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
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
Tim Burke, publisher of The Palm Beach Post, West Palm Beach, Fla., has been named treasurer of SNPA.
Burke succeeds Patrick Dorsey, regional vice president for the Coastal Group of GateHouse Media and publisher of the Herald-Tribune Media Group in Sarasota, Fla., who recently was named as SNPA's new president.MORE
Patrick Dorsey, regional vice president for the Coastal Group of GateHouse Media, and publisher of the Herald-Tribune Media Group in Sarasota, Fla., has been named president of SNPA, effective immediately.
He was appointed by the SNPA Executive Committee to succeed Les Simpson, who stepped down after leaving the Amarillo (Texas) Globe-News. Simpson plans to stay in Amarillo and work outside the newspaper industry.MORE
As your current president of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association, I'd like to say how thankful that I am for not only the organization, but especially the staff.
The three people who guide SNPA daily – Edward VanHorn, Cindy Durham and Paulette Sheffield – have dedicated many years to serving you and our industry.
Like us, they love our business and work hard every day to help us and ensure our success.
As we approach Thanksgiving this week, I'd like you to get to know them a little more and be sure, when the opportunity rises, to thank them for everything they do.MORE
For the last year, the leadership of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association has been working to develop a strategic plan to guide our organization.
Through our work with SNPA's executive committee, staff, board members and Max Strategy Consultants, who helped guide us, I firmly believe we have developed a roadmap to make SNPA a better organization and, most importantly, more valuable to its members.
Now we need your help.
The board has begun working on these issues, but we would like for members to be part of planning and executing our strategy.
We've identified four major areas that we'd like to focus on as part of our plan:MORE
The SNPA Board of Directors also elected three new trustees for the SNPA Foundation at the same meeting. MORE
The trustees, in turn, will elect their officers – also that same morning.
Read this article to see who has been nominated as new trustees. MORE
SNPA members will elect officers for 2017-18 on Monday afternoon, Sept. 11, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Read this article to see who has been nominated to the SNPA Board of Directors.
Read about the latest job openings posted on the SNPA website. And, send us your listings to post at no cost.More
Five years after its inception, Main Street Media of Tennessee is a fast-growing media company operating in the suburbs of Nashville. Publishers of eight weekly newspapers, magazines and websites, the company's focus on hyper-local news unique to each community has allowed it to grow ad revenue as well as circulation.
In three weeks, at the SNPA News Industry Summit, hear how a "print-first" operation has been able to buck the trends and set itself on a path for continued growth.
Dave Gould, president and CEO of Main Street Media, says: "The idea that people no longer want to read newspapers is, in my opinion, completely misguided. But as an industry, we have to be honest and ask ourselves if we are offering our communities a product that will attract and retain readers. If we do that, can we then build a business model that will support our efforts to provide readers with strong newspapers? I believe the answer is 'yes' and that has been the basis of our company's growth to this point."More