Professional Development

Top Row: Mark Adams, Ethan Aden and Mickie Anderson
Second Row: Tonya Maddox, Cliff McCollum and Andrea Vick
SNPA has announced the protégés and their mentors for the NEX GEN Class of 2018-19. They will meet for the first time this week at SNPA's News Industry Summit in Nashville.

SNPA's NEX GEN mentor program helps newspaper employees with executive potential develop leadership skills and grow professionally.

NEX GEN protégés and their mentors will craft their own agenda, schedule times to talk by phone at least once a month, and set a time for a personal visit.

SNPA also arranges group video conference calls for participants about every six weeks and invites the group to participate in online networking opportunities with key industry executives.

The NEX GEN Class of 2018-19 includes:

  • Mark Adams, audience acquisition and retention manager for The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C.

  • Ethan Aden, digital sales manager for the Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

  • Mickie Anderson, local news editor at The Gainesville Sun, Gainesville, Fla.

  • Tonya Maddox, publisher of the Montrose Daily Press, Montrose, Colo.

  • Cliff McCollum, managing editor of Gulf Coast Media, Foley, Ala.

  • Andrea Vick, local sales manager for the Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Texas.

Read bios of 2018-19 NEX GEN participants. More
Calendar of Events
October 10 - 12, 2018

The 2018 annual meeting will be held at the Nashville Hilton, Oct. 10-12.

February 25 - 27, 2019

If you can't be with us tomorrow in Nashville, follow the SNPA News Industry Summit on Twitter at #NewsIndSummit.

We have a great program, awards to present, officers, directors and trustees to elect, opportunities to learn from our sponsors/exhibitors, and time to network with colleagues.

Follow us on Twitter and the SNPA website for convention coverage and to be the first to learn about the following awards:

  • Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award - to be presented on Thursday
  • Carmage Walls Commentary Prize - presented on Thursday
  • Photo/Video Contest - presented on Friday
  • Print Quality Contest - presented on Friday
SNPA People

Scot Morrissey

Carlton Fletcher, who has served the past several months as the newspaper's interim editor, has been named editor of The Herald and AlbanyHerald.com, and sales trainer Heather Harrison has been promoted to retail sales manager.

Industry News

Reprinted from The Times, Gainesville, Ga.

The Times (Gainesville, Ga.) this week announced it will be making significant changes in its printed editions by the end of the year.

As of Dec. 24, The Times will no longer have printed Monday or Tuesday editions, moving to a five-day-per-week print cycle.

Content will continue to be produced and posted digitally seven days a week, and subscribers will continue to have full digital access to fresh content daily.


Tronc is changing its name back to Tribune Publishing.

The Chicago-based company announced the decision on Thursday.

The name change will take effect after the market closes Tuesday. Beginning Wednesday, the company's stock will trade on the NASDAQ under the new ticker symbol TPCO.

Read more from the Daily Press


The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is looking for media outlets interested in partnering with advanced students from the Missouri School of Journalism as part of its RJI Student Innovation Fellowship program. Fellows are embedded in a newsroom for a full semester to help with projects employing innovative technologies, storytelling techniques and revenue models.


By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

The Oklahoman Media Co. generated hundreds of advertising leads with one new marketing initiative while creating a popular new event from its traditional emphasis on prep sports.

Since March, the company has generated 850 new leads through a LinkedIn B2B marketing system, according to Lawre Everest, creative director for Oklahoman Media. To say it has exceeded expectations is an understatement.

No budget? No travel? NO PROBLEM!

It's budget time. Looking for a way to grow revenue?

SNPA is hosting a free video conference from 2-3 p.m. EST on Oct. 18 packed with successful revenue ideas.

The ROI is guaranteed.

To participate, you must submit a revenue idea by Friday, Oct. 12. Tell us your most successful money-maker in 2018 – your "home run."

Newspapers that submit an idea will get login instructions and copies of the entire collection of ideas that are submitted by other newspapers. Send one idea, get many more.

No fees. No travel. No time away from the office. Guaranteed pay off. We hope you won't find any reason to sit this one out!

Send in your idea and let SNPA help you grow your business!

SNPA Jobs Network

Press Operator, Longview News-Journal, Longview, Texas
The Longview News-Journal, an award-winning daily newspaper, is seeking a Press Operator to join our production team. Learn more and submit your resume

Audience Development Manager, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Chattanooga, Tenn.
We are looking for an individual who has experience leading sales and retention efforts related to both print and digital subscription audiences. This position reports directly to the President of the newspaper. Learn more and submit your resume

Associate Editor/Special Projects, SC Biz News, Greenville, Columbia or Charleston, S.C.
SC Biz News, a B2B publications company in South Carolina, is looking for a well-organized writer/editor to join our growing custom publishing division. The position will be responsible for helping with a variety of projects across the state and will be located in one of our offices in Greenville, Columbia or Charleston. Learn more and submit your resume

Reporter, The Columbia Regional Business Report, South Carolina
The Columbia Regional Business Report, a business-to-business news and information resource for small and mid-sized businesses in the Midlands of South Carolina, has an opening for a business reporter to cover a variety of beats related to economic development and industry. Learn more and submit your resume

Research Specialist, SC Biz News, Charleston, S.C.
SC Biz News, a leading B2B publications company in South Carolina, is seeking a research specialist to gather data. Learn more and submit your resume

Publisher, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Okla.
GateHouse Media is searching for a visionary leader to guide The Oklahoman, headquartered in Oklahoma City, into a new era.  First published in 1889, The Oklahoman is the leading news organization in Oklahoma City and publishes high-quality, local content while offering innovative multimedia marketing solutions. Learn more and submit your resume

Post your job openings with SNPA. There's no cost to SNPA members. If you have any difficulty posting your openings, send the information for your employment listings to cindy@snpa.org.

Training and Development

Learn both technical and creative best practices that allow you to capture audio that enhances your story and engages your listeners and viewers.SNPA members can register at no cost for this Oct. 11 webinar.

Reader's Corner

News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs. Read the latest from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.


If you look closely at the fine print just below the banner logo for PublicNoticeAds.com, a single-source searchable database for legal ads published by "participating newspapers" across the country, it reads: "The public notice database on this site is not a substitute for the official publication that is required by law. You will still find those notices in your local newspaper."

On the site's homepage are links to each to state with "participating newspapers," though most simply redirect the browser to other websites of a similar design. For example, clicking on the link to Connecticut redirects the user to Connecticut public notices, which is "powered by MyPublicNotices.com." From there, users can click on individual links to public notices on individual websites for each newspaper title, or search notices published in any of the state's local and regional titles.

In fact, legally mandated public notices are already prevalently available online and digitally redundant to what's published in printed newspapers. In addition to these sites, they are also found on government-maintained sites, legal sites and on many newspaper-branded websites.

Yet, in several states just this year, legislators have proposed bills that would allow for public notices to bypass print altogether, possibly narrowing access to information and starving newspapers of the revenue derived from publishing information of this kind.

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