Become a member of the SNPA family!
Membership open to dailies, non-dailies, supplier companies, digital-only publications,
plus journalism educators and former/retired newspaper executives
Daily and Non-daily Newspapers
SNPA offers daily and non-daily newspapers four significant values:
A network of people and ideas.
SNPA members are your colleagues from newspapers throughout the South and from corporate offices all over the country. (However, membership isn't limited to Southern newspapers. SNPA has members across the country!)
SNPA facilitates the exchange of ideas among newspapers, and fosters a special camaraderie among newspaper publishers that you won’t find in other newspaper organizations. It’s invaluable in our business.
SNPA’s weekly eBulletin, its websites and publications – such as the annual salary survey – provide you with timely and detailed information that you need to know.
To request a sample copy of the eBulletin, contact Cindy Durham in the SNPA office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Effective and accessible training for your staff.
SNPA – in association with the Iowa Newspaper Foundation and press associations throughout the United States and Canada – offers an annual series of webinars.
More than 20 programs are offered annually on writing and editorial topics, print and online advertising sales, technology, social networking, management issues and much more. Each program runs approximately 60 minutes.
These cost-effective and time-efficient webinars are designed to offer fresh ideas to improve job skills, without the need for travel and time away from the office.
Programs for publishers and executive level employees.
SNPA hosts programs each year designed especially for newspaper executives. Our 2013 calendar includes:
- Key Executives Mega-Conference – Feb. 17-20 in New Orleans, La.
- Carmage Walls Leadership Forum – Sept. 15-17 in Monroe, Ga.
- News Industry Summit (annual convention) – Oct. 13-15 in Sarasota, Fla.
- Publisher Forums – These no-cost programs for publishers are scheduled throughout the year.
All of these programs provide outstanding networking opportunities and high-quality content on issues of importance to newspaper publishers.
Dues for daily and non-daily publications in this category are based on frequency of publication. Daily publications are defined as those that publish four or more days per week. Non-daily publications publish three days per week or less.
Digital-only publications are eligible for membership in SNPA if they conform to the following criteria and are approved by the Board of Directors:
Principally devoted to the dissemination of local or general news and other editorial content (not less than 25 percent of overall content). A substantial portion must be staff produced or locally written.
Available to the general public via the World Wide Web.
Content must be updated on a regular basis, not less than once a week.
Must follow the ethics and standards of print journalism.
Must not primarily serve as a platform promoting the interests and/or opinions of a special interest group, individual or cause.
Can be either paid or unpaid.
Must have been continuously published for a minimum of one year.
Must abide by copyright laws.
Dues are $500 annually.
Supplier (Partner) Companies
SNPA also offers four significant values to supplier companies:
1 employee - $300
2-9 employees - $500
10-24 employees - $750
25+ employees - $1,000
SNPA also offers an individual membership category for former or retired newspaper executives, as well as to current and retired journalism educators who are not eligible for membership in any other membership category. Owners or employees of newspapers may not apply as individual members.
Cindy Durham, Assistant Executive Director
Southern Newspaper Publishers Association
3680 North Peachtree Road, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30341