The future of your business: Join SNPA publishers in Chapel Hill in February

Tim Griggs, Steven King  and Les High
Tim Griggs, Steven King and Les High

Before you get fully distracted during the rush of holidays, please reserve your room at the Carolina Inn for the 2018 Carmage Walls Leadership Forum.

Jan. 5 is the last day to get a room at the discounted group rate.

To reserve your room, call The Carolina Inn at (800) 962-8519 and ask for a room in the SNPA block or reserve your room online.

The Leadership Forum, to be held Feb. 4-6 in Chapel Hill, N.C., is a unique event where newspaper executives explore issues most important to them and tap the industry's best minds for practical solutions. It is designed specifically for executives from newspapers with circulations of 30,000 or less.  This year's program will be led by Tim Griggs and Steven King, who specialize in new revenue models for sustaining journalism.   

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.

"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."

In addition to programs led by Griggs and King, the 2018 program will include topics for discussion that are chosen by the meeting participants.  

Register here

You should not miss this program.  It is the best program that SNPA hosts for newspaper executives, and it is a solid investment in your future.

For more information, contact Edward VanHorn in the SNPA office: (404) 256-0444 or

The Leadership Forum is named in memory of the late Benjamin Carmage Walls whose newspaper career spanned seven decades. Walls primarily owned community newspapers and advocated strong courageous leadership.


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