Shop Talk 

March 2016
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
 


 NMPA Board of Directors meeting 
April 15th 
ABQ Journal auditorium 



 

 

Webinars 

**We have updates on available webinars** 

Through our partnership with the Local Media Association, NMPA members now have access to webinars at discounted prices.   Check out their line up of webinars by clicking here

You can also choose from a list of webinars from Inland Press as well. 





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If you have interesting news items please forward them to director@nmpress.org and we will include them in the next available bulletin.  

For any membership questions or inquiries please call the NMPA office. 

Phil Lucey
505-275-1377  
phil@nmpress.org  


  
Association News 

2016 New Mexico High School Journalism Workshop is June 8-11.
The dates of this summer's workshop will be June 8-11 and will be held at UNM. The workshop is open to high school students entering their junior or senior years. Participants receive newspaper journalism training from faculty, high school journalism teachers and newspaper professionals. The workshop will be held on the campus of UNM. Students will stay overnight in the dorms, work on projects in classrooms and eat all meals on campus.
 
The workshop begins at noon on Wednesday June 8 and finishes at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday June 11.  Read more   We encourage members to contact their local high schools and let them know about the workshop.    Registration forms are on the NMPA website. 


SPJ Conference in Albuquerque. April 15-16
The UNM Student and Rio Grande chapters of SPJ are hosting the 2016 Region 9 Conference in Albuquerque on April 15-16.

We have a great lineup of workshops, panels, and social events. There will be plenty of local faces on our panels, as well as some out-of-town guests.  
Read more 

Press Association Announcement
Fellow NMPA members: 
Phil Lucey, the executive director of the New Mexico Press Association, has accepted a position in North Carolina and will be leaving us in mid-April.  Read the announcement

* Thank you for this outstanding opportunity over the last six years. I was especially proud to work for the great newspapers of this state.  The work our newspapers, of all sizes and frequencies, do on behalf of the citizens of this state is inspiring and is unmatched in any other medium.   Keep up the good fight.  Onward.    - pml






  
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.  

The Daily Times moves its office to Main Street
FARMINGTON - The Daily Times has moved from its North Allen Avenue building to a newly remodeled office a block south on Main Street.
The paper opens at 203 W. Main St., and will maintain its normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Burgess named general manager of both Alamogordo-Ruidoso newspapers
Alamogordo Daily News General Manager Carol Burgess has been selected to assume the additional role of general manager for the Ruidoso News.

Burgess was named general manager of the Ruidoso newspaper Wednesday. In her new role she will oversee both the Alamogordo Daily News and the Ruidoso News.

Appeals Court approves SIC settlements
SANTA FE, N.M. - The state Court of Appeals has ruled that lower courts correctly approved financial settlements between the State Investment Council and three investment firms to resolve cases stemming from the Bill Richardson administration pay-to-play investment scandal - despite violations of the state's Open Meetings Act. Full story 


Moya joins Headlight staff
DEMING - Jesse Moya joined the editorial staff for the Deming Headlight on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. He will be covering city and county government, schools and contribute feature writing.

Daily Lobo Director Jim Fisher retired on March 1 



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.    



 
 

People 

Send updates of new hires, promotions, retirements, memorials, etc to director@nmpress.org.  We will print the news in this section each month.  



 

 

 

 

  
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.