Let's build a playground 11/25/14

By Jules Ciotta
Developing an effectively operating organization is like building a playground. Everyone involved needs to rally around the idea, have a purpose members can commit themselves to, and work to bring a lot of diverse people together to make it all happen. MORE

Improving mindset 11/4/14

By Jules Ciotta
There are six factors that most influence how others perceive our quality and the quality of our service. MORE

Build self-esteem 10/21/14

By Jules Ciotta
Self-esteem is an important element of success, and as a leader, you play a crucial role in helping build and nurture it in your employees. Here are some ideas for increasing your workers' self-esteem: MORE

Publisher Confidence Survey 9/23/14

Once again, Cribb, Greene & Associates is surveying newspaper owners and executives to see how they feel about the future of the industry and other key topics. The survey is short and only takes a few minutes to complete. SNPA encourages all publishers and owners to share their thoughts. MORE

Practical solutions to industry challenges 9/16/14

During Day 1 of the Carmage Walls Leadership Forum, which opened yesterday in Galveston, Texas, 22 publishers and key executives shared practical advice for meeting today's industry challenges.

Topics on Monday included developing new print circulation, digital development, best approaches to competition, personnel (finding, recruiting, training and managing) and managing your staff (dealing with strife, reviews, reprimands and terminations). On Tuesday, the agenda will focus on content, niches and how the world sees us (and what to do about it).

Future eBulletins will examine some of the ideas that came out of this meeting, beginning with a look at how one company evaluates editorial excellence produced by its newsrooms.

Special thanks to Dolph Tillotson, president of Southern Newspapers, Inc., for moderating the Forum.


Patrick Birmingham named to SNPA Board of Directors 8/19/14

Patrick Birmingham, president and publisher of the Knoxville News Sentinel, has been named to the SNPA Board of Directors to represent Tennessee newspapers. MORE

What sets winners apart? 8/11/14

By Jules Ciotta
There are two great differences that set winners apart from others. We like to think winners are just lucky to be in the right spot at the right time or that they were born into the right family. However, history tells us that there are things that winners do -- and winners of the past have done -- to make them winners. MORE

2014 SNPA Salary Survey now available 6/9/14

Eight-six SNPA members shared data for the 2014 Salary Survey, which is now available from the SNPA office. MORE

Developing leaders from within 5/26/14

By Jules Ciotta
The need to develop leaders from within is becoming increasingly important. Here are some steps to encourage energetic, loyal and hardworking front-line leadership. MORE

Assertive guidelines you can live up to 4/7/14

By Jules Ciotta
These six tips will help you take responsibility for your own actions and influence the way people see you. MORE
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