Here are more than a dozen reasons to come to Chicago, Oct. 6-8

SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting


The SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting will be a mix of the practical and the forward-looking – all of which will make your newspaper even stronger, across all platforms from print to digital, and from a wide variety of revenue streams.

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.
  • Walter Hussman on The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's bold initiative to rapidly convert readers from print to digital.
  • A top expert on proven strategies to protect your public notice revenue against constant attacks.
  • Matt Coen and Ryan Dohrn on creating – and selling – niche publications that become reliable revenue generators.
  • Jennifer Preston of the Knight Foundation and John Hinds of News Media Canada on funding local journalism from non-traditional sources.
  • Rick Dumas on how GateHouse Media is succeeding in that toughest circulation category: single copy.
  • Stacey Hill on connecting local SMBs with email marketing that generates revenue for them, and you.
  • Jim Stevenson on how a small weekly paper was able to launch a new weekly that was profitable from day one.
  • Laurie Kahn on talent acquisition and building a staff for the future.
  • Tim Franklin and Northwestern University on their Local News Initiative, which is seeking to reinvent the relationship between news organizations and audiences.
  • Maintaining high valuation at your paper with insight from major media brokers on what buyers are looking for.
  • A panel of Facebook Accelerator Program participants sharing what they have learned about the retention of digital subscriptions.
  • A briefing on the newspaper industry's campaign for an anti-trust exemption to negotiate for fairer revenue sharing with Google and Facebook.
  • Ken Harding of FTI Consulting on what they're learning from the Google Local News Initiative
  • And more!

Register this month before rates increase.

The registration fee for Inland and SNPA members is $795.

First-time newspaper attendees – those who have never attended an Inland or SNPA annual meeting before – can register at the first-time rate of $595 (members) or $895 (non-members).

Team discounts also are available to newspapers that send five or more employees from the same paper.  Contact Carley Lintz at to request the team discount for the fifth (and additional) staff members.

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

R&D companies have a great opportunity to network with Inland and SNPA members. at this Joint Annual Meeting.  Reserve space to show newspaper executives how you can help them grow their bottom line with the products and services that your company offers.


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