About Us

The News & Observer

421 Fayetteville Street, Suite 104

Raleigh, NC 27601

Mission statement

Values: The News & Observer, while continuously created every day, is built on a set of unchanging beliefs.

As a news organization, we value accuracy, fairness and freedom of speech.

As a staff, we value excellence, creativity, innovation and diversity.

As a company, we value our employees, our readers and our customers.

And as part of this community, we believe it is a privilege to participate in a unique daily exchange that strives for those enduring standards.

Our commitment to diversity: The News & Observer Publishing Company is committed to building, fostering and maintaining a diverse workplace that strengthens an appreciation, respect and understanding of our differences. Our goal is to create an atmosphere of acceptance that allows our collective values to reflect our community and strengthen our company and our products.

Who we are

A company with deep roots in the Triangle, The News & Observer Publishing Co. publishes not only The News & Observer, one of the nation’s best regional newspapers, but also 10 twice-weekly newspapers offering community coverage in Chapel Hill, Durham, Cary, Southwest Wake, Eastern Wake, Garner, Clayton, Smithfield, North Raleigh and Midtown Raleigh. The company launched nando.net, one of the nation’s first internet service providers, in 1994, and today is home to both newsobserver.com and triangle.com.

The company offers comprehensive advertising services — digital services, display and classified advertising in the daily and community papers, market research and creative design, direct marketing, preprinted inserts and total market coverage.

The News & Observer’s award-winning Newspapers in Education program provides classroom papers and educational resources to students and teachers across the region.

The paper won journalism’s highest honor, the Pulitzer Gold Medal for Public Service, for its 1995 reports on the effect of large-scale commercial hog farming on the region’s economy and environment.

The News & Observer Publishing Co. is owned by The McClatchy Co., one of the nation’s leading media companies, headquartered in Sacramento, Calif.

Key executives

Publisher: Sara Glines (919) 829-4659

Executive Editor: Robyn Tomlin (919) 829-4806

VP of Audience Development: Jim Puryear (919) 829-4727

Regional HR Business Partner: Kelli Estes (919) 829-4853

VP of Finance: Caroline Willingham (919) 829-4849

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