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Conference Sessions

What now? Pivoting past 2020 to sustainable models

While 2020 has been a year like no other, there are steps every newspaper can be taking toward sustainability. During the opening day of PIVOT 2020, Leonard Woolsey, president and publisher of The Daily News in Galveston, Texas, and president of Southern Newspapers, will moderator four conversations surrounding topics that need to be on your radar.

Opening day of PIVOT to highlight two success stories where newspaper markets are expanding

While many newspapers have announced reduced print frequency or other cutbacks, expansions are being implemented in cities like Greenville and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Denver, Colorado. What’s making these market expansions possible and what’s the future for these operations? On the opening day of next month's PIVOT 2020 virtual conference, America's Newspapers will hear from two publishers who are leading efforts to expand into new markets.

Where's the opportunity? Trends that will impact newspapers going forward

Gordon Borrell of Borrell Associates will lead an information-packed session at next month's PIVOT 2020 that will provide guidance for 2021 planning and strategies for your sales teams to follow.

Gannett CEO to deliver keynote address at PIVOT 2020

One of the biggest names in the news industry today — Gannett's Mike Reed — has confirmed plans to deliver the opening keynote address at PIVOT 2020, the virtual conference of America's Newspapers.  Reed is scheduled to speak live on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m. EDT, 10 a.m. CDT.

Collaborative virtual events between America's Newspapers, ING support newspaper leadership

Mark Hall, regional director of Postmedia Network and president of International Newspaper Group, has announced the exciting collaboration between ING 2020 and America’s Newspapers’ PIVOT 2020. The two organizations will be hosting virtual gatherings in support of and engagement for newspaper professionals in the same week.

Arm your digital sales team to successfully pivot your business

The digital world is changing. Is your team up to speed and ready to meet the challenges? During PIVOT 2020, learn what you — as a publisher or senior executive — need to know. Charity Huff, CEO of January Spring, will take publishers and senior executives through the key skills and tools they need to arm their sales team in order to successfully pivot their business. 

Retooling the sales department: Compensating the next generation of sales executives and managers

How does your compensation plan stack up to others in the industry? And, is that what matters most to today’s sales staff? During PIVOT 2020, get the first look at the results of Media Staffing Network’s compensation study and learn why sellers are leaving the industry and what you can do to attract a higher quality of candidate.

Poynter Institute to offer leadership training

Leadership skills in the newspaper industry have never been more important. The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, long known for the valuable leadership training that it provides, will offer three sessions during the virtual PIVOT 2020 conference to help your key staff members cope with the ever-changing challenges that they face.

C-Suite conversations: Idea exchanges for senior executives only

Networking and the sharing of good ideas have long been the hallmarks of industry conferences.  While conversations in the hallways aren't an option this year, our Senior Executive Idea Exchange will allow newspaper executives to network at PIVOT 2020.

America's Newspapers: The power of our advocacy mission

America’s Newspapers’ advocacy mission is built on three pillars: Defending freedom of the press and expression; remaining vigilant and ready to express the viewpoint of newspapers on government legislation or action that might benefit or hinder their publishing, newsgathering or business operations; and demanding equity with digital platforms that use and monetize the content newspapers create. During PIVOT 2020, receive an update and learn how you can help protect the interests of our industry!

America's Newspapers takes annual meeting virtual, Oct. 6-8

PIVOT 2020, set for Oct. 6-8, will focus on the most critical issues facing the newspaper industry and provide tools to help grow your business. During the three-day conference, participants will learn from industry leaders and have the chance to connect with colleagues to exchange ideas and learn best practices.  

We are keeping costs low, with attendee registrations for members priced at just $99; non-member rates are $199. 

Discounts also are available so multiple attendees — from same newspaper or newspaper group  — can benefit from the sessions:

  • Up to five newspaper attendees from the same newspaper or group — $250
  • Six-10 newspaper attendees from the same newspaper or group — $475
  • 11-25 newspaper attendees from the same newspaper or group — $850
  • 26-50 newspaper attendees from the same newspaper or group — $1,750
  • 51-75 newspaper attendees from the same newspaper or group — $2,500
  • More than 75 newspaper attendees from the same newspaper or group — $2,750

Limited sponsorship opportunities that were specifically created for maximum engagement also are available. Click here for sponsorship details.

We look forward to the time when we can all gather together in person again.  But, we are excited about the possibilities that this virtual conference offers.

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