Raleigh Public Record

Nonprofit, independent news for the Raleigh community

About

This page is a work in progress, check back soon for updates.

Mission statement

Meet the editor

Contributors

Board of Directors

Become a contributor

Internships


Mission statement

The Raleigh Public Record will provide non-profit community journalism for Raleigh, North Carolina. Through its website, RPR will deliver fair, trusted coverage of the issues affecting the neighborhoods in which we all live by using old-fashioned reporting and compelling writing, along with audio and visual mediums. RPR will also serve as a laboratory to test the technological limits of the new media paradigm and help train a new generation of journalists.


Meet the editor

Charles C. Duncan Pardo is a reporter and editor with the Courthouse News Service, but Raleigh Public Record has become his full-time volunteer job. Charles has worked as a reporter for the North Carolina Public Radio and did a brief stint as a producer for WUNC’s The State of Things. His work has appeared on National Public Radio, in the Independent Weekly and other outlets.

Charles firmly believes in doing what you love and care about, even if that means being underemployed. He embarked on this adventure to create a nonprofit source for Raleigh news in September 2009.

Charles is a graduate of Wake Technical Community College and N.C. State’s English Department and also holds a certificate from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

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Contributors

News contributors

Christie Starnes

Andrew Mayo

Rachel Hulbert (photography)

David Andrews (intern)

Columnists

Kate Pattison - The Historical Record

Katie Knight - For the Record

David Eichenberger - Is This Really Necessary Comics


Board of Directors

sue_photo Sue Sturgis, Chair

Sue Sturgis is the editorial director of the Institute for Southern Studies, a nonprofit journalism organization based in Durham, N.C. She helped develop and is a regular contributor to Facing South, the Institute’s online magazine, and she founded two blogs-Raleigh Eco News and Hometown Hazards-that cover local environmental news. Sturgis is a former staff writer for Durham’s Independent Weekly, where she reported on state politics, and the Raleigh News & Observer, where she covered the police beat. Her freelance work has appeared in publications including Southern Exposure, Salon, The Nation and The Progressive and was honored with an award for long-form news reporting by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. She holds a master’s in journalism from New York University.

huler_photo Scott Huler

The work of Raleigh writer Scott Huler has appeared in such newspapers as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the International Herald Tribune, and such magazines as Child and Backpacker; his award-winning radio work has been heard on public radio shows like “All Things Considered,” “Marketplace,” and “Splendid Table.” He has been on staff at the Philadelphia Daily News, the Raleigh News & Observer, and Nashville Public Radio, where he produced and directed the weekly magazine show, “Mainstream Drive.” He has taught writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Berry College. He currently spends most of his time writing books – his most recent, No-Man’s Lands, details his journey retracing the travels of the Homeric hero Odysseus.

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Bio coming soon.

kate-photo-s Kate Pattison

Kate Pattison spent eight years working as an archaeologist in Vermont, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and the Bahamas. She began writing a weekly historical column about Raleigh, North Carolina, for the Raleigh Public Record last December. Pattison regularly writes blog posts, newsletter features and news summaries for the non-profit environmental group Toxic Free North Carolina. She volunteers for the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s biannual Farm Tour, the Wake County Boys Club garden, and has served on the board of the North Carolina Archaeological Society. She is currently pursuing a certificate in Sustainable Agriculture from Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

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Bio coming soon.

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Cat Warren is associate professor in the Department of English at North Carolina State University where she teaches in the journalism program and in the technical communications program. She was a newspaper reporter during the 1980s for The Sacramento Bee and The Hartford Courant, among others. She has garnered several reporting awards for investigative reporting, as well as education coverage. She has also worked as an editor at a university press and at two university news bureaus. She writes occasionally for the Independent. She has a master’s degree in journalism and a doctorate in communications


Become a contributor

The Raleigh Public Record is brand new and just getting up to speed. The idea is to create a non-profit journalism source to cover Raleigh. We are in organizing mode trying to put together a community to produce and support the site and the idea. We are looking for people to cover city government and politics, crime, education, the environment, growth, development and all the other issues facing the many communities in Raleigh. We are also looking columnists and reviewers to cover life and arts in Raleigh. Check out the Contact page to get in touch with the editor.


Internships

The Raleigh Public Record is accepting applications for unpaid news internships in Raleigh. Interns will report stories, develop features and have the opportunity to do a series or longer-form magazine article. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and clips to editor(at)raleighpublicrecord.org.

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