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Registration opens soon for April 12-14 CNPA Summit in Sonoma

Registration opens soon for April 12-14 CNPA Summit in Sonoma

Final touches are nearly complete for the 2018 CNPA Press Summit, coming up April 12-14 at The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa.

The Summit, themed “Navigating a New Tomorrow,” begins with a welcome reception on Thursday evening, April 12.

The Friday, April 13, agenda includes presentations that include:

  • Tomorrow’s News Media Today
  • Connecting the Dots … Audience and Advertising
  • “It’s Time for Us to Get Our Swagger Back!”
  • Survey says … Why and When People Read and Subscribe
  • Making Circulation Count
  • Newsroom Leaders as Revenue Producers … Not Fake News
  • Hot Ideas and Cold Beer
  • Vendor Roundtable

Presenters will include:

  • Mike Blinder, The Blinder Group
  • Neil Chase, Bay Area News Group
  • Chris Loretto, Local Media Consortium
  • Lincoln Millstein, Hearst
  • Tom Rosenstiel, American Press Institute

On Saturday morning, April 14, a two-hour discussion covers Freedom of Information and the Right to Know. It is followed by the California Journalism Awards Banquet.

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

Thanks to our Host and Vendor sponsors, you and your staff can attend at a very reasonable rate.

Watch for a registration email this week.

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