The SNPA Foundation has launched a new executive development program in partnership with The Poynter Institute.
Twelve participants were selected from nominations submitted by SNPA member newspapers.
This four-day SNPA Leadership Academy – to be held July 29-Aug. 1 in St. Petersburg, Fla. – will take a deep dive into mastering leadership skills needed to succeed in top management positions at newspapers.MORE
For Adams Publishing Group, cutting edge technology and automation will give even the smallest community newspaper marketing and subscriber retention capabilities that weren't possible before.
APG has selected LEAP Media Solutions for the job. LEAP, based in Raleigh, N.C., is a full-service provider of data-optimized omnichannel marketing solutions. Its clients include GateHouse Media, Tribune Publishing and Shaw Media Group among many others.
For APG, LEAP is a high-end solution for community papers with small circulation staffs. Founded in 2013 by Mark Adams with the support of his family, APG consists of 27 daily papers, more than 100 non-dailies and other media businesses in 15 states and the District of Columbia.
"Our circulation departments are focused on getting the paper out every day, and this type of marketing seems to go by the wayside. We just never get to it. That is why we decided to go with LEAP," said Esther Maina, vice president of circulation and marketing and audience development.
According to its news release, "LEAP specializes in the media industry, applying best practices in the use of data, analytics and multi-channel marketing to drive digital and print subscriber initiatives, enhance customer value and diversify revenue. At the heart of those solutions is the BlueVenn Omnichannel Marketing Hub, specifically tailored to deliver analytics and customer journeys that grow, engage and monetize audiences."
Maina said the technology is "head and shoulders" above anything else she's seen in a newspaper career dating back to 1981. "It's like a wizard machine," she said.MORE
Tom Silvestri is this year's recipient of the SNPA Frank W. Mayborn Leadership award.MORE
P.J. Browning, publisher of The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., was elected president of SNPA for 2018-19 at the News Industry Summit in Nashville.
Three additional officers and eight members of the SNPA Board of Directors also were elected.MORE
SNPA members will elect officers for 2018-19 on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 10, in Nashville, Tenn.
Read this article to see who has been nominated to the SNPA Board of Directors. MORE
Jay Horton has been named president of WEHCO Media's digital division.
Horton will oversee the day-to-day operations, powering the company's digital media brands, as well as the Flypaper Digital Marketing Agency with offices in 10 communities.MORE
If your New Year's resolutions include "position my newspaper for future growth," the best way to jump-start your effort is to attend the 2018 Carmage Walls Leadership Forum, Feb. 4-6 in Chapel Hill, N.C. It is designed specifically for executives from newspapers with circulations of 30,000 or less.
Time is running out to register. Please register right away to ensure your spot at this conference.
Hotel Rooms: SNPA is still holding a few rooms at The Carolina Inn. To reserve a room, contact Edward VanHorn at (404) 256-0444 or email@example.com.MORE
Before you get fully distracted during the rush of holidays, please reserve your room at the Carolina Inn for the 2018 Carmage Walls Leadership Forum.MORE
Here is a gift you can give yourself. It is worth hundreds of times what you pay for it, and it is a rock-solid investment in your own future and the future of your company:
Attend the Carmage Walls Leadership Forum,SNPA's premier program for the publishers and owners of small newspapers.
The Leadership Forum is a unique event where newspaper executives explore issues most important to them and tap the industry's best minds for practical solutions. It is designed specifically for executives from newspapers with circulations of 30,000 or less.MORE
It's time to reserve your place at the 2018 SNPA Carmage Walls Leadership Forum, to be held Feb. 4-6 in Chapel Hill, N.C. This "mini MBA" will focus on revenue models to sustain journalism – and it is probably the best and most affordable educational investment a publisher can make.
Tim Griggs, the former publisher of The Texas Tribune, and Stephen King, the former editor of innovations at The Washington Post, will guide the publisher-to-publisher discussion that will center on revenue growth, sustainability, product development, consumer user experience and digital strategy. Both have skills and experience working with smaller newspapers. You should not miss this.MORE
Carl Esposito, publisher of The Daily Times in Maryville, Tenn., for nine years and regional president for Adams Publishing Group for nearly three years, will retire effective Nov. 1.
Bryan Sandmeier, general manager of The Daily Times, will be promoted to publisher.
Paul W. Mauney, general manager of The Greeneville Sun and Adams' chief revenue officer for this region, will replace Esposito as regional president for Adams' Tennessee/North Carolina/Virginia group.More
There are seven changes news organizations need to adopt to succeed during the reader revolution. Jim Brady, CEO of Spirited Media, lays them out in a recent post for the Reynolds Journalism Institute. They include: serving your audience first (not your newsroom) and having a point of view.More
I am happy to share some good news with my fellow SNPA members. My family and I especially want to share with you some of our thinking and reasoning behind our decision. All of us (Ben, Palmer, Olivia, Eliza and me) have made a commitment to donate $25 million to the University of North Carolina's School of Media and Journalism.
This is the largest donation ever in the history of our family. We are lending our name and it will now be called the Hussman School of Journalism and Media. Here's why we are doing it.More