"We must have the courage to never connive with special interests against the interest and welfare of the mass of people that we serve. We must have the courage to do that which may be unpleasant in order to maintain the health of the whole being of the newspaper." - CARMAGE WALLS, 1974
Daily and non-daily newspapers are encouraged to nominate their best work for the 2018 Carmage Walls Commentary Prize. Each entry can include no more than six opinion pieces, editorials or columns on a single subject. Entries must have been published in a daily or non-daily newspaper between May 1, 2017, and April 30, 2018.
Awards will be presented in each of two circulation categories – over 50,000 circulation and under 50,000 circulation. The deadline for entries is Friday, May 4.
In each circulation group, the first-place winner will receive a plaque and a cash award of $1,000. Second-place winners will receive a plaque and $500.MORE
If your New Year's resolutions include "position my newspaper for future growth," the best way to jump-start your effort is to attend the 2018 Carmage Walls Leadership Forum, Feb. 4-6 in Chapel Hill, N.C. It is designed specifically for executives from newspapers with circulations of 30,000 or less.
Time is running out to register. Please register right away to ensure your spot at this conference.
Hotel Rooms: SNPA is still holding a few rooms at The Carolina Inn. To reserve a room, contact Edward VanHorn at (404) 256-0444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.MORE
Before you get fully distracted during the rush of holidays, please reserve your room at the Carolina Inn for the 2018 Carmage Walls Leadership Forum.MORE
Here is a gift you can give yourself. It is worth hundreds of times what you pay for it, and it is a rock-solid investment in your own future and the future of your company:
Attend the Carmage Walls Leadership Forum,SNPA's premier program for the publishers and owners of small newspapers.
The Leadership Forum is a unique event where newspaper executives explore issues most important to them and tap the industry's best minds for practical solutions. It is designed specifically for executives from newspapers with circulations of 30,000 or less.MORE
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.MORE
The 2018 Carmage Walls Leadership Forum – to be held Feb. 4-6 in Chapel Hill, N.C. – will feature two media innovators who specialize in new revenue models for sustaining journalism.
Tim Griggs, the former publisher of The Texas Tribune, and Steven King, the former editor of innovations at The Washington Post, will guide a full day of publisher-to-publisher discussion that will center on revenue growth, sustainability, product development, consumer user experience and digital strategy.MORE
Daily and non-daily newspapers are encouraged to nominate their best work for the annual Carmage Walls Commentary Prize. Entry forms will be available on the SNPA website by late January each year.MORE
Even the judges noted that loose dogs in southern Dallas "might not seem to be an important issue." But, they said, Sharon Grigsby's editorials for The Dallas Morning News showed otherwise.
Grigsby, an editorial writer and columnist, is the winner in the over-50,000 division of the 2017 Carmage Walls Commentary Prize. She has been hounding city leaders on the subject for years.MORE
The Seguin Gazette, a five-day newspaper with a daily circulation of 3,500, is the winner in the under-50,000 division of the 2017 Carmage Walls Commentary Prize. Editor and Publisher Jeff Fowler and Managing Editor Travis Webb won for a series of editorials and a column criticizing what they described as "extravagant" spending on the part of the members of the Seguin Independent School District board of trustees.MORE
An overview of how to use Google Analytics. We will take a look at how the numbers can help drive major projects, and what you can be bringing to your news meetings. SNPA members can register at no cost.More
SNPA is pleased to co-sponsor the 2018 Driving Digital Revenue Conference with Inland Press Association. Please save the date. Additional information is coming soon!More