North Carolina Press Club

moves forward


Jo Ann Mathews and Suzy Barile, NCPC members

North Carolina Press Club reconstructed its Web site and has a new look at It also developed a Facebook page at It has made these changes to meet the needs of professional communicators and is reaching out those new to these professions and those with years of experience to come and see who we are and what we offer.

NCPC realizes that in the 21st century the changes in professional communications have expanded to include more than journalism. Marketing, blogging, media relations, online newsletters, broadcasting and other forms of communication are careers for today’s writing professionals, and we welcome all of you.

The organization has an annual communications contest and are an affiliate of National Federation of Press Women, which chose to keep its name but welcomes male communicators.

Organized in 1978 as Women’s Press Club of North Carolina with 17 members, the group changed its name to North Carolina Press Club in 1983, welcomed men to the organization and grew to more than 100 members.

Check out our Web site at and our Facebook page at, leave comments and tell us what you are looking for and how we can accommodate your writing interests.


Article By: Jo Ann Mathews

I’ve been a professional freelance writer for several years and specialize in writing feature stories. I have more than a 1,000 bylines to my credit and have written on countless topics from autism to zoology. My columns on fashion and the Internet appeared in a Chicago area newspaper in the 90s. “Brunswick Buzz,” the column in The Sun News, the Myrtle Beach, S.C. daily, ran for seven years then “Events on the North Strand” took over in October 2013, also in The Sun News.

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