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.MORE
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.MORE
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.MORE
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.MORE
Showcase your business at SNPA's News Industry Summit by reserving tabletop exhibit space or the sponsorship of your choice. Download full details about sponsorship and exhibit opportunities.MORE
SNPA is launching a new series of free "P2P" video conferences for publishers that will help publishers grow revenue and sharpen their management skills.MORE
In today's highly divisive political environment, the media and its credibility have become the news. Reporters and media outlets are under attack from all sides – the public, companies, social media, even the nation's highest office. How can local newspapers convince their audience to click and read when they're constantly warned of "fake news"?
During next month's SNPA News Industry Summit in Nashville, Tara Deering Hansen, principal of Sonder Public Relations, will discuss the importance of local newspapers developing a public relations strategy to strengthen trust and credibility in their communities. Like any reputable company, newspapers must know and own their brand.More
Click here to download the complete conference program.
Our presenters will be talking about countering the assault on journalism and media credibility, and building trust with your audience. They will be sharing critical concerns over not getting paid for content on digital platforms – a challenge the managing partner of Methuselah Advisors says could threaten the survival of many daily papers. Hear about the Fair Use Collective, which is serving as a negotiating intermediary between publishers and digital platform enterprises.
If you aren't in Nashville, Oct. 10-12, you'll also miss a lot more. There are topics for publishers, general managers, digital and advertising directors, newsroom leaders and other key leaders throughout your paper.
The newspaper industry's practice of permitting digital platforms such as Google, Facebook, Twitter and others to exploit content created by publishers without compulsory or use-based compensation must change, says John Chachas, managing partner of Methuselah Advisors, a merger advisory firm specializing in serving media, digital and other industrial clients.
In a hard-hitting presentation at next month's SNPA News Industry Summit. Chachas will talk about his firm's evaluation of the economic model of the publishing industry. "Absent a major re-definition of the relationship between publishers and digital companies, the survival of many daily papers will be at risk," he says. Publishers of all SNPA member newspapers need to hear this presentation.More