SNPA's 'mini-MBA' for newspaper publishers


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.

Les High, editor and owner of The News Reporter in Whiteville, N.C., is the program chairman and moderator. He has personally worked with Tim Griggs as part of the Knight-Lenfest Newsroom Initiative.

"I have been impressed at how Tim is able to elevate the discussions about the future of our business," High said, "and Stephen is on the cutting edge of journalism technology but is able to articulate how this translates to smaller media companies. Publishers who attend this conference will leave Chapel Hill energized and motivated to meet the challenges they face."

The 2018 program will also include guided discussion of topics that are chosen by the meeting participants.  

The Carmage Walls Leadership Forum will be held at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill. Attendance is reserved exclusively for executives from SNPA newspapers with circulations under 30,000.

Register here

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

Please consider coming to this program.  It is the best program that SNPA hosts for newspaper executives, and it is a solid investment in your future.


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