 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 Swain County 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?

Meetup Details

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
12 – 1 p.m.
The Museum of the Cherokee Indian, 589 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee, NC  28719 (map)
More details here (via Facebook, via Meetup), and please look for the Carolina Public Press signs.

This is one 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.

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.

Exchanges have already been held in Watauga, Avery, Mitchell and Yancey counties, with participants including residents, academics, community leaders and local community newspaper reporters and editors.

Additional meetups are currently scheduled in the following locations:

Graham County – Sept. 10. [More]
Cherokee County – Sept. 10. [More]

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

Angie Newsome

Angie Newsome is the executive director and editor of Carolina Public Press. Contact her at (828) 774-5290 or e-mail her at

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