By Jennifer Nelson, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
Producing events is one opportunity for news outlets to generate additional revenue and build relationships with audiences. A panel of news and advertising executives spoke about their local events during Revenue Models That Work, which was held Oct. 12-13 at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.MORE
Rockers, Riders & Ribs was a community music and motorcycle festival hosted by the Longview News-Journal that drew over 10,000 attendees. It was a ticketed event that essentially became a 13th month of revenue for the paper in one day.MORE
Implementing a year-long strategy can help increase attendance at every event on your calendar.MORE
There is one less week of shopping between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. The paper's HoHo Expo offers local retailers this extra chance to reach holiday shoppers.MORE
AURORA 2013 to illuminate the Dallas Arts District Oct. 18-19.MORE
Turns out the idea of shopping in pajamas brings scores of people to a local mall, and can attract sponsors and advertisers to your paper.MORE
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