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Join us! Please register by April 5

Join us! Please register by April 5

“Navigating a New Tomorrow” is your glimpse into the future. From the evening of Thursday, April 12 through Saturday afternoon, April 14, plan to immerse yourself and your team in a day of crucial, top-level discussions and insights.

Here are highlights:

“A Playbook for Newspapers of the Future,” with Lincoln Millstein, senior vice president of Hearst and special advisor to Chief Executive Officer Steven R. Swartz.

“It’s Time for Us to Get Our Swagger Back,” with Mike Blinder, president of The Blinder Group, a Florida-based firm that assists in maximizing revenue for their clients, through effective on-site sales training and revenue generation programs.
Previously: ‘Show me some swagger!’ Blinder says

Special: Free offer to attend

Our CNPA Host Sponsors are paving the way for you to attend the CNPA 2018 Press Summit in Sonoma as their GUEST. A limited number of scholarships are available forcomplimentary registration, but you must purchase meals.

Please email Renée Smith at CNPA for the sponsored registration link. ACT FAST!! This special offer is limited!

Regular registration for the Summit is $195 for those who stay in the host hotel. Meals are extra. Bring your team: Second registrants are $95 and additional registrants are free.

Have you delayed? Summit registration absolutely must close April 5.

“Connecting the Dots … Audience and Advertising,” with Christian A. Hendricks, president of the Local Media Consortium and former vice president for strategic initiatives at McClatchy.

“Survey says…Why people really subscribe … and how to act on it,” with Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute and one of the nation’s most recognized thinkers on the future of media.

“Making Circulation Count,” a panel discussion led by Adel Ibrahim, senior vice president of circulation at Digital First Media.

“Newsroom Leaders as Revenue Producers … NOT FAKE NEWS,” with Neil Chase, executive editor of Bay Area News Group, who leads the newsroom of The Mercury News and the East Bay Times and their associated websites and mobile apps. Previously: Your newsroom is a moneymaker, Neil Chase says

“Hot Ideas & Cold Beer and Vendor Roundtable,” with 2015-16 CNPA President Dean Eckenroth, publisher of the Coronado Eagle & Journal and president of Eagle Newspapers, which also includes the Eagle & Times in Imperial Beach.

Saturday morning begins with “A Conversation with Gubernatorial Candidates,” hosted by the Los Angeles Times and moderated by The Times’ John Myers. Myers will interview these candidates individually, one after the other: John Cox, Delaine Eastin, Amanda Renteria and Antonio Villaraigosa.

The California Journalism Awards Banquet will follow, hosted by Will Fleet, publisher of the Tracy Press.

Special events include a wine pairing dinner on Friday and a wine tasting on Saturday afternoon.

The 2018 Summit succeeds thanks to our member-company sponsors:

Host ($15,000)

  • Bay Area News Group
  • Hearst
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Southern California News Group

Summit ($5,000)

  • Coronado Eagle & Journal
  • McClatchy
  • Sonoma Media Investments

Event ($2,500)

  • Palo Alto Weekly
  • Napa Valley Register
  • Voice Media Ventures

The Summit committee also thanks its Vendor Supporters:

Diamond Partners ($8,000)

  • Currow Weeks & Associates, Inc.

Gold Partners ($6,000)

  • Interactive News
  • Southwest Offset Printing
  • Ultimate PrintSource

Silver Partners ($4,000)

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • FWD Management Group
  • Jassy Vick Carolan LLP
  • Marketing G2
  • XNI Services

Exhibitors ($2,000)

  • AMG/Parade
  • Associated Press
  • Blue Waters Marketing
  • Gold Country Printing
  • Kidscoop
  • Mather Economics
  • MSG Marketing Solutions Group
  • Pre1 Software
  • Tecnavia
  • United Reporting

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