SNPA announces topics and speakers for News Industry Summit


The program has been announced for the 2018 News Industry Summit.


Topics and speakers include:

  • Opportunities and growth strategies
    Kirk Davis, CEO, GateHouse
  • Drawing the transformation roadmap, and getting to the desired result
    Neil Brown, Poynter Institute
  • How to be a transformative leader
    Neil Brown, Poynter Institute
  • Crisis PR: How to counter the assault on journalism and media credibility
  • Lessons learned by a digital agency
    Jay Horton, WEHCOMedia
  • How to build trust and understanding with your audience
    Jeff Sonderman, API
  • Best ideas from SNPA's Publisher-to-Publisher video conferences
    Tom Silvestri, Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • Recruiting the next-generation sales team
  • Disruption in the music industry: What newspapers can learn from the turnaround
  • Hyper-local news is selling lots of newspapers in Tennessee
    Dave Gould, Main Street Newspapers
  • Digital audience hubs: New avenues for content distribution
    Jeff Moriarty, seniorvice president/digital, GateHouse
  • Growing Revenue: Video content for YouTube
    Kevin Grosch, co-founder and CEO, Made InNetwork
  • Style Blueprint: An upscale magazine for women

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Hotel Rooms
The News Industry Summit will be held at the Nashville Hilton. The SNPA room block at the Hilton has been released, but the hotel might have rooms available at its standard pricing. To check availability, call the hotel at (615) 620-1000 (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or dial 1-800-HILTONS.

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