Maintaining a high valuation at your newspaper:
Brokers' perspectives

When buyers look at your newspaper, what do they see? If your name is on our attendee list, you'll find out from the experts at the industry's principal mergers and acquisition firms – during the SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting.

Our panelists are:
  • Sara April, partner, Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April
  • Julie Bergman, vice president/newspaper division, Grimes, McGovern & Associates
  • John Thomas Cribb, associate, Cribb, Greene & Cope
They will provide insights into what potential buyers are looking for in a newspaper property, what those thinking of selling can do to make their property more appealing, and what valuations sellers might expect in this market.

SNPA and Inland Press Association will officially merge next Tuesday. The name of the new association will be announced Oct. 6 at the Annual Meeting. Be there!

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Keynote from a newspaper pioneer: Insights from Mi-Ai Parrish 9/18/19

Presented by Mi-Ai Parrish, Sue Clark-Johnson Professor in Media Innovation and Leadership, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Media Communication, Arizona State University

Attendees at the SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting will have a unique opportunity to hear from a trailblazing editor, journalist and digital strategist. Mi-Ai Parrish will reflect on her career, which includes being the first female publisher of The Kansas City Star, the first minority to serve as publisher of The Arizona Republic and the first Korean publisher in mainstream media.

This is just one of more than a dozen sessions that keep you tuned into industry information that you need to know.

Be here when we announce the name of the new association being formed from the merger of Inland and SNPA.

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Last chance to reserve a hotel room in our room block 9/17/19

Have you reserved your room at the JW Marriott for the SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting?

Wednesday is the deadline to reserve a room in our block.


Habit Forming: What Northwestern's Medill School discovered about the real keys to sustainable digital subscriptions 9/17/19

Extensive research and data analysis by the Local News Initiative at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications identified reader habits as vital to retaining online subscribers - but they also encountered some surprises along the way. For instance, subscribers who read a lot of stories and read them more deeply were not more likely to keep their subscriptions.

On Tuesday morning at the SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting, our presenters will detail what really works to cultivate readers willing to pay for your valuable digital news content.


Register for Mega-Conference early at discounted rates 9/10/19

The Key Executives Mega-Conference will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2020. This is THE major newspaper industry conference of the year; you can't afford to miss it!

This is your chance to network face-to-face with newspaper executives from across the country.


Retaining public notices, funding journalism and more; you can't afford to miss the Annual Meeting 9/9/19

We've packed a lot into three days: A celebration of the merger of SNPA and Inland Press Association and a jam-packed program filled with compelling topics you asked for.

Newspaper management, retaining public notice revenue, marketing, advertising sales, newsroom strategies, digital, social media, circulation and audience development topics are all on the agenda for the Annual Meeting of SNPA and Inland Press Association, Oct. 6-8 in Chicago.

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Registration for Mega-Conference has begun 9/3/19

Registration for the 2020 Mega-Conference has begun and this is your chance to register at discounted rates. The Feb. 17-19 conference in Fort Worth, Texas, will mark the 10th anniversary of the Mega-Conference.


What we learned from the Digital Subscriptions Lab 9/1/19

The Digital Subscriptions Lab was a six-month program at a select group of newspapers of various sizes to find a sustainable business model for the newspaper industry.

Hear what came out of this partnership between FTI Consulting, the Google News Initiative and Local Media Association during the SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting, to be held Oct. 6-8 in Chicago.

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12 cheers for new revenue ideas! 8/27/19

During one of the idea-packed P2P video conference calls last year, The Roanoke Times shared a holiday promotion called "12Cheers!" It was a contest designed for restaurants to showcase their best cocktails during the holidays – along the lines of the 12 Days of Christmas.

On Sept. 26, SNPA will host a free conference call that will be completely focused on holiday sales revenue. Share one idea for a Halloween, Thanksgiving, Veterans Day, Christmas or other holiday promotion and get the complete collection of ideas at no cost. Get some great new ideas on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. (EDT).

Want to know a little more about the Roanoke contest or how you can sign up for this year's collection of holiday sales ideas? Click on the link below.


Hear details about antitrust safe harbor legislation at the SNPA-Inland annual meeting in Chicago 8/26/19

Danielle Coffey, the News Media Alliance's senior vice president of strategic initiatives, will explain the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act at the SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting in Chicago, and provide an update on its progress through Congress.

"This is a critical time for news publishers to invest in reporters and resources necessary for quality journalism," Coffey said. "Verifiable, fact-based reporting is essential to an informed democracy, and without a sustainable business model that underpins newsgathering, consumers will be harmed and click-bait will prevail. This is why we support an antitrust safe harbor for news publishers to collectively negotiate for a better deal with the tech platforms."

The Oct. 6-8 meeting in Chicago is the launch of the new association formed by the merger of SNPA and the Inland Press Association. Here are a dozen more reasons to attend:

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