March 26-28, 2107

Carmage Walls Leadership Forum


The best industry program for publishers of small newspapers starts March 26 in Chapel Hill, N.C.  Space is limited to 20 participants.  Register now to reserve your place.

The Carmage Walls Leadership Forum – to be held March 26-28 at The Carolina Inn – is a unique event that centers around in-depth discussion of critical industry issues.  Participants share ideas and tap the industry's best minds for practical solutions. There are no speakers, and the agenda is set by those who attend. The program is designed specifically for executives from newspapers with circulations of 25,000 or less.

Les High, publisher and editor of the Whiteville (N.C.) News Reporter, is the program moderator.

Here is the preliminary program.

Register here. The $495 registration fee includes group meals and all program costs.

To get the $175 group rate, call the Carolina Inn by March 3 at 1-800-962-8519 (reference the SNPA block) or reserve online.

For more information, contact Edward VanHorn in the SNPA office: (404) 256-0444 or

The Leadership Forum is named in memory of the late Benjamin Carmage Walls whose newspaper career spanned seven decades. Walls primarily owned community newspapers and advocated strong courageous leadership.


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