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Capitol Broadcasting launches Opinion section to raise awareness of statewide issues

Posted June 24, 2016

Capitol Broadcasting Company today announced the launch of a web-based Opinion section to express the company's editorial positions and provide other opinion-related content.

Capitol Broadcasting hired veteran North Carolina journalist Seth Effron as editor of the new section, which will be available to the public as a separate tab on the WRAL.com website.

"We want to be part of the North Carolina conversation," says Capitol Broadcasting Company President/CEO Jim Goodmon. "We will offer ideas and solutions designed to make North Carolina a better place to live, work and do business."

The new opinion section includes editorials, commentary from select third-party writers, a state-wide editorial round-up, video interviews and occasional cartoons.

Effron has spent more than four decades in journalism, academia and public service. He will write editorials and produce the opinion page as part of CBC's Corporate Special Projects Department, headed by John Harris.

For more information, contact CBC Opinion Editor Seth Effron at seffron@cbc-raleigh.com or 919-744-3158.


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  • Matt Nickeson Jul 30, 2016
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    Why not focus some energy on actually investigating and reporting actual local news? I guess that would be too close to actual journalism for WRAL. I suppose it is so much easier to simply reproduce AP stories and opinion pieces. I am sad at what my what used to be my local source of news has become. Any self respecting journalist left at WRAL should feel ashamed at the thing that WRAL has become.

  • Roger Connor Jun 26, 2016
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    Apparently not, as the Editorial on Gun Control doesn't allow comments as of 6:30pm Sunday.

  • Eric Atkinson Jun 25, 2016
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    Democrat talking points. Just like the regular articles.

  • Rhonda Arthur Jun 25, 2016
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    It will all be slanted to the left I'm sure.

  • John Lobenstein Jun 24, 2016
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    ""We want to be part of the North Carolina conversation," says Capitol Broadcasting Company President/CEO Jim Goodmon."

    Will there really be a conversation?