Finding new business models and solutions in the print world
The first Annual Meeting of the new association being formed by the merger of SNPA and Inland Press Association will feature industry innovators who are finding new business models and solutions in the print (and digital) world. Join us Oct. 6-8 in Chicago!
The collective experience being shared by industry veterans, media experts and rising stars makes this a meeting that will be valuable to publishers as well as their key department heads. Take advantage of the team discount offered to newspapers that send five or more employees ... or discounted first-time rates for staff members who have never before attended an SNPA or Inland annual meeting.
Click here for a preview of several conference sessions.MORE
An important moment in history
It's never been more important for our industry to speak with one voice and champion the value of local news. Combining the experience and talents of the Inland Press Association and the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association will help ensure that voice remains loud and clear.
We will continue to serve the mission and constituents of these two longstanding organizations as we plot a new course for the traditional newspaper business. Not only will we continue to provide the networking and training opportunities both organizations are known for, we will tackle many of the biggest issues facing our members.
We will maintain a keen focus on the power and importance of local journalism and the myriad ways we serve our unique communities. We don't write and report for the pundits in Washington, D.C.; we write and report for the people who live and work in the areas we serve. It will become increasingly important for us to widely share that message.
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SNPA-Poynter Leadership Academy to be held July 29-Aug. 1
The SNPA Foundation has launched a new executive development program in partnership with The Poynter Institute.
Twelve participants were selected from nominations submitted by SNPA member newspapers.
This four-day SNPA Leadership Academy – to be held July 29-Aug. 1 in St. Petersburg, Fla. – will take a deep dive into mastering leadership skills needed to succeed in top management positions at newspapers.MORE
SNPA and Inland to consolidate!
I am happy to announce that the members of SNPA and Inland have voted overwhelming to consolidate into a new association that will launch on October 1. This is great news for the newspaper industry!
The consolidation is the result of many months of hard work by leaders from both SNPA and Inland. Our united goal was to develop a new association that will build on our strengths to serve our members not just for today, but also for the future.
The new association will provide a strong voice for newspapers, promote the indispensable value of newspaper journalism to local communities, and support newspapers as they adapt their business models to a quickly changing landscape.MORE
P.J. Browning elected president of SNPA for 2018-19
P.J. Browning, publisher of The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., was elected president of SNPA for 2018-19 at the News Industry Summit in Nashville.
Three additional officers and eight members of the SNPA Board of Directors also were elected.MORE
Trustees, Officers elected for SNPA Foundation Board of Trustees
The SNPA Board of Directors elected five trustees for the SNPA Foundation at its meeting in Nashville on Wednesday morning, Oct. 10.
The trustees, in turn, elected their officers – also on Wednesday morning.MORE
Nominees announced for SNPA Foundation Board of Trustees
The trustees, in turn, will elect their officers – also that same morning.
Read full details about these nominations. MORE
P.J. Browning nominated as president of SNPA for 2018-19
SNPA members will elect officers for 2018-19 on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 10, in Nashville, Tenn.
Read this article to see who has been nominated to the SNPA Board of Directors. MORE
Greg Watson joins SNPA staff as chief marketing officer
Greg Watson, who owned a strategic marketing consulting firm for the past five years and formerly worked with Gannett Co. Inc., has joined the SNPA staff. Watson will serve as chief marketing officer and assistant executive director, with responsibility for planning and executing strategies that promote SNPA's brand and programs.MORE
SNPA names Carl Esposito to serve on Board of Directors
Carl Esposito, publisher of The Daily Times in Maryville, Tenn., and regional president of Adams Publishing Group for Tennessee, North Carolina and Southern Virginia, has been named to the SNPA Board of Directors.
Esposito, who will serve in an at-large position on the board, said: "I appreciate the opportunity to join such an accomplished group and look forward to contributing to the ongoing success of SNPA."MORE
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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
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SNPA-Inland merger is complete
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