Daily Publishers Roundtable Feb. 8

Mark your calendar now for SCPA's annual Daily Publishers Roundtable. Join us Feb. 8, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., at SCPA Offices in Columbia. This is a great time to meet with your peers to discuss what is working and not working in your market.

Topics are up to the group, but will include: new ad ideas that are working, non-traditional ways to build revenue, growing readership, ways to save money, managing staff and more. 

The cost to attend is $20, which includes a catered lunch.

Participants are asked to send in ideas for discussion topics and specific questions. You can do this directly on the registration form, or by contacting Jen Madden. 

This event is co-sponsored by SNPA.

This event is open only to SCPA and SNPA member daily publishers (if that’s not your title, but you handle the duties, you are welcome to attend).

Register now.

Weekly Publishers Roundtable Feb. 15

Mark your calendar now for SCPA's annual Weekly Publishers Roundtable. Join us Friday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., at SCPA Offices in Columbia. This is a great time to meet with your peers to discuss what is working and not working in your market.

Topics are up to the group, but will include: new ad ideas that are working, non-traditional ways to build revenue, growing readership, ways to save money, managing staff and more.

The cost to attend is $20, which includes a catered lunch.

Participants are asked to send in ideas for discussion topics and specific questions. You can do this directly on the registration form, or by contacting Jen Madden.

This event is co-sponsored by SNPA.

This event is open only to SCPA and SNPA member weekly publishers (if that’s not your title, but you handle the duties, you are welcome to attend).

Register today!

Ad Sales Basics Feb. 21

Scholarships may be available for this event. Contact SCPA for more details.

Join us at SCPA Offices in Columbia on Thursday, Feb. 21, 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, Alanna will help attendees understand sales basics, including selling against competition, dealing with objections, closing skills, basic design and consultative selling.

Here’s what past attendees have said about Ad Basics:

•  Very beneficial! This will help me tremendously.
•  Everyone who is new to selling should take this seminar.
•  Useful and motivational!
•  Can’t wait to apply all I learned! 
•  Alanna is very knowledgeable and enjoyable. Great instructor!

Attendees will receive our Ad Basics notebook, which contains a wealth of information that Alanna has collected over the years.

Cost to attend is $45, which includes a boxed lunch. 

Participants are asked to send in specific questions for Alanna. You can do this directly on the registration form.

This event is open only to SCPA members.

Register today!

SCPA Foundation Internship & Scholarship Application Deadline March 8
The Foundation's paid internship program provides a meaningful, hands-on training experience for students interested in news reporting, copy editing, photojournalism, advertising or visual communications. Our 8-week internship prepares college students for careers at S.C. newspapers after they graduate... in fact many former interns now work full-time for a S.C. newspaper.

The Foundation also award a scholarship each year to a S.C. college student interested in pursuing a newspaper career. The premier scholarship, worth $3,000 per academic year, is named for the Foundation's first president, the late Frank R. Mundy of the Greenwood Index-Journal.

Find out more details and apply for an internship or scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 8, 2019. 
SCPA Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation April 5-6

You don't want to miss seeing more than 350 of your Palmetto State newspaper friends at the 2019 Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation during the weekend of April 5-6, 2019 at The Marriott in downtown Columbia. The Annual Meeting will feature educational sessions, networking events and more in our jam-packed schedule, plus hundreds of awards to present! All sessions and networking events are free and open to all SCPA members. Tickets are required for meal functions. 

The Columbia Marriott is offering a discounted rate of $149 for SCPA members. The deadline to make your reservation is March 15, 2019.  Make your reservation online today!

Meeting registration, schedule of events and other details coming soon!

If you love South Carolina's newspaper industry, please consider sponsoring the 2019 Annual Meeting and Awards! The Annual Meeting is the best way to connect with the Palmetto State’s newspaper industry. Find out more and sign on as a sponsor.

SCPA Contests

2018 News Contest Winners (Coming Soon!)

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2017 News Contest Winners

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2016 Collegiate Contest Winners

2015-2016 Ad Contest Winners

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2015 Collegiate Contest

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