Registration for Mega exhibits and sponsorships opens to all companies next week 8/14/18

This is the last week for returning exhibitors and sponsors from 2018 to reserve their booths and/or sponsorships for the 2019 Mega-Conference before registration opens to all companies.

Starting Aug. 20, all companies will be allowed to reserve their booths/sponsorships and an online link for reservations will be available at

For budgeting purposes, click here to view complete exhibitor and sponsorship details


SNPA announces topics and speakers for News Industry Summit 8/13/18

The program has been announced for the 2018 News Industry Summit and there is still time for you to take advantage of discounted registration fees. Costs go up soon. Register today!

Hotel rooms at the Nashville Hilton are expected to sell out soon. Reserve your room as soon as possible. The group rate is $254 (single or double occupancy). Reserve your room no later than Sept. 19 by calling (615) 620-1000 (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or dial 1-800-HILTONS. Rooms are expected to sell out prior to the deadline.


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FREE FOR PUBLISHERS: Video Conference on Creating a Digital Agency 8/7/18

SNPA will host a free video conference on "Creating a Digital Agency" on Thursday, Sept. 20.

SNPA's monthly P2P programs are free for SNPA members, but participants must sign up in advance.


Beyond problem-solving: Leading through the chaos and setting the course 8/7/18

The strategic plan developed by the SNPA Board of Directors encourages the creation of a publisher development program based on what members have identified as a training void in our industry.

Publishers attending the News Industry Summit in Nashville, Oct. 10-12, will get a taste of this new initiative.

Tom Silvestri, president and publisher of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch and chairman of SNPA's Executive Development Committee, said the committee "has outlined an approach and invited The Poynter Institute to help create such a program for SNPA members." Any program created would require SNPA Board approval.

He said an expanded segment at the fall SNPA conference in Nashville will "provide a sample of what such a development program could be."

He added, "This live demonstration will focus on helping current publishers and publishers-to-be lead through the chaos and uncertainty to constantly anticipate what's next and have the wherewithal to turn possibilities into positive results. You won't get a certificate for completing the Poynter-led overview, but you'll help SNPA further refine a development program that we hope will be career-changing for our publisher members."

Neil Brown, president of The Poynter Institute, will lead the segment at the News Industry Summit.


A dozen reasons to head to Nashville 7/31/18

SNPA's 2018 News Industry Summit is not for everybody.

If you've already hit your 2018 revenue goals, you could skip it and experience Nashville any time.

If you know exactly how your company is going to navigate the digital environment and you have a plan in place to counter claims about your credibility, take a vacation instead.

But if your situation mirrors the experience of most newspaper executives ... find a way to be there. Attending this program will pay for itself many times over.


Reserve your hotel room before they are gone 7/23/18

SNPA's discounted rooms at the Nashville Hilton are almost gone. If you're thinking about coming to the Oct. 10-12 News Industry Summit, reserve your room by calling (615) 620-1000. When the room block is sold out, any room you find is likely to be much more expensive!


Rooftop party overlooking downtown Nashville is planned for Summit 7/17/18

AMG|Parade and SNPA will co-host a rooftop party overlooking downtown Nashville during the 2018 News Industry Summit in October.

The event will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, at Rock Bottom Brewery.


Register for News Industry Summit before rates increase 7/10/18

SNPA is headed to Nashville, Tenn., this fall – the first time our News Industry Summit has been held in Music City! Dates are Oct. 10-12.


Kirk Davis to address News Industry Summit this fall in Nashville 6/5/18

During the 2018 News Industry Summit, GateHouse Media CEO Kirk Davis will address how the GateHouse business model is evolving to build a sustainable future for local journalism.

In his discussion, he will address news and content innovation, building new revenue streams and the strategic way GateHouse is pursuing efficiencies. GateHouse Media parent, New Media Investment Group, has invested nearly $1 billion in local media in just 4 1/2 years. While the company has grown appreciably, Davis will explain how local journalism and quality remain at the forefront of their mission.

The News Industry Summit will be held Oct. 10-12 and, for the first time, in Nashville, Tenn.

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Register now for SNPA's News Industry Summit in Nashville 5/22/18

Register now for SNPA's News Industry Summit, to be held Oct. 10-12 in Nashville, Tenn.