October 16-18 - New Orleans

Join us in New Orleans!

Newspaper leaders will gather in New Orleans to tackle the industry's challenges

Solutions, Discussions, Connections

The America’s Newspapers Senior Leadership Conference is the most important meeting of the year for newspaper publishers, owners and leaders. This year’s meeting will be held Oct. 16-18 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans.

The Senior Leadership Conference isn’t your typical meeting. The focus is on interactive discussions on the critical issues facing our industry. This meeting isn’t full of PowerPoint presentations; rather,  it is consumed with the search for the solutions needed for success. Each session provides opportunities to learn from what others are doing and to share your experiences with your peers. 

The opening reception will be Sunday evening, Oct. 16, from 6-7 p.m. The meeting will officially conclude on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at noon.  Stay through Tuesday afternoon for a special BONUS SESSION at the offices of The Advocate | Times-Picayune. Judi Terzotis, president and publisher, and her team will go through a number of their successful initiatives, followed by a reception at their office.

Scroll down the page for:

  • Conference schedule overview
  • Information about Minority Fellowships to cover many of the costs of attending this conference
  • Publisher of the Year Award — how to submit a nomination

Topics for this year’s conference include:

The State of Local Newspapers: What Advertisers Really Think
Gordon Borrell will unveil the results of year two of this critical research on local advertising markets. You’ll learn how local newspaper advertisers feel about the effectiveness of their advertising and what their spending plans are for the future. This session can inform your strategy for identifying targets to grow your business.

Life in Community Markets
CEOs from smaller community newspaper markets discuss how they are responding to the changing market dynamics and economic challenges, how community markets differ from larger markets and what the industry overall can learn from their efforts.

Dealing with Economic Challenges
2022 has brought a fresh set of economic obstacles to newspapers, following what were already challenging years. This discussion will focus on how newspapers are dealing with increases in raw materials, rising distribution costs, labor shortages, recruiting difficulties and other operational factors impacting the business. Ideas generated by this session alone should pay for the cost of the meeting.

Revenue Evolution
Newspapers of all sizes are diversifying their revenue from the traditional print and digital efforts. From video production to events and other non-traditional programs, this session will focus on the ones that are working and how newspapers of all sizes can make it happen.

Solution Showcase
This session will feature six successful case studies from newspapers working directly with our Solutions Partners. You’ll learn directly about what’s working and how new technologies and programs can translate to revenue or efficiencies for your organization.

Subscription Revenue
Digital subscription growth is a big part of most publishers' budgets, but what is the right mix? What’s the future for digital and print advertising revenue?

And, our Monday night celebration promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime New Orleans experience not to be missed!

More details on sessions will be released soon. Stay connected to newspapers.org for more information.

Conference registration: Newspaper executives

The Senior Leadership Conference is open to current newspaper members of America's Newspapers and their guests.  Guests should not be affiliated with the same organization as the registering attendee, a member of another business serving the industry or an employee of a newspaper organization.

Conference registration: Solutions Partners

Due to the great response from our newspaper executives, we are opening a very limited number of additional registration spots for our Senior Leadership Conference. Don’t miss your chance to connect with the industry’s most influential executives in New Orleans. 

Registration is limited to two people per company. 

Conference sponsorships

Just a few sponsorship opportunities are available that include registrations.  Contact Patty Slusher for details and to register: pslusher@newspapers.org.

Safety protocols

Safety is our priority!  The Senior Leadership Conference will follow CDC recommendations at the time of the conference. 

Plan your trip

The restaurants, live music and other attractions in New Orleans are some of the best in the country.   You’ll have time for dinner on your own on Sunday and Monday evenings, but keep in mind most restaurants require reservations.  Make your plans now.   Check out the links below to find some of the best restaurants, bars, entertainment and shopping that the area offers.  

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Conference hotel

The Senior Leadership Conference will be held at The Roosevelt Hotel, 130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112.

Our room block is sold out, but additional rooms may still be available at The Roosevelt.  Check availability HERE.

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Fellowships, Schedule overview and more

America's Newspapers invites applications for Minority Fellowship opportunity
Fellowship covers registration to Senior Leadership Conference and up to $1,000 in expenses

America's Newspapers and the SNPA Foundation are inviting nominations for several Minority Fellowships to cover some of the costs associated with attending the 2022 Senior Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, Oct. 16-18.  This fellowship is designed to bolster racial diversity and increase engagement by minority employees at the conference.

This Minority Fellowship is open to executives from all newspapers (members of America's Newspapers and non-members). Nominees can be from a newspaper or from the corporate office.  Nominate a deserving candidate — or nominate yourself!

This fellowship has been developed for publishers, senior managers and emerging managers of color.  Scholarships include the conference registration (valued at $595) and the reimbursement of travel and hotel expenses relating to attendance at the Mega-Conference (up to $1,000).

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Conference Schedule Summary

 
Friday, Oct. 14:
  • Dinner for Family & Independent Owners — 7:30 p.m. at Galatoire's on Bourbon Street
Saturday: Oct. 15:
  • Family & Independent Owners Program — 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Dinner for Executive Development participants and speakers — 7 p.m. at True Food Kitchen, 801 St. Charles Avenue
Sunday, Oct. 16:
  • Executive Development Program — 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Inland Press Foundation board meeting — 10 a.m. - Noon
  • SNPA Foundation board meeting — 1-3 p.m.
  • Senior Leadership Conference registration desk opens — 1:30 p.m.
  • America’s Newspapers board meeting — 3 p.m.
  • Opening reception — 6-7 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 17
  • Senior Leadership Conference program — 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Reception offsite — 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 18
  • Senior Leadership Conference program —8 a.m. - noon (The Roosevelt Hotel)
  • Senior Leadership Conference continues at The Times-Picayune — 1:30 - 4 p.m.
  • Closing reception at the The Times-Picayune — 4 p.m.

E&P's Publisher of the Year award to be presented at Senior Leadership Conference
Nominate your publisher by Sept. 30

For over 100 years, Editor & Publisher magazine has been honoring an industry leader as its Publisher of the Year. This year's award will be presented at the Senior Leadership Conference of America's Newspapers, Oct. 16-18 in New Orleans.

“As in the past, we will be devoting our November 2022 cover story to recognize this individual,” said Mike Blinder, publisher of E&P. “As we state on the nomination page at http://www.EditorandPublisher.com/POY, we are seeking your assistance in recognizing a leader with business acumen, technical savvy and a deep understanding of what needs to be done to stay successful — along with the fortitude and tenacity to implement change.”

Nominations close at midnight (EDT) on Friday, Sept. 30. Submit a nomination here.