News Media Alliance to Partner on Mega-Conference 2018

June 20, 2017

Arlington, Va. – The News Media Alliance today announced it will join with Inland Press Association, Local Media Association and the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association as a partner of Mega-Conference 2018, to be held February 26-28, 2018 in San Diego, CA.

Mega-Conference attracts 700-900 attendees annually and features a large trade show. Attendees of 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 & CEO David Chavern.

“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.”

The addition of the News Media Alliance to the conference’s main partners raises the total membership across the four organizations to over 5,000.

“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 Edward VanHorn, Executive Director of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association. “This consolidation of events will benefit the industry and its R&D partners, and produce a more diversified program and even better networking opportunities.”

Registration for Mega-Conference will open in early September.

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