Webinar: Engaging Readers Through Your Editorial Page March 23

2-3 p.m.
Award-winning editorial writer and incoming S.C. Press Association president Michael Smith of the Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald-Journal explains how he crafts his editorials, and offers pointers for keeping the community conversation vibrant, all while maintaining a fast-paced newsroom.

Meet the Presenter:

Michael Smith is the executive editor of the Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald-Journal, as well as three North Carolina newspapers — the Gaston Gazette, Hendersonville Times-News and Shelby Star. He’s a two-time Best of GateHouse Editorial Writer of the Year, edging out writers from larger papers like the Columbus Dispatch and Providence Journal for the honor. Independent judges in the 2016 Best of GateHouse contest said this of his writing: “Michael Smith’s editorials cast clear moral purpose in strong language.”

The cost to attend is $35. Register here.

SCPA Foundation Board Meeting March 30
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
SCPA Offices, Columbia
SCPA Collegiate Meeting & Awards April 21

9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Francis Marion University
Schedule of events and registration coming soon!

PALMY Rules Available May 1
More information coming soon!
PALMY Entry Deadline June 1
More information coming soon!
Ad Sales Basics June 22

Join us at SCPA Offices in Columbia on Thursday, June 22, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., as we cover the basics of advertising sales and get your revenue-producing staff off to a great start!
Ad Basics, SCPA's popular quarterly sales training workshop, is designed for newspaper ad sales employees with less than a year’s experience.
Alanna Ritchie, Ad Director for the S.C. Newspaper Network, will conduct this full-day workshop. A veteran of weekly and daily newspaper sales, Ritchie will help attendees understand sales basics, including selling against competition, dealing with objections, closing skills, basic design and consultative selling.
Attendees will receive our Ad Basics notebook, which contains a wealth of helpful information that Ritchie has collected over the years.
Cost to attend is $45, which includes a boxed lunch.
Register here.


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