Great News for 2018

All SNPA Foundation webinars are now free to every employee of SNPA member newspapers.

The programs are available on SNPA's webinar platform, Online Media Campus. Newspapers qualify to participate in the free programs when their 2018 dues are paid.

Calendar of Events
December 7, 2017

If you find yourself and everyone else in your newsroom stretched and frayed, you need a newsroom reset. Jean Hodges of GateHouse Media talks about how to set priorities to match your audience, explore planning techniques to work smarter and use analytics to inform your decisions.

February 26 - 28, 2018
SNPA People

Hugh Osteen

Hugh Osteen has been promoted to Florida market manager of Osteen Publishing Company. In his new role, he will have oversight of expenses, responsibility to grow online formats and revenue, act as sales coach to the sales team, prospect for new delivery business for Publication Distribution Services and learn the intimate inner workings of the PDS delivery business. He also will develop and approve vendor relationships and services.

Industry News

McClatchy has announced the sale of its News & Observer downtown headquarters to the Acquisition Group, which is led by Sam and Babak Sotoodeh, for total gross proceeds of $22.0 million. The proceeds may be used by McClatchy to repurchase debt, reinvest in the business, or other uses as determined by its board of directors.

As part of the transaction, The News & Observer will relocate to two floors, including one at street-level, at One City Plaza, in downtown Raleigh, giving the community a front-row view of local digital journalism in the public interest.

Mega-Conference - Solutions Stage

Kevin Craig
Looking for a unique solution to a circulation dilemma at your newspaper, or wanting to connect better with your readers? How about just make a little extra cash (who doesn't want that)? During a presentation on the Mega-Conference Solutions Stage in February, discover how your newspaper can problem solve and drive revenue using AMG|Parade's Athlon Sports newsstand annuals.

The Mega-Conference will be held Feb. 26-28 in San Diego, Calif.

Register for the Mega-Conference


Uncover New Solutions to Problems

The Trade Show is the backbone of the annual Mega-Conference. We strongly encourage you to connect with our technology partners. Every conversation with our sponsors and exhibitors has the potential to uncover new solutions to problems and divulge new insights about where the industry is heading.

Our technology partners at the Mega-Conference have a lot to offer. Connect with them now and then again in person at the Mega-Conference.

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Support Real News

New ads in the Support Real News campaign now are available for newspapers to download.  SNPA, a partner in this campaign, encourages its member newspapers to download and run the full-color print ad, as well as a 15-sec digital cube GIF in print and online newspapers.

Click here to download the ads

Additional December campaign resources include:

Fake News Quiz

Blog posts:

Beyond the NEX GEN Year

Hugh Osteen
By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Hugh Osteen comes from a newspaper family. He was so well-acquainted with SNPA that he applied for the NEX GEN program as soon as he could – too soon, in fact.

It was suggested that Osteen get some more experience and develop his skill set before re-applying. A couple of years later he joined the 2016-17 class of the mentoring program for up-and-coming executives.

"I've been going to SNPA conferences since I was five years old," said Osteen, 28. "I am the sixth generation in our family in the newspaper business, so I kind of grew up going to all these things."

Read about his NEX GEN experience.

Reserve Your Place!

It's time to reserve your place at the 2018 SNPA Carmage Walls Leadership Forum, to be held Feb. 4-6 in Chapel Hill, N.C. This "mini MBA" will focus on revenue models to sustain journalism – and it is probably the best and most affordable educational investment a publisher can make.

Tim Griggs, the former publisher of The Texas Tribune, and Stephen King, the former editor of innovations at The Washington Post, will guide the publisher-to-publisher discussion that will center on revenue growth, sustainability, product development, consumer user experience and digital strategy. Both have skills and experience working with smaller newspapers. You should not miss this.


Lineup Systems has introduced Adpoint Workflow to simplify complex advertising workflows for media companies selling multimedia advertising. Adpoint Workflow systemizes and maps order-to-billing business processes, reducing order processing times and increasing operational efficiencies.

Today's media companies handle complex, multimedia orders that require numerous authorizations and involve multiple team members. Manual tasks and authorization processes often delay or prevent orders from being processed. To solve this issue, Lineup Systems designed Adpoint Workflow to automate redundant, manual tasks based on pre-defined standard operating procedures, enabling media companies to quickly and accurately process orders.

SNPA Jobs Network

Reporter, Multimedia, The Daily Iberian, New Iberia, La.
The Daily Iberian is looking for a general assignment reporter who can produce work in print, online, video, photo and social media. Learn more and submit your resume

Copy Desk Chief, The Times, Gainesville, Ga.
The Times in Gainesville, Ga., is seeking an experienced copy desk chief to lead our universal hub desk. The hub desk is responsible for editing and paginating a seven-day daily newspaper, a weekly newspaper, a biweekly trade magazine and special sections. Learn more and submit your resume

Post your job openings with SNPA. There's no cost to SNPA members. If you have any difficulty posting your openings, send the information for your employment listings to cindy@snpa.org.

Training and Development

As our industry continues to contract, our inclination is to try to do everything we always did with fewer resources. If you find yourself and everyone else in your newsroom stretched and frayed, you need a newsroom reset. Jean Hodges of GateHouse Media talks about how to set priorities to match your audience, explore planning techniques to work smarter and use analytics to inform your decisions.


Our audience wants to interact with journalism, which can take time and money to develop. This webinar will introduce you to a host of tools available to help you and your newsroom with mapping, building interactive timelines, producing quick videos, social videos and more.

Reader's Corner

News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs. Read the latest from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.

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