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Important Dates & Schedules

ANA 2019 BOARD MEETINGS
Dec. 5 – 1 p.m. via conference call

For more information on board meetings, contact ANA executive director Tim Thomas or visit the Board Members page for more information.

ANA 2019 HOLIDAY CLOSURES
November 28 – 29,  Thanksgiving Holiday

December 24, 2019 through January 1, 2020

ANA CLASSIFIED & DISPLAY AD NETWORKS 2019 Early Deadlines & Department Closure Dates
For questions or assistance contact: Cindy London, Ad Placement Mgr. c.london@ananews.com (602) 261-7655

ADS RUNNING THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25:
4 P.M. Monday, November 18 ANA Ad Services will be closed from Monday, November 25 ~ Friday, November 29 ANA Office will be closed on November 28 & 29

ADS RUNNING THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 2:
4 P.M. Wednesday, November 20 ANA Ad Services will be closed from Monday, November 25 ~ Friday, November 29

ADS RUNNING THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 23:
4 P.M. Monday, December 16 ANA Ad Services will be closed from Monday, December 23 ~ Tuesday, January 1. ANA Office will be closed December 24 ~ January 1.

ADS RUNNING THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 30:
4 P.M. Tuesday, December 17 ANA Ad Services will be closed from Monday, December 23 ~ Wednesday, January 1, 2020. ANA Office will be closed December 24 ~ January 1, 2020

ADS RUNNING THE WEEK OF JANUARY 6, 2020:
4 P.M. Tuesday, December 18

MARK YOUR CALENDAR 
National Newspaper Week
Oct. 6 – 12
This 79th annual National Newspaper Week is a recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North America and is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers.This year’s theme is “Think F1rst — Know Your 5 Freedoms”
Plan to celebrate National Newspaper Week by downloading these materials and devoting as many column inches as possible to reinforce the importance of Newspaper to your communities.

Free Speech Week
Oct. 21 – 27
Free Speech Week (FSW) is a yearly event to raise public awareness of the importance of freedom of speech and of the press in our democracy and to celebrate that freedom. As freedom of speech and of the press are rights all Americans share, this non-partisan, non-ideological event is intended to be a unifying celebration.
More information here. 

Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism
Nov. 4
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
340 N. 3rd St.
Every fall, a leading figure in journalism is presented with the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. The 2019 recipient is Lester Holt, the award-winning journalist and anchor of “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt”
Hosted by: Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Information & Tickets here.

SPJ Valley Media Holiday Mixer
Dec. 3
5:30 – 8 p.m.

Bliss/ReBAR
901 N. Fourth St.
Join your colleagues and your competitors on the heated and comfortable patio for free appetizers (drinks are on you) and some door prizes.
More information here.