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Great Ideas

NNA’s best and brightest publishers have made the Great Ideas session of the Annual Convention a huge hit for more than a decade. These terrific success stories, along with other great ideas we find throughout the year, are available to NNA members 24/7. And, members are encouraged to submit and share their great ideas at any time to grow this valuable resource.

'A Walk Around' engages readers and interests advertisers

May 6, 2020

"Back in the early days of the stay-at-home order when people were trying to find ways to stay occupied, I put together a game called 'A Walk Around Oakland,'" Hunt explained. "Each stop was a place or ...

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Sonoma newspapers becoming nonprofit

May 1, 2020

To keep local journalism alive, the owners of this newspaper and three other community newspapers in Sonoma County are transferring their ownership to a new nonprofit created to help the papers compete ...

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Career fairs — like everything else — are turning virtual

May 1, 2020

Spring is usually a very busy time for fairs as students graduate, and hiring ramps up for projects in the coming months. Of course, this year is different, and both employers and job seekers are scrambling ...

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Top advertisers to call right now

Apr 30, 2020

Promotions are the perfect answer for advertisers. They’re ideal for driving new leads and customers, increasing site traffic, and growing email databases. 

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Generating revenue in times of crisis

Apr 30, 2020

We began looking for ways to bring in new revenue while our traditional methods of income are taking a hit. We came up with several.   

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News-Register uses TMC to share vital community messages

Apr 7, 2020

With Total Market Coverage (TMC), a newspaper can cover every household in a zip code.  Amidst the coronavirus and COVID-19 “information overload,” News-Register Publisher Jeb Bladine ...

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Thank you, healthcare workers — multiple advertiser section

Apr 7, 2020

Peter W. Wagner, founder and publisher of The N’West Iowa REVIEW in Sheldon, Iowa, shared a signature page his staff created to thank healthcare workers.

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Weeklies find success publishing under one flag and running COVID education ads

Apr 7, 2020

The Cut Bank Pioneer Press, The Glacier Reporter, Shelby Promoter and The Valerian all published as one hyperlocal publication on April 1.

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A graduation special section might be just what you need

Apr 1, 2020

A graduation special section is a great way to reinforce the newspaper’s role in a community. With the possibility of graduation ceremonies throughout the country being canceled, this year stands ...

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