America's Newspapers

November 2019

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ADVANCING THE NEWS INDUSTRY | NEWSPAPERS.ORG 2 WINTER 2019 FAQs about your new association What is America's Newspapers? It's the newest champion of newspapers, created from the merger of the two m o s t - s t o r i e d a s s o c i at i o n s i n t h e industry: the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association. It was born on October 1 and named five days later at its inau- gural meeting in Chicago. Why did the associations merge? The boards of Inland and SNPA saw a critical need for an organization that provides a strong voice for the industry, promotes the value of newspapers to their communities, and raises awareness about the critical importance of trusted journalism in our society. Just as newspapers changed signifi- cantly in the face of their economic and technological challenges, so too did newspaper associations. In unveiling our name, we said, "Together we are one. One message. One goal. Louder. Stronger. Bolder." What is the benefit for members? Amer- ica's Newspapers has a bold mission, but it showed at its inaugural meeting that it is committed to preserving the networking, the camaraderie, and the idea-sharing that are hallmarks of its legacy associations. With America's Newspapers, members get… • A new unapologetic and relentless champion for newspapers and a voice for the newspaper industry. • Materials and training on how to educate and inform employees and communities about the indispensable value of newspapers and local jour- nalism. • More resource-rich in-person events with a larger pool of attendees, speakers a n d ve n d o r s, a n d e x p a n d e d a n d improved opportunities for free digital training and idea-sharing. • Industry research and white papers. • E d u c a t i o n a n d d i s c o v e r y o n sustainable business models • Enhanced coordination and partner- ships with j-schools and other industry organizations. What will my company's dues be with the new association? Newspaper dues will be based on paid subscribers, instead of circulation and digital reach. Our models suggest that most newspapers will pay about the same or slightly less t h a n t h e y a re c u r re n t ly p ay i n g . Companies that were members of both Inland and SNPA will certainly see lower membership expenses. See dues structure chart to the right. Corporate memberships for groups of three or more publications are available at discounted rates. What happens to the dues I have paid? The 2019 dues that your company has paid to the legacy associations will transfer to the new association, and your company will be a member of the new association until the end of 2019. You will receive your 2020 dues statement from the new association in late November or early December. Who will run the new association? You can see the complete list of America's N e w s p a p e r s o f f i c e r s a n d b o a r d members on page 10. Dean Ridings is the CEO of America's Newspapers. You can see an interview with him on page 3. Where is America's Newspapers based? America's Newspapers is incorporated in Washington, D.C., because the District has laws that are the most favorable for non-profits. America's Newspapers does not have a head- quarters, per se, but a very small office at 701 Lee Street, Suite 925, Des Plaines, Illinois 60016. What is the status of the Inland and SNPA Foundations? With the merger vote, members of Inland and SNPA approved a series of changes in the bylaws of both foundations. Those changes allow the foundation boards to nominate and elect directors and officers, making the foun- dations wholly independent from Amer- ica's Newspapers. WINTER 2019 701 Lee St., Suite 925, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (847) 795-0380 • Fax (847) 795-0385 PAID SUBSCRIBERS ANNUAL DUES Under 7,500 $250 7,500 -10,000 $500 10,000-20,000 $750 20,000-30,000 $1,000 30,000-50,000 $1,500 50,000-100,000 $2,000 More than 100,000 $2,500 America's Newspapers Officers • Chris Reen, President President, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo. • Alan Fisco, Vice President President, The Seattle Times Company, Seattle, Wash. • Nat Lea, Treasurer President and CEO, WEHCO Media, Little Rock, Ark. • Cameron Nutting Williams, Secretary Regional Publisher, Ogden Newspapers, Frederick, Md. America's Newspapers: (ISSN 1066-2146) is published by America's Newspapers, Inc. Subscription rate for non-members is $75. Periodical Postage Paid at Des Plaines, Ill., and additional mailing offices. Postmaster: Send address changes to America's Newspapers, ATTN: Accounting, 701 Lee St., Suite 925, Des Plaines, IL 60016 America's Newspapers is the official publication of the America's Newspapers association. Printed by Shaw Community News Group, Sterling, Ill. Paper is supplied by the PAGE Cooperative, King of Prussia, Pa. Columns and articles do not represent the opinions of America's Newspapers or its members. America's Newspapers Publication Team • Editor: Mark Fitzgerald • Contributors: Cindy Durham, Carley Lintz • Marketing: Greg Watson • Design & Production: Creative Circle Media Solutions America's Newspapers America's Newspapers is a not-for-profit organization owned by its members and operated by a volunteer board. ©2019 America's Newspapers, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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