by Alex Ashe

News and views from inside the media bubble


Greensboro-based magazine Our State is hosting a celebration at the NC Museum of History in Raleigh for its 80 th anniversary on June 8. The beautiful North Carolina booster magazine, which is read by more than 850,000 people every month, will celebrate at the free and public event from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. The festivities include a meet-and-greet with Editor Elizabeth Hudson, a special exhibit on the magazine’s history, live bluegrass music, a complimentary issue, food sampling and a live pottery demonstration.

In 80 years, the magazine’s staff has certainly learned how to throw a great reception party, and you don’t have to take their word for it. After attending a recent issue launch in Chapel Hill, complete with samples of food featured in the publication and fancy, free drinks, I’ve learned it’s best to avoid missing Our State’s events like this whenever possible. I’ll vouch for the magazine too — I recently renewed my subscription.