Shop Talk 

November 2015
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
 


 NMPA Board of Directors meeting 
Feb 4th
Rio Chama. Santa Fe, NM

Legislative Breakfast
Feb 4th 7:30 a.m. 
Rio Chama. Santa Fe, NM 

 

 

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Association News 


Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.   NMPA staff is still recovering from the tryptophans.   

2016 Convention Survey 
We had 26 responses to the initial survey.  If you have ideas you want to share for the next convention, now is your chance. Please take a minute to participate in this survey.  We will randomly select one respondent from a member newspaper and offer a full convention registration (for all events, a $150.00 value) to one lucky winner.  
The convention may seem like a long way off, but we've already started planning.  We need your input to make this one of the best conventions we've ever had. Our goal is to make this fun, exciting, informative and worth your time and money. 


The dates of the convention are September 23-24, 2016 at the Hyatt Tamaya.  The room rate will be 129.00.  The resort fee is waived for all guests. 
Chris Wood 
Taos News 
1st VP and  2016 Convention Chair 


Mark your calendars for this year's legislative breakfast  We will hold a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday Feb. 4th at the Rio Chama.   Look for details soon via email.   A board meeting will follow and all are welcome to attend.    In the coming weeks when you meet with your local legislator please have them save the date.  Invites will go out after the start of the session.  

We have started a Vendor VIP program that allows industry suppliers to market their products, join as associate members and reserve their spot at the convention all for one price.  If you have suppliers that would want to take advantage of this program, send us their contact information.   
 


  
State Headlines

Do you have news you'd like to share with the membership? Email any announcements to NMPA and we'll post on the NMPA website and include in the next available ShopTalk.  
 
Clovis Media Inc. has named Rob Langrell as its new publisher.
Langrell will serve as publisher of the two daily newspapers - the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune - as well as oversee the company's three weekly publications - the Quay County Sun, Cannon Connections and My Eastern New Mexico.

Mountain View Telegraph General Manager and Editor Rory McClannahan has been promoted to publisher/editor. The Mountain View Telegraph, along with the Valencia County News-Bulletin and El Defensor Chieftain in Socorro are part of Number Nine Media, Inc., a subsidiary of The Albuquerque Journal.

Joe Mickelson has been named the publisher of the Valencia County News-Bulletin and El Defensor Chieftain in Socorro.
The Valencia County News-Bulletin and El Defensor Chieftain are part of Number Nine Media, Inc., a subsidiary of The Albuquerque Journal.

After five years at the helm of the Las Cruces Sun-News, Publisher Frank Leto announced he has accepted a position as publisher of the Daily Item in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, and its sister paper the Danville News.

The Associated Press has named San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Morgan Lee as its new correspondent in Santa Fe, covering the Legislature, politics and government for New Mexico.

New Mexico News Port now NMPA associate member
The New Mexico News Port is a grant-funded student journalism collaboration lab at the University of New Mexico. Our lab is really a newsroom. Students in a variety of classes in the Communication and Journalism Department are assigned to write stories for our website. The stories come from the classroom to our newsroom, where students work with an editor and interns help get the stories ready for publication. Students also add multimedia elements to their stories before they are published online, learning the latest digital skills along the way.  keep reading. 

Advertising Networks
Would you like $280.00 for every 2x2 ad you sell into the network?  How about another $65.00 for every classified ad?  It's easy and your staff can start doing it today.   One 2x2 ad a week would mean $14,560 a year in commissions.   It may take some effort but it is easy money there for the taking.    
 
NMPS offers advertising clients a classified and 2x2 network throughout the state to help reach customers on a low budget. They are but a few of the many services we provide. Newspapers that participate in the networks run ads on a weekly basis and have the opportunity to receive revenues in two easy ways: receive payments on a bi-annual basis from a pool of revenue from the 2x2 network and receiving commissions on any ads sold into either network. NMPS actively sells clients into these networks on a weekly basis, but you can too!  Download and distribute the sales sheet to everyone on your sales staff.    



 
 

Industry Headlines  
 
Around the Industry

 
ICYMI
Newspaper advertising is up
Spending in print editions soars 18 percent in September
Here's something you rarely hear these days: It was a great quarter for newspaper advertising.
In fact, a particularly strong September by newspapers even helped overall ad spending grow 6 percent last month, according to the latest report from Standard Media Index, which tracks ad spending on the part of 80 percent of U.S. agencies.
Newspaper ad spending jumped 18 percent in September, and was up 16 percent for the quarter. Keep reading

Valassis special postage deal goes out with a whimper
The long struggle between the newspaper industry and Valassis Inc., over the direct mail company's special postage discounts from the U.S. Postal Service appears to have ended with a whimper. In November, Valassis filed a report saying it had carried out no mailings eligible for the special discount. It announced it had paid an agreed $100,000 penalty to USPS last September.
Keep reading

20 TWEETABLE TRUTHS ABOUT THE NEWSPAPER INDUSTRY
NAA has compiled a list of "20 Tweetable Truths" for you to share on your newspaper's Twitter account, including facts and figures about the state of print and digital newspapers and examples of the many positive developments taking place in the industry. Keep reading

Cord cutting worries spike anew
When third quarter pay TV subscription data first started trickling out, it appeared the big declines in subscribers had eased.
Indeed, that was true for a few cable providers. But it turns out the overall picture still points to significant cord cutting.
According to a new analysis from SNL Kagan, third quarter was the sixth consecutive quarter in which total pay TV subscriptions declined. Keep reading 



People 

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Looking for extra revenue?

Newspapers that participate in the Classified and 2x2 networks run ads on a weekly basis and have the opportunity to receive revenues in two easy ways: receive payments on a bi-annual basis from a pool of revenue from the 2x2 network and receiving commissions on any ads sold into either network. NMPS actively sells clients into these networks on a weekly basis, but you can too!

Click Here for more information  NMPS Networks


Classifieds
Have something to sell?  Looking to buy?  Need to hire or need a job?  Send details to director@nmpress.org.  We will print the news in this section each month.  

We have a few new job openings posted on the NMPA website. Check them out.   If you have openings, send us an email with the details and we'll get it posted ASAP. 


 Job Openings

There are several new job openings posted on the NMPA website. If you have positions open or are looking for a new career please send us an email with the details.    

Visit NMPA website for current openings.