But note that there’s still a lot of work to do
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By Shannan Bowen, executive editor, NC Local News Workshop
Last week, while attending the Independent News Sustainability Summit in Austin, I was struck by how many times someone mentioned North Carolina’s news and information ecosystem with admiration. When I introduced myself to new people or connected with old friends, I would hear them say something like:
- I keep hearing so much about North Carolina!
- You all have so much going on in NC.
- I’m inspired by the work coming out of NC!
- Wasn’t I just hearing about an interesting North Carolina news initiative recently?
And it’s true. We have a lot of great things in the works. I might be biased — OK, totally biased — but I’m going to take a moment to brag on all that’s going on in our state.