Companies that do business with newspapers are encouraged to reserve their tabletop exhibit space or other sponsorships for the SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting as soon as possible. Deadlines are approaching for listings in the printed program.More
The 4th Quarter is right around the corner and we are heading into one of the most important and most profitable seasons of the year.
The September SNPA P2P (Publisher-to-Publisher) video conference call will help you get ahead of your holiday sales planning. Simply share a successful sales initiative, product, contest or other idea and get more proven ideas in return! We are looking for your best ideas for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas and other 4th quarter sales plans.
This P2P session will occur on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. (EDT).
Participating is simple: Contribute one idea and, in exchange, you get the login codes and the complete package of ideas that are contributed by other newspapers.MORE
Join colleagues from across the industry – Oct. 6-8 in Chicago – to hear these outstanding speakers presenting on urgent issues, innovative strategies and successful case studies.
- Judi Terzotis and Peter Kovacs on how The Advocate of Baton Rouge won the newspaper Battle of New Orleans.
- Fredric Rutberg on betting – successfully – on quality news content over cutting to grow The Berkshire Eagle.
- Mi-Ai Parrish on lessons learned in innovation and digital strategies during a career leading The Arizona Republic, USA Today Network, The Kansas Star and more.
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The first Annual Meeting of the new association being formed by the merger of SNPA and Inland Press Association will feature industry innovators who are finding new business models and solutions in the print (and digital) world. Join us Oct. 6-8 in Chicago!
The collective experience being shared by industry veterans, media experts and rising stars makes this a meeting that will be valuable to publishers as well as their key department heads. Take advantage of the team discount offered to newspapers that send five or more employees ... or discounted first-time rates for staff members who have never before attended an SNPA or Inland annual meeting.MORE
The Family Owners & Next Generation Leadership Conference Oct. 4-5 – the first after the formal merger of SNPA and Inland Press Association – promises to offer more opportunities for networking than ever before.
The strength of Family Owners conferences has always been in confronting challenges and finding solutions within the participating families themselves.MORE
Here's a taste of what you'll hear in Chicago, Oct. 6-8:
- Walter Hussman reports on the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's bold move to convert all its subscribers to digital subscribers.
- Recruitment guru Laurie Kahn on what newspapers need to do to assemble a team of sales superstars.
- The Post and Courier reveals results from the Google News Initiative – literally days after its conclusion.
- News from Washington on the newspaper industry's fight to get a fair share of revenue from Facebook and Google.Springs.
When retired judge Frederic Rutberg and three other investors bought The Berkshire Eagle in western Massachusetts and three sister dailies in Vermont, he set what seemed like an audacious goal for papers that had suffered relentless cost-cutting under Digital First Media ownership.
"In 2016, new ownership announced its goal to make The Eagle the finest community newspaper in America," Rutberg wrote in a column earlier this year, "and we would do so employing a rather novel strategy: By improving the paper and its websites, we will attract more readers, which will guarantee sustainability for our staff, our readers and our community."
Three years later, the strategy is working.
The Eagle newsroom has been staffed up, with several of the 40 journalists concentrating on investigative reporting. Subscriptions are up and the community is responding to a product of local ownership focused on local news and issues.
Rutberg will tell the story of The Eagle's renaissance this October in Chicago during the first Annual Meeting after the formal merger of the Inland Press Association and SNPA.
The Eagle session fits well with the rest of the program that is coming together for the Oct. 6-8 Annual Meeting. One theme is emerging as sessions are added to the agenda: Strategies for sustainability – financially and journalistically.MORE
The new association that will be formed by the merger of SNPA and Inland Press Association is honored by the commitment of some major sponsors for its Oct. 6-8 annual meeting in Chicago.MORE
While the discussions of new business models will doubtless grab the headlines of the Joint Annual Meeting, the agenda will also offer the kind of practical, real-life information that have made conferences at both associations so valuable.MORE
View photos from the 2019 Mega-Conference on the SNPA Facebook page.MORE