By Robyn Ashley, MACMA President
I hope everyone is enjoying the first signs of Fall. Here is a quick update on what we’ve been working on this past month:
Whether you work for a large corporation or an entrepreneurial family-owned newspaper–we all face similar industry challenges. We might share best-practices within our own companies, but rarely do we have the opportunity to learn from peers outside our organization. The Fall Symposium is a relaxed half-day idea-sharing session. This year, we’re holding the symposium at The Charlotte Observer in Charlotte, NC. The event is free to all MACMA members and includes lunch. Learn more and register here.
Mark your calendars: MACMA Conference 2016 Date and Location
The conference date is confirmed for Sunday, April 24 – Tuesday, April 26 in Greenville, SC at the Hilton Greenville. Please check back for more details of the conference line-up.
USPS Statement of Ownership Filing Deadline Approaching
A friendly reminder from our NCPA partner, Laura Nakoneczny: It’s getting close to that time of year again to file the statement of ownership for each of your periodical publications. It must be submitted to the Postal Service by October 1. This is a must-do item as if it is not submitted within 10 days of October 1, your periodical mailing privileges could be suspended until compliance is achieved.
National Newspaper Week materials now online
October 4 – 10 marks the 75th anniversary of National Newspaper Week. This year’s theme is “Power of the Press” and a tremendous package of editorials, cartoons, columns and graphics has been put together for you to download free of charge at nationalnewspaperweek.com thanks to the work of NAM (Newspaper Association Managers), and with financial support from various state newspaper associations.
See you at the Fall Symposium!