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First three sessions announced

Poynter Institute to offer leadership training

Leadership skills in the newspaper industry have never been more important.

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, long known for the valuable leadership training that it provides, will offer three sessions during the virtual PIVOT 2020 conference to help your key staff members cope with the ever-changing challenges that they face.

Scheduled for 11:45 a.m. (EDT) each day during the conference, your department heads will receive world-class training that will help them become more effective managers, serve the diverse audience that makes up your community and generate more revenue.

Sessions will include:

Editors and Revenue — Learn leadership skills needed for cross-departmental, audience-driven change that generates revenue.  We'll talk about how to be a "mini publisher," responsible for the core elements of our business: news content, audience growth and engagement, and revenue generation.
Presented by Cheryl Carpenter, leadership faculty member, The Poynter Institute

Leading a Modern News Company — Be it the newsroom or the revenue and marketing team, today's news organizations stoke creativity, communicate goals and standards clearly, and encourage new and innovative approaches rooted in sound fundamentals and ethical decision-making.
Presented by Neil Brown, president, The Poynter Institute

The 3 Pillars of a Strong News Company — Hiring, retention and promotion are important for healthy news organizations.  A diverse workforce will serve diverse audiences and that's essential for business and journalism success.  We'll explore how to keep the hiring pipeline flowing.
Presented by Doris Truong, director of training and diversity, The Poynter Institute

This training alone — at The Poynter Institute — would cost your newspaper more than the conference fee for PIVOT 2020 ... and these are only the first three sessions announced for the October 6-8 conference.  Additional sessions will be announced soon that will focus on emerging trends, advocacy, managing in a post-COVID environment, news content, more ways to generate revenue and the sharing of good ideas.

Register now for PIVOT 2020

We are keeping costs low, with attendee registrations for members priced at just $99; non-member rates are $199. 

Discounts also are available to newspapers so multiple attendees — from same newspaper — can benefit from the sessions.  Member newspapers can register up to five people for $250; non-member newspapers can register up to five people for $500.

Limited sponsorship opportunities that were specifically created for maximum engagement also are available. Click here for sponsorship details.

America's Newspapers takes annual meeting virtual, Oct. 6-8

Registration for PIVOT 2020, set for Oct. 6-8, will open mid-day on Monday, Aug. 10.  PIVOT 2020 will focus on the most critical issues facing the newspaper industry and provide tools to help grow your business. During the three-day conference, participants will learn from industry leaders and have the chance to connect with colleagues to exchange ideas and learn best practices.  

We are keeping costs low, with attendee registrations for members priced at just $99; non-member rates are $199. 

Discounts also are available to newspapers so multiple attendees — from same newspaper — can benefit from the sessions.  Member newspapers can register up to five people for $250; non-member newspapers can register up to five people for $500.

Limited sponsorship opportunities that were specifically created for maximum engagement also are available. Click here for sponsorship details.

We look forward to the time when we can all gather together in person again.  But, we are excited about the possibilities that this virtual conference offers.