Mega-Conference Agenda


Saturday, April 9

Evening Dinner for Family Owners and Next Generation Leadership attendees

Sunday, April 10

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Family Owners and Next Generation Leadership Meeting (details coming soon). 
The Family Owners meeting is exclusively designed for executives from: newspapers (dailies, weeklies and groups) owned and operated by both multi-generational families and for those that are independently owned. It is ideal for those running the daily operations and their family member successors (owner CEOs and/or publishers). Non-family CEOs and senior executives are invited to attend with family members.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. America’s Newspapers Inaugural Leadership Training
A new program designed for up and coming leaders. More details coming soon.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Meetings will be scheduled throughout the day for board meetings and America's Newspapers committees
5:30-6:30 p.m. OPENING RECEPTION, followed by dinner on your own

Monday, April 11

Evening Dinner on your own

Tuesday, April 12

Evening Closing MEGA PARTY

Conference Topics:

  • Google News Initiative: The team from the Google News Initiative will detail the latest data and new programs to help your organization generate more revenue. This will be a must-attend session for executives at all levels.
  • Sports-betting: Passing trend or a new part of our business model?
  • Building a strategy for the future that includes a non-profit revenue component and increased community engagement
  • Alternative revenue: Best practices in video, podcasting and more
  • Latest trends in revenue development and the future of agency advertising
  • The presentation of the Mega-Innovation Award: Nominate your paper for this prestigious recognition!  Details here
  • Advocacy updates from the News Media Alliance and America's Newspapers (David Chavern, Danielle Coffey and Dean Ridings)
  •  Steven Waldman, co-founder and president of Report for America, will address the conference about opportunities for newspapers through Report for America.
  • Additional topics to be announced soon


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