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Carolina Public Press, WCQS join together for listening session

HAYESVILLE — Please join the award-winning journalists with Carolina Public Press and WCQS Radio for a free public meeting in Clay County to discuss in-depth and investigative news across Western North Carolina — especially the people, places and issues going overlooked and under-reported – on Monday, Aug. 24 from 9-10 a.m. at Hayesville Town Hall.

The independent, nonprofit news organizations want to talk about journalism and the news in Clay County, Hayesville and your specific community. What local and regional issues should receive more attention from reporters? What’s the future of independent media, high-quality news and what does that mean for our communities?

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

Meetup Details

Clay County News Exchange
Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
9-10 a.m.
Hayesville Town Hall, 56 Sanderson Street [map]
Please look for the Carolina Public Press signs.

This meetup is the latest in of a series of free, public community meetings organized by Carolina Public Press, whose 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.

Carolina Public Press is pleased to partner with WCQS, listener-supported Western North Carolina Public Radio, for News Exchange meetings in Clay, Macon, Jackson and Transylvania counties. The meetings will also introduce participants to both organizations.

WCQS, which delivers its programming over a network of a dozen Western North Carolina transmitters, is a regional nonprofit National Public Radio station and is committed to the highest standards of public service in journalism and cultural expression. WCQS and NPR focus on in-depth, quality news that examines and airs diverse perspectives. Find more at www.wcqs.org.

Carolina Public Press is a regional nonprofit online news service committed to providing the 18 westernmost counties of the state with unbiased, in-depth and investigative reporting and educational opportunities. Find more at www.carolinapublicpress.org.

Carolina Public Press has already held similar public forums in Avery, Buncombe, Cherokee, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Mitchell, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Watauga and Yancey counties, with participants including residents, academics, community leaders and newspaper reporters and editors. Additional News Exchange meetings are in development.

For more information, please contact either Carolina Public Press Executive Director Angie Newsome at anewsome@carolinapublicpress.org or 828-774-5290 or WCQS General Manager David Feingold at dfeingold@wcqs.org or 828-210-4805.

Originally published July 24 and updated on Aug. 6.

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 anewsome@carolinapublicpress.org.

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