News Media Alliance to co-sponsor Mega-Conference in February


The News Media Alliance will join SNPA, Inland Press Association and Local Media Association as a partner of Mega-Conference 2018, to be held February 26-28, 2018, in San Diego, Calif.

The addition of the News Media Alliance raises the total membership across the four sponsoring organizations to more than 5,000.

"The membership of the Inland Press Association is committed to smart collaborations with other newspaper industry partners," said Tom Slaughter, executive director, Inland Press Association. "In that spirit, we welcome the News Media Alliance as a co-sponsor of the Key Executives Mega-Conference and look forward to making the 2018 conference in San Diego a success for the members of our organizations."

"We are thrilled to welcome the News Media Alliance as co-sponsor of the Mega-Conference," said Nancy Lane, president, Local Media Association.  "This is a great move for the industry that will allow us to leverage the power of the four associations to produce the best program and maximize networking opportunities for the R&D community.  Mega 2018 in San Diego is going to be powerful!"

"SNPA welcomes the Alliance as an industry sponsor of the Mega-Conference," stated SNPA Executive Director Edward VanHorn. "This consolidation of events will benefit the industry and its R&D partners, and produce a more diversified program and even better networking opportunities."

Mega-Conference attracts 700-900 attendees annually and features a large trade show. Attendees of the Mega-Conference include representatives from both print and digital local news media companies, namely owners, publishers, and digital and revenue executives. 

"We are delighted to join together with these three exceptional organizations to offer the biggest, most innovative conference for the news publishing industry," stated News Media Alliance President and CEO David Chavern.

Registration for Mega-Conference will open in early September.

More information about the Mega-Conference will be available soon.