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:

SNPA Members

  • 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.

  • Keeping up-to-date. 
    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: cindy@snpa.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 Members
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:

  • One-on-one interaction and networking
    Let us help you connect at SNPA conferences with executives from daily and non-daily newspapers in 14 southern states, the District of Columbia and newspaper corporate offices throughout the United States.


  • Access to your target audience. 
    SNPA’s weekly eBulletin is distributed to more than 4,000 industry professionals each week.  SNPA members are invited to share their news in the eBulletin, as well as on our website – www.snpa.org. 

    To request a sample copy of the eBulletin, contact Cindy Durham in the SNPA office: cindy@snpa.org.

  • Keeping your company’s name in front of buyers. 
     If your customers are newspapers, you need to be listed in the SNPA Buyers Guide.  All members receive a free listing, with links to your website and contact information for your key executives.

  • Sponsorship and display opportunities. 
    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.

    • News Industry Summit (annual convention) – Oct. 13-15 in Sarasota, Fla.


    At each of these conferences, you have tabletop display and sponsorship opportunities that will help you keep your message in front of our members. 

1 employee - $300
2-9 employees - $500
10-24 employees - $750
25+ employees - $1,000


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Individual Members

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.

Contact
Cindy Durham, Assistant Executive Director
Southern Newspaper Publishers Association
3680 North Peachtree Road, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA  30341
(404) 256-0444

cindy@snpa.org