The Assembly publishes deep reporting on power and place in North Carolina.

We launched in February 2021 with a focus on interesting and nuanced journalism about our state. We tell big stories, and give our journalists space to be ambitious. We want our work to surprise, inform, and leave you with a better understanding. 

North Carolina deserves big-swing reporting, right here in our own backyard. We’re grateful to have you onboard.

Our Business Model

We believe good reporting should be accessible. Everyone can read an article a month without a subscription, but with just $4 a month—or $40 a year—you can get full access to everything on our site.

Level up to a Partner Subscription for $15 a month, which gives you access to additional exclusive newsletter content and Partner-only merchandise and events. 

Our model only works with your support. When readers subscribe, it lets us pay good money to good writers to spend weeks, even months, on big stories—all with the independence and intensity that revelatory journalism requires. 

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Interested in joining the team? Send us a note with your resume and clips, and we’ll stay in touch. We’ll be hiring reporter positions throughout 2023.