Register today for NYPA’s Fall Publisher’s Conference!

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 23rd – 25th in Troy, New York


Powerful programming, publishers’ roundtable, networking opportunities, terrific venue, low registration fee and affordable hotel room rates.  This will provide tremendous value (being together – meeting face-to-face) at prices you cannot afford to pass up!


10 AM – Combined NYPA, NYPS, NYPA Foundation boards of directors meeting – virtual and in-person at NYPA offices, 621 Columbia Street Extension, Cohoes, NY  12047.


2 PM – Golf tournament OR Tour of Daily Gazette with Special Session on Revenue Diversification, 2345 Maxon Road Ext., Schenectady, NY 12301.


6 PM – Rockin’ on the River at Ryan’s Wake – outdoor dining on the deck overlooking the Hudson River



Workshops from 9 am – 4:30 pm on the 3rd floor at Franklin Plaza


8:45 am   The ever popular and always enlightening Publishers’ Roundtable moderated by NYPA Board President-Elect, Gavin Menu


10:15 am Terrence (Terry) Williams, President & CEO, Keene Sentinel, Keene, NH

Best practices in audience and revenue development

            Expanding readership, revenue opportunities, marketing, and promotion


11:30 am Bob Tomaka, Meier Supply

Employee Stock Ownership Plans

            Why?  How to? Benefits?  Challenges


12:15 pm LUNCH


1:00 pm Dr. Joan Donovan, Research Director, Shorenstein Center, Harvard

Technology, social change, media manipulation and disinformation


2:15 pm Nicco Mele, Managing Director, Draper, Richards, Kaplan Foundation

Media and journalism in the digital age:  How to build financial stability


3:30 pm Curtis Huber, Senior Director, Circulation & Audience Development, Seattle Times

Adopting audience-centric business models

            Reducing churn, accelerating digital audience growth, prioritizing retention


4:30 Adjourn


6:00 pm Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the Rooftop at Franklin Plaza


7:00 pm Dinner on the Rooftop



8:30 am Betsie Lind, Owner and Chairwoman, Daily Gazette, Schenectady, NY

Raimundo (Rai) Archibold, CFA, Managing Director, Schwartz Heslin Group

Kathy Murray, McMorran Strategies

The benefits of well-structured, independent board governance

How having a board of directors can help you grow, improve business practices, and ensure long-term stability. The role of owners and CEO, the make-up of the board, meeting agendas, and special expertise


10:00 am Jeanne Straus, President & Publisher, Straus News, NY, NJ & PA

The benefits and how to’s of Requestor Status for newspapers


10:45 am Richard Lee, Inter-County Cooperative Publishers’ Association

Operating a newspaper company as a cooperative

This is the oldest newspaper cooperative in the country, operating one newspaper, five shoppers and a commercial print division.  Learn what cooperative ownership entails and whether it is an option for you, now or in the future.


Noon Annual Meeting and Election of Officers

Chaired by NYPA board president Clifford Luster



Decadent dining on the elegant indoor/outdoor rooftop terrace at Franklin Plaza Friday evening

Browse Troy’s famous Waterfront Farmers’ Market – fresh produce, cheese, wine, honey, flowers, baked goods, desserts, pesto, pickles, pasta and more! Saturday 9 am – 2 pm

Troy is a very walkable city with lots of bars, restaurants, boutiques, and amazing architecture.  Located on the Hudson River, Troy is the Home of Uncle Sam, the Emma Willard School, and RPI.


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Register today!  We’ve missed you and can’t wait to see you!

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Reservation cut-off date is September 13th.

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