Best rates for 2015 News Industry Summit end Aug. 15 7/14/15

The first SNPA News Industry Summit in Savannah is still nearly three months away – but your chance to register at the lowest rate ends on Aug. 14. Between now and Aug. 14, the early registration fee is $595. The special rate for first-time attendees is $395.

The News Industry Summit will be held Oct. 5-7 at the Charles H. Morris Center at Trustees Gardens.


A cultural taste of Cuba 7/7/15

SNPA is offering an exceptional opportunity to its members to visit Cuba for a five-night, six-day experience next April.

This guided adventure will include intriguing excursions, informative discussions, and personal contacts with a variety of Cubans – university professors, musicians, artists, teachers, students and everyday people. We will explore Havana's timeless streets, visit its famous landmarks, venture into the countryside, savor local cuisine and talk with Cubans about their way of life.


SNPA News Industry Summit tackles issues important to newspapers 6/16/15

The 2015 SNPA News Industry Summit in Savannah is organized around critical issues for newspaper executives: mobile strategy, transforming the newspaper business model, the needs of local retailers, innovation strategies, new revenue opportunities and best practices from newspapers around the world.

The News Industry Summit will be held Oct. 5-7 at the Charles Morris Center at Trustees Garden. Guests will stay at The Brice Hotel, adjacent to the Morris Center.


Post-Conference visit to Hunter Army Airfield Base 6/16/15

A tour of Hunter Army Airfield Base is planned for Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 1-6 p.m. Participants will leave understanding why Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are critical national strategic assets, and how U.S. soldiers are the best trained and well equipped in the world. Advance registration is required.


What's new at the News Industry Summit! 6/16/15

Sponsors and exhibitors have lots to look forward to at the SNPA News Industry Summit. It's all about connections!


What is the one key takeaway you learned at the conference? 5/21/15

By Paula Seligson

Here's what six participants will take away from this conference.


Conference helps publishers connect changing reader behavior with new sources of revenue 5/20/15

By Paula Seligson

Newspapers aren't the only businesses struggling to adapt to the Internet. Many advertisers, especially local small businesses, know they need to reach their customers online but don't know how.

If newspapers don't step up to help their advertisers, someone else will.


Newspaper industry has seen a watershed moment toward mobile 5/19/15

By Paula Seligson
(Photo by Sara Greer)

Publishers need to follow their readers to mobile if they want to preserve their newspaper's voice in the community.

That was part of the message on Monday during the first day of the May 18-20 conference, "From Disruption to Transformation: New Strategies for Prosperity in a Digital Age," a collaboration of SNPA's Traveling Campus and the University of North Carolina's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Multiple presenters echoed the same theme, that the industry has seen a watershed moment toward mobile. Monday's presentations focused on the recent changes in the behavior of readers. Tuesday will focus on how to make money in this new environment.


SNPA to co-sponsor Atlanta conference on Driving Digital Revenue 5/4/15

OVER TWO DAYS IN ATLANTA, this conference brings together the leading innovators and practitioners in digital media today.

You will leave this conference with strategies and tactics to immediately generate meaningful revenue, deepen audience engagement and broaden your social impact.


Publisher Forums let you compare your benchmarks to other papers 4/28/15

SNPA is planning a series of "off-the-record" forums later this spring for top-level newspaper executives.

These programs are designed to facilitate open and candid conversation about what is working and what is not working within the newspaper industry, and to allow publishers and group owners to compare operational benchmarks with executives from other companies like theirs.

To be included in these forums, contact Edward VanHorn in the SNPA office.

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