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NNA's 134th Annual Convention and Trade Show: Today's Readers, Tomorrow's Leaders

October 1-3, 2020

NNA's 134th Annual Convention and Trade Show will address pressing business objectives of community newspaper owners, publishers and senior staff with educational sessions and peer sharing activities.

Your $50 full registration includes general sessions, round table discussion sessions, a virtual exhibit hall and tickets to a welcome reception, BINGO family fun night, Better Newspaper Contest awards ceremony and the James O. Amos award ceremony. 

We value the time and resources you are considering investing in NNA's 134th Annual Convention and Trade Show and promise you will not be disappointed.

Deadline to register: Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 11:59 p.m. CT

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Pics from 2019 annual convention in Milwaukee

Click here to see pictures from the 133rd Annual Convention & Trade Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, headquartered at the Pfister Hotel. 

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NNA virtual conference leads newspaper industry

The COVID shutdown has accelerated many of the trends we’ve witnessed in the newspaper industry for the last 20 years. Let’s break down each of these trends and highlight the NNA flash sessions that will focus on their solutions.

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The NNA Convention will go on — with a new virtual platform!

We are also in the final stages of an agreement with a virtual conference platform that will allow us to maintain all the important aspects of our annual convention that you have come to expect. 

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Pics from 2019 annual convention in Milwaukee

Click here to see pictures from the 133rd Annual Convention & Trade Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, headquartered at the Pfister Hotel. 

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NNA virtual conference leads newspaper industry

The COVID shutdown has accelerated many of the trends we’ve witnessed in the newspaper industry for the last 20 years. Let’s break down each of these trends and highlight the NNA flash sessions that will focus on their solutions.

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If you produce good journalism, you can get direct contributions from readers

A new maxim — or is it a mandate? — of the newspaper business is “Get more revenue from your audience.” But that doesn’t have to come entirely in the form of higher subscription or single-copy prices; if you produce good journalism, you can get direct contributions from readers, and some community newspapers have proven it.

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The NNA Convention will go on — with a new virtual platform!

We are also in the final stages of an agreement with a virtual conference platform that will allow us to maintain all the important aspects of our annual convention that you have come to expect. 

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Spinner to headline NNA annual convention

“In this environment, to own a newspaper and support local journalism is an extraordinary effort,” Spinner said. “And we spend a lot of time talking about the big publishers with billions of dollars. I believe that community journalism is really at the front lines of literacy in our country, and it's hardest to do it when it's on the smaller scale.

 

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Show readers behind the byline

Recent attacks on the press dehumanize us. And this doesn’t just happen at the national level. 

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While in Milwaukee, get the flu or broadband

In a time where trust in media is eroding, newspapers need to be ready for almost anything. Here are two projects your paper might be able to implement.

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‘I could not imagine running a newspaper without NNA’

The most amazing thing NNA did this year was when Rush, myself, and several other NNA board members personally met with the Postal Regulatory Commissioners in Washington, D.C. 

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Our fall ‘family reunion’ is still on

Let me say to all, definitively, that the convention, Oct. 1-3, will take place as scheduled. 

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Great ideas that can help you build revenue 2012, part one

In order to get that revenue, newspapers must be thriving in their markets. And sometimes, that revenue can come from a great idea.

 

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Attendees came prepared with great ideas ⁠— Great Idea Exchange 2013

If you were looking for ideas on how to promote your paper, generate more revenue and increase your circulation, then the Great Ideas Exchange at the 127th Annual National Newspaper Association Convention and Trade Show was the place to be.

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Generating New Revenue: Great Ideas 2016

“The purpose of the National Newspaper Association’s Great Idea Exchange,” said Robert M. Williams Jr., “is to collect an idea or ideas that you can take home and either generate new revenue or save you money.”

 

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Building revenue and saving money: Great Ideas 2015

Some of the best ideas are ones that have been used time and time again. During the Great Ideas Exchange at the National Newspaper Association’s 129th Annual Convention and Trade Show, a group of publishers, editors and owners shared some of their best ideas on how to increase revenue or how to save costs.

 

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Corcoran dominates logo contest, wins ticket to Jacksonville

Pensacola, Florida — A New Jersey graphic artist has once again topped all others in the National Newspaper Association's annual contest to design the convention logo. 

Patrick Corcoran, freelance graphic artist for the West Essex Tribune in Livingston, New Jersey, designed the winning logo featuring the theme, Today’s Readers, Tomorrow’s Leaders. 

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Great ideas abound at NNA convention

In explaining my work, I sometimes say that there are thousands of really good journalists in rural America, but all too often, they are the only person in their newsroom that fits that description. They ...

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NNA’s 134th Annual Convention and Trade Show: Today’s Readers, Tomorrow’s Leaders

NNA's 134th Annual Convention and Trade Show will address pressing business objectives of community newspaper owners, publishers and senior staff with educational sessions and peer sharing activities. Your ...

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Banding together to reach the peak of success

Milwaukee, Wisconsin — Community newspaper publishers from all over the nation shared ideas for success at the NNA Leadership Summit that kicked off the association’s annual convention at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee Oct. 3.

The summit was held at a time when newspapers face much turmoil and “the greatest challenges ever,” said facilitator Marty Kaiser, who led the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to three Pulitzer Prizes as editor and is a visiting fellow at the University of Maryland journalism school.

The theme of the summit was “How to make your newspaper an invaluable community asset,” and in doing so, sustain it financially.

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Recharging

I don't know about you, but from time to time, I feel burned out at work. I can tell it's coming on when I start to procrastinate on doing regular tasks or put off making deci­sions. That's not good when you're trying to run a small business. Fortunately, we have a great group of people here at The News-Gazette who do their jobs well in a pretty fast­paced environment. But there are some things that fall to me for the final decision. 

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Spinner to headline NNA annual convention

Jackie Spinner recently produced a documentary film in Arabic. This might not be unusual, but Spinner’s day job is as an editor and journalism educator.

Spinner, who is headlining this year’s National Newspaper Association’s Annual Convention and Trade Show, started her life in Decatur, a small city in central Illinois. 

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2017 NNA convention preliminary program

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Past participants of the National Newspaper Association Convention & Trade Show say they easily recoup the cost of attending with the new ideas they take home and they say their time is well spent because they return energized and inspired.

For only $435 and three days out of the office, see how you will benefit from the innovation, education and camaraderie you will experience this October in Tulsa!

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