News Industry Summit
Sept. 14-16, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Fla.
Sponsored by SNPA, FPA and FSNE

Building a Balanced and Sustainable Business

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This year's News Industry Summit is set for Sept. 14-16 in Sarasota, Fla.  This is a joint conference sponsored by the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association, the Florida Press Association and the Florida Society of News Editors.

This year's News Industry Summit will include 24 sessions offering content for all audiences - with general sessions and breakout sessions that simultaneously target dailies, weeklies and editors.  You choose the programs that fit your specific interests.

Here is the program

Read more about some of our conference sessions:

View list of conference attendees as of 8/23/16

Register here by Aug. 31 before fees increase $100

Learn more about sponsorships and exhibits

Register as a sponsor and/or exhibitor


Conference Hotel
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive
Sarasota, Florida 34236
(888) 838-3439 - Reservations
Reference the SNPA/FPA/FSNE 2016 annual meeting to get our $209 rate. 

Our room block at the Ritz-Carlton is sold out on some nights during our conference.

Alternate hotels

Hyatt Regency Sarasota
1000 Boulevard of the Arts
Sarasota, FL 34236
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Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota (0.8 miles from the Ritz) — $169 per night.  Reserve your room in our room block

The Aloft Sarasota, 1401 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota (0.8 miles from the Ritz) from $135 per night

Hotel Indigo Sarasota, 1223 Boulevard of The Arts (0.4 miles from the Ritz) from $160 per night

The La Quinta Sarasota, 1803 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota  (1.7 miles from the Ritz) from $90 per night

For more information, call SNPA at (404) 256-0444, check this site frequently ( and read the weekly SNPA eBulletin for up-to-date program descriptions and details.

Meet our conference sponsors and exhibitors:

Adpay &
SNPA's Thursday Awards Breakfast Sponsor
Adpay was recently acquired by, and our mission remains the same: growing audience and revenues for our media partners through a suite of innovative solutions. Memoriams obituary self-serve increases local revenues by an average of 30%. The only network strategy, endorsed by the Local Media Consortium, now encompasses over 2,900 newspapers. Regain your Marketplace with Click-N-Buy Classifieds' proven success and responsive design. Learn more about Adpay's digital and mobile advantages. Contact or (303) 268-1527.

The Associated Press
General Sessions Sponsor
The AP is one of the largest, most trusted sources of independent newsgathering, supplying a steady stream of content across multiple topics and formats to its subscribers. As a not-for-profit cooperative, AP maintains its commitment to objective, accurate journalism while developing content packages to help its members increase traffic, readership and advertising for print and digital products. The AP has more than 280 locations, including every U.S. statehouse.

AMG | Parade
Lounge Area Sponsor
AMG | Parade publishes America's most exciting newspaper magazines: American Profile's Community Table, Athlon Sports & Life, Parade, Relish and Spry Living. Our brands resonate and engage readers through our national content with local relevance. We support our newspaper partners by providing content, tools and revenue-building programs to help optimize their partnership with us.

Brainworks software solutions have been installed at more than 1,000 North American newspapers over the past 40 years. Products include fully integrated classified and display advertising, circulation, ad production tracking and online proofing for print and online ads, billing, accounts receivable, contract and credit management, classified pagination, ROP ad layout, and a state-of-the-art Sales Force Automation system supporting Web, tablet, laptop and Smartphone platforms.

Creative Circle Media Solutions
Our innovative editorial print production and web systems provide features not available from any other vendor, including the industry's first and best pay wall, native content and self-service web display ad solutions. Our editorial production systems allow you to use either InDesign or Quark. We're also bullish on print and can grow your print readership, circulation and revenue. We can help with strategy, ad and editorial training, technology, staffing issues and high-end creative outsourcing services.

Editor & Publisher
Media Sponsor
Editor & Publisher is the authoritative journal covering all aspects of the newspaper industry, including business, newsroom, advertising, circulation, marketing, technology, online and syndicates. In today's technology revolution, every decision can be critical to the success or failure of an enterprise. The goal of E&P is to support, inform and promote the newspaper industry and provide professionals with the tools to ensure their success in the years to come.

Florida Power & Light
Photo Kiosk Sponsor
FPL powers roughly half the state - serving nearly 10 million people across 35 counties. It consistently ranks among the nation's cleanest and most reliable electric providers, with 9,000 employees and a clean fleet of solar, natural gas and nuclear power plants. FPL's typical customer bills are 30 percent lower than the national average, and in 2016, J.D. Power rated FPL highest for residential customer satisfaction in the South and second-highest in the nation among large utilities.

Guarantee Digital
Guarantee Digital is a full-service digital solutions provider to media partners and merchants in more than 150 markets around the U.S. GD's white label digital agency partner program enables our sales partners to offer the essential digital marketing and services that local merchants need to reach today's connected consumer. Our solutions team is comprised of digital marketing strategists, web designers and content marketing experts. We also provide comprehensive training, lead sourcing and marketing automation to drive true incremental revenue.

FPA's Friday Awards Lunch Sponsor
HubCiti is a mobile and digital services company that is helping newspapers generate significant revenue. Our news-only and community mobile platform, along with our digital fulfillment services, compliment your current print and online strategies, giving you new digital advertising and sponsorship options for all local businesses. By combining news and locally relevant information into one easy-to-use app, HubCiti is the perfect solution that drives real revenue!

ICANON Newzware
Newzware Business System Software  The best performance value! Circulation management, display and classified advertising, general ledger, accounts payable, editorial and ad production tools are deployed separately or integrated as a complete business environment. ICANON Services ensure a legacy of performance with unequaled personal customer support. ICANON is a System Integration Company incorporated in 1990 and has supported the publishing industry with its Newzware products for over 20 years and specializes in hosted computing applications.

LEAP Media Solutions
Wednesday Afternoon Reception Sponsor
LEAP delivers data-driven audience solutions to optimize growth, engagement and monetization. Clients benefit from otherwise unachievable levels of marketing performance, operational efficiency and new revenue. At the heart of those solutions is a campaign management and automation platform enabling the integration of internal/external/online/offline data - and the reengineering of disjointed marketing projects into a cohesive, systematic & intelligent process for multi-platform audience growth. 

Mather Economics
Lanyards Sponsor
Mather Economics is a global consulting firm that applies a combination of proprietary analytical tools and hands-on expertise to help businesses better understand customers and, in turn, develop and implement pricing strategies that maximize operating margins, grow revenue and improve customer loyalty. Our ListenerTM product captures digital data across all areas of your website and easily aggregates both online and offline audience and advertiser data to optimize your business decisions.

Mirabel Technologies
The Newspaper Manager is a publishing CRM that dramatically reduces overhead costs by connecting sales, production and accounts receivable in one simple package. This flexible, mobile-friendly platform equips sales reps to generate more ad revenue while saving time throughout production and billing. Features include ad order entry, invoicing, classified ad management, credit card processing, multimedia contract management, automated proposal generation, online pagination, custom reporting, digital and mobile edition creation, and so much more! Visit for details!

Newscycle Solutions
Thursday Group Lunch Sponsor
Newscycle develops and delivers software technology that empowers the global news media industry. Our solutions enable publishers to thrive in a rapidly transforming market. We help our clients in their mission to create stronger, better-informed communities, while protecting the integrity of news, advertising and customer information. Newscycle is a trusted partner serving more than 750 media enterprises, including 1,200 companies with 8,000 properties across 45 countries on six continents. Learn more at:

Own Local
OwnLocal is the digital ad platform for local media. We work with more than 2,600 media companies and 80,000 SMBs in North America, Europe and Australia to automatically turn traditional print and broadcast advertisements into sophisticated digital marketing campaigns. This adds hundreds of thousands of dollars in new, recurring revenue for our media partners every year and provides a gateway to upsell those customers into larger digital packages. We are based out of Austin, Texas, and have 65 employees.

Recruitology offers a white label job board, which is fully customizable.  Additionally, we power niche networks in every conceivable category.  A partnership allows media partners to become a one-stop shop in the recruitment space.  No upfront fees, set up fees or minimums - just opportunity for six-figure incremental revenue.  

Second Street
SNPA Photo/Video Contest Sponsor
For over a decade, Second Street has been the leading provider of private-label online promotions platforms and partner success services for media companies in North America that want to generate digital revenue, build an email database, drive measurable results for their advertisers, and engage their audience. Second Street's promotions products include contests, ballots, quizzes, ecommerce, email and text messaging communications, and photo publishing programs.

Southern Lithoplate
Wednesday Evening Reception Sponsor
Southern Lithoplate has set the bar high - To be your print support partner, providing best-in-class prepress and pressroom products like:  Our exclusive CRON-ECRM affordable thermal CtP and SLP Liberty NXP plates for true no-processor/no-processing chemicals performance. Responsive turnkey service and parts, technical support, G7 training, and operations optimization through SLP solutions for improved productivity and margins. And revenue generation specialists through our Strategic Alliance to help restore your profits. Raise your bar with SLP.
When you combine the news industry's top Content Management System with powerful big data capabilities, amazing things happen.'s integrated digital publishing and data management solutions help more than 1,700 news and media organizations create compelling content, grow their audiences and boost revenue with targeted local and programmatic campaigns. Stop by the table today to learn how we can help you thrive in the digital age. 

Vision Data
Vision Data provides media software solutions for advertising, circulation, electronic order entry/CRM, web-based self service, classified pagination, ad layout and ad tracking; currently serving the media industry via cloud and self-hosted formats. Vision Data specializes in helping companies increase ad revenue with sales and customer service tools, automate production and circulation, and track and manage revenue with our rock-solid accounting software and manager dashboards.

Visit Sarasota County
Registration Bag Sponsor is the official and comprehensive visitor website for Sarasota County, serving vacationers from across the globe, travel writers, meeting planners, sports event holders, leisure groups (such as weddings and reunions) and travel agents. It is the primary consumer site showcasing the county's tourism assets with partner listings, maps and articles on possible vacation experiences. Visit Sarasota County also serves niche markets, with sites such as:,, and

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