Kirk Davis to address News Industry Summit this fall in Nashville 6/5/18

During the 2018 News Industry Summit, GateHouse Media CEO Kirk Davis will address how the GateHouse business model is evolving to build a sustainable future for local journalism.

In his discussion, he will address news and content innovation, building new revenue streams and the strategic way GateHouse is pursuing efficiencies. GateHouse Media parent, New Media Investment Group, has invested nearly $1 billion in local media in just 4 1/2 years. While the company has grown appreciably, Davis will explain how local journalism and quality remain at the forefront of their mission.

The News Industry Summit will be held Oct. 10-12 and, for the first time, in Nashville, Tenn.

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Register now for SNPA's News Industry Summit in Nashville 5/22/18

Register now for SNPA's News Industry Summit, to be held Oct. 10-12 in Nashville, Tenn.

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SNPA's News Industry Summit will be in Nashville; you need to be there! 4/24/18

SNPA is headed to Nashville, Tenn., this fall – the first time our News Industry Summit has been held in Music City! Dates are Oct. 10-12.

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Keeping community newspapers relevant 10/4/16

By Mary Ann DeSantis, Special to the SNPA eBulletin

Inventor Johannes Gutenberg failed 20 times when creating the printing press, but he saw its value. In comparison, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had followers within six hours because he understood social media's value.

The message that community newspapers also add great value to communities was one that presenter Penelope Muse Abernathy stressed during her "Thriving in a Networked Age" session at the 2016 News Industry Summit, held in September in Sarasota, Fla.

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The Sun-Sentinel became more digital by getting rid of digital 9/26/16

By Mary Ann DeSantis, Special to the SNPA eBulletin

South Florida's Sun-Sentinel has been cited as having one of the country's most innovative newsrooms when it comes to integrating digital and print journalism. Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Howard Saltz told attendees at the 2016 News Industry Summit how getting rid of the newspaper's separate digital "team" resulted in a forward-thinking, fully integrated newsroom with a "reader-first" mentality.

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How to make money with digital 9/26/16

By Mary Ann DeSantis, Special to the SNPA eBulletin

Refocusing on the basics was an important part of the Observer Media Group's plan for increasing digital revenue, Publisher Emily Walsh said during her how-to session at the 2016 News Industry Summit.

Those basics have included three markets:

Digital Display – banner-rich ads on YourObserver.com website

Email Marketing – with eNewsletters and dedicated eBlasts

Social Media – primarily sponsored Facebook posts

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Using data visualization to tell a story 9/26/16

By Mary Ann DeSantis, Special to the SNPA eBulletin

Reporting data can often be boring for readers but it doesn't have to be, according to three up-and-coming journalists who presented a Data Visualization session at the recent News Industry Summit. Eli Murray and Nathaniel Lash, both of the Tampa Bay Times, along with Kara Dapena of the Miami Herald explained how data visualization provides insights to stories and offered tips for finding the right tools and people.

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Attracting non-readers takes a maestro 9/19/16

By Mary Ann DeSantis, Special to the SNPA eBulletin

Author and presenter Tim Harrower knows how to capture an audience's attention. His colorful and eye-catching visuals during his Writing for Non-Readers sessions at the News Industry Summit captivated writers, editors and designers looking for ideas to engage more readers, especially those who are typically non-readers.

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Awards to be announced Thursday 9/12/16

Watch for a special edition of the SNPA eBulletin on Friday of this week.

Friday's edition will feature newly elected officers, directors and trustees of SNPA and the SNPA Foundation, as well as winners of the SNPA Photo/Video Contest, Carmage Walls Commentary Prize and Print Quality Contest.

And, you'll learn who the 2016 Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award was presented to at the Thursday morning Awards Breakfast.

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'How to' instructions for digital strategies to be offered at Summit 8/1/16

Feeling digitally dumb? Don't worry, we all do. Things change far too quickly in the digital space with Google and Facebook changing its algorithms almost every quarter.

Over the last year, Observer Media Group in Sarasota, Fla., decided to refocus on some basic digital offerings with unique selling propositions that offer profitable results. Get real "how to" instructions on implementing these products and strategies at the 2016 News Industry Summit, Sept. 14-16 in Sarasota.

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