NYNPA now accepting entries for 2015 Awards for Excellence contest
January 21, 2016
The New York News Publishers Association is now accepting entries for its 2015 Awards for Excellence competition, which recognizes journalistic excellence among the association’s member newspapers.
Once again, entries for the annual contest will be collected online. The deadline to submit entries is Friday, March 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
The 2015 competition features several changes, including five new categories and the adjustment of the contest’s circulation classes.
New categories for the 2015 competition include Distinguished Live Sports Coverage, Distinguished Sports Column Writing, Distinguished News Supplement, Distinguished Sports Supplement, and Distinguished Feature Supplement.
To make way for the new categories, several old categories have been retired, including Distinguished Sports Coverage, Distinguished Newspaper Supplement, Distinguished Specialty Publication, and Distinguished Specialty Publication Feature Writing.
Additionally, the description for Distinguished Sports Writing, an existing category, has been re-worded to allow recognition of quality sports coverage, as well as top-notch sports writing.
The circulation classes, meanwhile, have been adjusted to balance the number of newspapers competing in each class. As a result of the change, the second-highest circulation class now includes newspapers with a circulation of 50,000-75,000, and the highest circulation class includes those with a circulation of over 75,000. The contest’s other classes remain the same as previous years.
Changes to the 2015 competition are the result of member feedback received by the Association, including suggestions made by a committee of editors from various papers across New York State.
For complete information on the 2015 contest, including rules, guidelines and how to enter, please download the official Rules and Entry Information Booklet, or visit the Awards section of this website.
If you have questions about the competition, contact Don Ferlazzo at (518) 449-1667 ext. 700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYNPA seeking judges for 2015 Awards for Excellence contest
January 15, 2016
The New York News Publishers Association is currently seeking five qualified newspaper professionals to serve as judges for its 2015 Awards for Excellence competition.
Qualified judges include those with experience in newspaper journalism who are not currently employed by a member newspaper of NYNPA. Each judge will be responsible for judging all categories in a given circulation group, which amounts to approximately 100 entries per judge. Judges can expect to review entries in early March and will have six weeks to complete their assignments. All entries will be reviewed online, so no travel is required.
As an incentive to help NYNPA secure judges, the Association is offering anyone who finds a qualified judge a $100 gift card to the restaurant of his or her choice.
Please contact Don Ferlazzo at NYNPA if you find a potential judge at (518) 449-1667 ext. 700 or email@example.com.
Save the Date! Ninth Annual Joint Conference set for June 12-14 in Saratoga Springs!
November 18, 2015
Mark your calendars! The Ninth Annual Sales & Marketing Joint Conference is set for June 12-14, 2016 at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs.
An annual collaboration of NYNAME and NYSCMA, Inc., the 2016 Conference also marks the 100th anniversary of NYSCMA, Inc.’s first conference!
The 2016 Conference’s theme of “Black and White & Read All Over” is a nod to the old newspaper punchline which also acknowledges that now, more than ever, the news is consumed by readers across numerous platforms, wherever they may be.
Planning for the 2016 Conference’s agenda is well-underway, with several informative speakers and valuable presentations already lined-up by the planning committee.
Joint speakers and topics planned include the annual Host Paper Panel, the N.Y.S. Legislative Update, Leveraging Local Assets with Empire State Development, and The Continuing Evolution of Media.
In addition to joint sessions, the agenda will also feature breakout sessions for Circulation Managers, Advertising Managers, and Ad Sales Reps.
Circulation breakouts planned include a RouteSmart Presentation, the Alliance for Audited Media Update, 10 Rules for Retaining Customers, and Circulation Roundtables on Audit Verification, New Revenue Streams, and Digital Growth Opportunities.
Ad Managers breakouts currently scheduled include Monetizing Google Grants, Hosting Events for Additional Revenue, Hiring/Onboarding New Sales Reps, and the ever-popular Innovative Ideas Discussion.
Meanwhile, Ad Sales Reps breakouts include Developing a Competitive Multi-Media Advantage, Advanced Social Media Bootcamp, Time is the Currency of Achievement, and the Tips from the Trenches Discussion.
Once again, NYNAME and NYSCMA, Inc. will be offering registration to their memberships at the severely discounted rate of $175 for the first attendee and $125 for additional attendees from that group. Day rates will also be available for those interested in only attending part of the conference.
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