Innovative Sessions to Build Business and Make Money

Inland and the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association have produced an impressive initial program for their first joint Annual Meeting at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs Sept. 10-12.


Program opens Sunday, September 10 at Noon and concludes Tuesday, September 12 at Noon.

$795 Newspaper and R&D Delegates - SNPA & Inland members
$1095 Newspaper and R&D Delegate - Non-member
$250 Journalism educator  

(A discounted rate of $595 is available for first-time newspaper executives who have not previously attended the Inland Annual Convention or the SNPA News Industry Summit.)

RESERVE your hotel room quickly! We expect an early sellout. Please reserve your room at The Broadmoor, by calling (855) 634-7711 or online at Room reservation deadline is JULY 25. Group rates are: Classic $250, Superior $280 and Premier $310. Backup hotels are available.

Need assistance with reservations? Please contact Karla Zander at Inland or 847-795-0380

The Preliminary Program

Meeting the Challenge: The Shifting Nature of Our Business: This session takes a 30,000-foot look at the newspaper industry to orient attendees to the challenges and opportunities of this media environment

Marketing the Strength of Our Brand: Our audience and advertisers tell us repeatedly that they respect the local newspaper brand, but too many organizations aren't doing enough to capitalize on that strength. This session lays out how newspapers can maximize the return on the decades spent building their brand.

The Future Structures of Newsrooms: When change is Not Enough: Newsrooms continue to shrink. Digital-first workflows have reshaped the journalism "jobs to be done." But would it surprise you that newsrooms today look smiliar to newsrooms last year and the year before? A recent analysis of ASNE newsroom census surveys show little change in the percentage of supervisors and the overall makeup of newsrooms. So, what needs to happen?

This presentation by Bill Church of GateHouse Media looks closely at the data, shares insight on effective organizational change, and offers suggestions on how media organizations should move forward. LEARN MORE

12 Ideas that Drive Revenue: Inland and SNPA keep a laser focus on building revenue opportunities for their members. Expect specific ideas that can be implemented immediately back at your company.

What Newspapers Must Do to Keep Public Notices: The threat to legal requirements that public notices be published in print has never been more dire. Learn what publishers around the nation are facing-and how they are successfully responding to the siege on printed public notices.

Recruiting and Retaining Sales People: Publishers say this is their number one challenge. Learn how newspapers of all sizes are assembling effective sales teams who succeed in selling across all platforms.

Digital Agencies - Where is the Money?: This session is all about what it takes to structure a digital services agency that can thrive in the face of numerous digital-only competitors.

Monetizing your video the YouTube way

Learn from the expert in turning news media content into bigger audiences and more revenue how media organizations are finding success partnering with YouTube. Uzo Ometu, the head of strategic partnership development/content for YouTube, works with publishers that are generating an entire new revenue stream with video right now.

This session will focus on:

  • Best practices for distributing news content on YouTube can partner with YouTube
  • Attracting and engaging a loyal video audience
  • Using the YouTube player on your website
  • The revenue opportunities from distributed video content
  • How to get video production training

Print First: Strategies That Are Growing Print Volumes

Think print has left the station? Not so fast, folks. Aaron Kotarek, vice president/circulation for Oahu Publications Inc. in Honolulu will discuss how the Honolulu Star-Advertiser has bucked the national trend over the past five years to grow overall print volumes through a diversified product portfolio approach using print centric strategies and tactics. For those who still believe in the future of print, this is a must-attend session.

Hot Tech Companies: Meet the startups and re-invented legacy companies that offer tremendous digital revenue potential.

Pay Walls and Digital Subscriptions — Yes or No: A look at the specific factors that go into this still-unsettled debate about access pricing.

And more!