media

Company News: Why we’re joining Axios

I’m excited to share with you that Axios has acquired the Charlotte Agenda. The New York Times just broke the news. Why it matters: With Axios’s...

What it’s like to be married to Joe Bruno (and his phone)

He hadn’t opened his phone in more than a week, keeping his first promise of their marriage. “I’m putting my phone away for Liz for our honeymoon,” Joe...

These ‘spicy’ memes hold a mirror up to Charlotte culture

Charlotte’s newest humorist got their start in a oh-so-relatable way: browsing the internet. “I was just mindlessly scrolling through memes,”...

In another big media deal, Red Ventures buys Lonely Planet

In another huge local media merger, Indian Land-based Red Ventures has acquired the travel brand Lonely Planet from NC2 Media. The companies did not disclose...

LaMelo Ball and his 5.7M followers on Instagram is a big deal for Charlotte

With 5.7 million followers on Instagram, LaMelo Ball, newly drafted by the Hornets, will soon be one of the biggest influencers in Charlotte. Second only to...

Symphony Webber joins Charlotte Agenda as a reporter and photographer

We’re excited to announce that Symphony Webber will join our team on Monday, August 3, as a reporter and photographer covering things to do around the city....

A hedge fund is close to taking over the Charlotte Observer’s parent company. What will it mean for local journalism?

The New Jersey hedge fund Chatham Asset Management likely will become the new owner of McClatchy, the beleaguered parent company of the Charlotte Observer....

Queen City Nerve’s live streams of protests are changing Charlotte’s media scene

There’s the faint smell of tear gas when I hop in the back seat of Justin LaFrancois’ car on Wednesday afternoon. Stacks of newspapers fill the...

Hammered by coronavirus, local media outlets look to find new revenue sources

Readers are devouring news in record numbers. Journalists are putting in long hours to cover stories about coronavirus testing, layoffs in their city, business...

Charlotte Agenda receives investment from Knight Foundation to hire investigative reporter

We’re thrilled to announce that the Charlotte Agenda has received an investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to hire an investigative...

Journalist Paige Hopkins joins Charlotte Agenda

We’re excited to announce that Paige Hopkins starts today as a reporter and producer for Charlotte Agenda. A native of the Charlotte area, Paige joins the...

EatWorkPlay quietly returns with a new name and a new mission: selling $20 masks

Five months ago, the online lifestyle guide EatWorkPlay CLT postponed its black-tie charity gala with days notice and little explanation. When I looked into...