If you have not reserved your hotel room at The Broadmoor for the Sept. 10-12 Annual Meeting sponsored by SNPA and Inland Press Association, you need to do this right away. Rooms are nearly sold out.
We have an outstanding program planned for this year's Annual Meeting. You – and your key department heads – need to be there.
Topics on the agenda will focus on brand marketing, print and digital innovation. Read this story for a list of conference topics.MORE
Kevin Denny, vice president and general manager of Advance Central Services Southeast, has been named to the SNPA Board of Directors.
He succeeds Ricky R. Mathews, who stepped down from the board after retiring as president and publisher of The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, La.MORE
The Colorado Press Association will join the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association as a co-sponsor of the 2017 Annual Meeting, to be held September 10-12 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.MORE
- RESERVE your hotel room quickly! We expect an early sellout.
- BE A SPONSOR OR EXHIBITOR to meet industry decision makers.
Click MORE to view the preliminary program. MORE
All hotel rooms must be reserved by July 25. Click here for information on reserving your room.
As you know, SNPA and Inland have collaborated on other conferences and meetings over the years, and are two of the co-sponsors of the Key Executives Mega-Conference. These collaborations are consistently successful, and we are confident that this joint meeting, at the world-famous Broadmoor Hotel, will benefit members of both associations.
Please mark your calendar and plan to join SNPA and Inland for this very special program at The Broadmoor, Sept. 10-12, 2017. MORE
SNPA is committed to finding new and better ways to serve its members and the newspaper industry – and we'd like to hear your thoughts and suggestions.
Tell us how SNPA can help you sustain and improve your business. Let us know what you need. Here's a link to the brief survey:
All responses are confidential. The SNPA Board of Directors will receive only aggregated data and comments.
Thanks for your help!
Chris Reen, SNPA President
President and Publisher, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma CityMORE
Strong leadership is the key to the future of what incoming SNPA President Chris Reen describes as local media companies, of which newspapers are one component.
"I tell people all the time, this is a business that is not for the faint of heart. It is in constant disruption," said Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman Media Co. "Personally, I feel a sense of responsibility to my employees, to my company, to the industry, to my family, to be on the front lines of figuring out where this thing is going.
"I think our industry needs strong leadership and I hope I can provide some of it for some people, which is why I stay in this business. I believe in it and I believe in its future."MORE
SNPA members elected officers for 2016-17 at the News Industry Summit in Sarasota, Fla.
Read this article to see who has been elected as additional SNPA officers and as members of the Board of Directors.
The SNPA Board of Directors elected five trustees for the SNPA Foundation at its meeting in Sarasota on Wednesday, Sept. 14.
The trustees, in turn, elected their officers – also that same morning.
Read this article to see who has been nominated as the three Foundation officers, as well as trustees. MORE
Watch for a special edition of the SNPA eBulletin on Friday of this week.
Friday's edition will feature newly elected officers, directors and trustees of SNPA and the SNPA Foundation, as well as winners of the SNPA Photo/Video Contest, Carmage Walls Commentary Prize and Print Quality Contest.
And, you'll learn who the 2016 Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award was presented to at the Thursday morning Awards Breakfast.MORE
Check out the latest job openings posted on SNPA's Job Network. Members are encouraged to post their listings with SNPA at no cost.More
Featured session: Tuesday, Sept. 12
SNPA - Inland Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colo.
With Dolph Tillotson, president, Southern Newspapers, Inc., Galveston, Texas; PJ Browning, president, Newspaper Division, Evening Post Publishing, Charleston, S.C.; and Doug Phares, president & COO, Sandusky Newspaper Group, Sandusky, Ohio
This Tuesday morning session during next month's SNPA - Inland Annual Meeting will feature a discussion of the ways publishers use numerical benchmarking to track progress, or the lack of it.
What's the proper ratio of salaries to revenue? How do publishers track the impact of programmatic changes on rates and revenue? What is the proper ratio of ads to news content, and how have recent business shifts changed the picture?
These three panelists, who are very knowledgeable of practices in benchmarking, will discuss the tools of this trade, and much more.
For his part, Dolph Tillotson of Southern Newspapers, says he intends to share thoughts on financial benchmarking that he learned from several masters of the art – Jim Boone and Carmage Walls. He said, "I'll discuss the benchmarking we use in Southern Newspapers, Inc., for our print products, how we use them, and several notes from friends who also do regular benchmarking and take a slightly different slant."More