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Growing readership

By Kevin Slimp CEO, newspaperacademy.com “Just because you build it doesn’t mean they’ll come.” I’m in a positive mood concerning the newspaper industry. After the past couple of weeks, I continue to see incredibly upbeat signs about things happening in our business....

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Notes from the ANA Director

It’s a short note this week as the ANA staff and I have been busily preparing for the convention this Saturday. Plaques and certificates are sorted, press releases are ready and we can’t wait to see you all there!! We do have a couple of changes to the line-up – two...

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The advertising sales cycle

Ad-libs by John Foust Newspaper Advertising Trainer – Raleigh, NC Let’s take a look at the sales cycle. For our purposes, the focus is on advertising media sales, but this concept can apply to any business. Although the cycle has a beginning and an end, the end leads...

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Notes from the ANA Director

Earlier this week, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper issued her ruling in the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of various provisions of the 2021 Budget Reconciliation Bills, including SB1819 that contained, among many other provisions,...

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Notes from the ANA Director

The 81st annual National Newspaper Week is October 3 - 9. This commemorative week is to recognize newspapers and honor what they do for and in their communities; it's sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers (NAM) and the Relevance Project who came up with this...

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Notes from the ANA Director

Hiring is a hot topic that comes up when I am out meeting with newspapers. It’s not just the newspaper industry, but we do seem to have an extra stigma to overcome. The word ‘newspaper’ always seems to generate an eye roll. The ANA can’t make candidates appear...

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Notes from the ANA Director

The ANA staff is all about the 82nd Annual Meeting and Fall Convention on October 9. Today is the last day to get an early bird discount! If you haven't, check out our lineup of speakers.  We're excited to be celebrating our members achievements at the awards...

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