America's Newspapers – the association formed from the merger of the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association – was ceremonially launched October 6 at its inaugural annual meeting in Chicago.
Dean Ridings will be its chief executive officer, effective Nov. 11.
America's Newspapers unites two of the oldest press associations to form one of the industry's largest advocates for newspapers and the many benefits to their communities, civil life, freedom of expression and democracy.
"Newspaper journalism provides a voice for the voiceless, challenges elected officials, shines a light on government, calls for change when change is needed, and exposes corruption and injustice," said Chris Reen, the president and publisher of The Gazette in Colorado Springs who will serve as the first president of America's Newspapers.More
The Southern Newspaper Publishers Association merged with the Inland Press Association on Sept. 30, 2019, to create a new association – America’s Newspapers. Information about America’s Newspapers and its programming can be found at newspapers.org.
SNPA’s archive of publications, projects and revenue-generating ideas can be found on this website. Another 65,000 documents are archived at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as part of the Southern Historical Collection. This collection is currently being updated to include documents from 1985-2019.MORE
Digital Genie and ITI Digital have applied for membership in SNPA.MORE
A new association formed by the consolidation of SNPA and the Inland Press Association was officially launched today. The name of the new association will be announced on Oct. 6 at the association's first annual meeting in Chicago.
Edward VanHorn, SNPA's executive director, said that the merger unites two of the country's oldest press associations into a progressive new organization that will use its bigger and more powerful voice to be an unapologetic advocate for newspapers.MORE
On Sunday, we'll announce the name of the new association at the Annual Meeting. On Monday, we'll launch the beginnings of a new website, send a new newsletter to you next Tuesday and start rolling out promotional materials for the new association.MORE
Federal regulators have cleared the way for a proposed $1.4 billion merger between newspaper giants Gannett and GateHouse Media.
The merger has passed an antitrust review by the U.S. Department of Justice, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.MORE
As a former teacher, I can tell you it is almost impossible to track how one particular reading program impacts a student's reading achievement when there are so many other factors impacting that student at the same time-things like overall access to reading materials, quality of instruction, parent involvement, etc.
What we can do (and what most of my grant funders look at) is how well we perform with regards to implementing reading strategies which have been studied and shown to increase reading achievement. The good news is that newspapers in the classroom is one of these studies.MORE
While there will be plenty of "new" announced over the coming weeks, the inaugural Annual Meeting of your new association will kick off on Sunday afternoon with some things that will never change: our commitment to preserving the networking, camaraderie and idea-sharing that are hallmarks of both SNPA and Inland.
Your program planning committee has put together an agenda that tackles the industry's toughest challenges – everything from the campaign for fair revenue arrangements with the digital giants ... to newsroom strategies ... to the recruitment of sales reps ... to single-copy sales and keeping public notices in the paper. We'll look at newspaper valuations, email marketing, digital subscriptions, funding journalism, what came out of the Digital Subscriptions Lab and more.MORE
Edward VanHorn, who went to work for SNPA 43 years ago straight out of the University of North Carolina, will be honored at next week's SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting as this year's recipient of the Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award. The award is named for the Texas newspaperman who helped shape SNPA in the early 1950s and served as president from 1961 to 1962.
"He's been that silent leader behind the newspaper industry and SNPA," said SNPA President PJ Browning, president and publisher of The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C. "We're honored to have the opportunity to give him this award as he's retiring. We thought it was very fitting."MORE
Chris Reen, president of The Gazette in Colorado Springs, Colo., will serve as the first president of the new association formed by the merger of SNPA and Inland Press Association.
"The number one goal for the new association is to really be a champion of the newspaper industry and an unapologetic voice and supporter for the contributions of our local newspapers in our communities," said Reen.
Click the link below for a full list of officers and directors.MORE
Editorial page editors and writers from The Advocate in Baton Rouge, La., and Roanoke, Va., are the recipients of the 2019 Carmage Walls Commentary Prize – in recognition of courageous and constructive editorial commentary.
The Advocate's Danny Heitman, editorial page editor/columnist, and Lanny Keller, editorial writer, placed first among newspapers with circulations over 50,000 circulation.
Dwayne Yancey, editorial page editor of The Roanoke Times, placed first among newspapers under 50,000.
Second-place honors go to Howard Goodman, editorial writer for The Palm Beach Post, and Chris Cobler, editor and publisher of the Victoria Advocate.MORE
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In this webinar, develop an understanding for how to use email to drive subscription marketing campaigns. More
On Sunday, The Mercury of Manhattan, Kan., reprinted the statement of values that is published daily on page 2 in all 10 of the daily newspapers owned by WEHCO Media. In doing so, the newspaper promised its readers that it also is committed to the values held by Walter E. Hussman Jr. and that it will attempt "to live by this statement, day after day, regardless of the form our journalistic work takes."More