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2013 Sponsors

2012 Sponsors

2011 Sponsors

2010 Sponsors

 

2014 Sponsorship Opportunities

 

     WNPA's 127th annual convention is set for Oct. 2-4, 2014, at Campbell's Resort on beautiful Lake Chelan in North Central Washington. Plan to mix business with pleasure, taking in the winery tours and scenery guaranteed to launch the fall season with a blast of color. We hope you will join us this fall at Campbell's Resort! 

 

The 2014 Exhibitor Brochure (pdf) has details, or request more information by emailing Mark O'Deady or call (206) 634-3838.

 

  • Our Sustaining Investor choices provide your organization with convention participation and year-round visibility to WNPA publishers; includes an exclusive Mt. Rainier option.
  • Convention Sponsorship offers personal interaction with publishers and staff of the majority of Washington's community newspapers.

      

 


2013 Investors & Sponsors

SmallTownPapers
Washington Potato Commission
Allied Law Group
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Adpay

Sound Publishing Inc.

TownNews.com

The Olympian

Trace Communications

MediaSpan Software

Catalyst Paper

Nippon Paper
Wenatchee World

Pulse Research

Blinder Group



2012 Exhibitors & Sponsors


SmallTownPapers  

Allied Law Group

Davis Wright Tremaine

Washington Potato Commission

Yakima Herald-Republic

Rotary Offset Press

TownNews.com 

Wenatchee World

MediaSpan Software

Pacific Publishing Company

Sound Publishing Inc.


 

 

2011 Exhibitors & Sponsors


Allied Law Group

Davis Wright Tremaine

Media Span Media Software

Pacific Publishing Company

Paine Field

Puget Sound Energy

Rotary Offset Press

Sound Publishing, Inc.

SmallTownPapers

TownNews

 


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2010 Exhibitors & Sponsors


Allied Law Group, Seattle & Olympia

Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle

Cevado Technologies, Chelan

Media Span Media Software

Northwest Insurance Council

Pacific Publishing Company

Puget Sound Energy

Rotary Offset Press

SmallTownPapers

Sound Publishing Inc.

TownNews.com

Washington State Labor Council

Wenatchee World

 

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WNPA's 127th Annual Convention

Oct. 2-4, 2014

Campbell's Resort, Chelan

 

Lori Maxim, Vice President of West Sound Operations for Sound Publishing, Poulsbo, chairs the 2014 Convention Committee. Committee members include representatives of the Mason County Journal (Shelton), Methow Valley News (Twisp), Nisqually Valley News (Yelm), North Kitsap Herald (Poulsbo), Port Townsend Leader, Reflector (Battle Ground), Rim Publications (Bellevue) and Sequim Gazette.

 

Sponsorship details, including the Exhibitor Brochure (pdf), are at left.

 

Members are invited to suggest ideas and session topics for the convention to Mark O'Deady at WNPA or Lori Maxim.

 

126th Annual Convention

 

Attendees gave rave reviews
to WNPA's 2013 convention at the Red Lion Hotel, Olympia. Peter Conti of Local Media Association opened with a keynote on current innovations and Kelly Wirges of ProMax Training taught seminars for ad reps and managers. Our favorite attendee comment: "Please provide a tiny, pocket-size Kelly Wirges to take to work with me." Editorial panelists provided insights on practical reporting and how the Internet is changing newspapers, and representatives of five tribes offered guidance on reporting on tribal nations. 

The 2013 brochure, designed by Donna Etchey and John Rodriguez of Sound Publishing, Poulsbo, is in this eEdition. Lori Maxim, Vice President of West Sound Operations for Sound Publishing, Poulsbo, chaired the 2013 Convention Committee.   

 

2013 Award Recipients 

Miles Turnbull Master Editor/Publisher Award: 

Mike Dillon, Pacific Publishing Company, Seattle 

Freedom's Light Award: State Representative Frank Chopp 

 

 

Members celebrated 125 years of Washington's community newspapers  Sept. 27-29, 2012, in Yakima, where WNPA originated in 1887 as the Washington Press Association. The Yakima Herald-Republic, successor of one of  three publishing WPA founders, was honored at the opening reception held at Gilbert Cellars.
 

2012 Award Recipients

Miles Turnbull Master Editor/Publisher Award: Sue Ellen Riesau, former publisher of the Sequim Gazette

Freedom's Light Award: Rowland Thompson, executive director of Allied Daily Newspapers of Washington

Honorary Life Membership: Cliff Rowe, Pacific Lutheran University  

 

 


Our 124th annual WNPA convention, Oct. 6-8, 2011, in Everett, drew more than 200 attendees.  Bill Forhan, publisher of NCW Media, Leavenworth, led the planning efforts.

 

2011 Award Recipients

Miles Turnbull Master Editor/Publisher Award: Manfred Tempelmayr, retired president of Sound Publishing Inc.

Dixie Lee Bradley Award: Linda Chittim of Beacon Publishing

 

 

   

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Ad Sales Webinar

Legislative Day

Board Meetings   


Volunteer to judge!

WNPA will judge the Arizona Newspapers Association contest (all online) June 1-13. WNPA newspapers who provide judges will receive a credit for 2014 contest fees, $50 for providing one professional judge and $75 for three or more judges from the same newspaper.

 

Register by May 23 (webform) to apply your judging credits to this year's contest. If you have questions, please email Mark O'Deady.

 

 Ad Sales Webinar: Leveraging the Power of Print and Online

 

"Phenomenal" and "very informative!" were the first two responses after an hour-long webinar offered April 24 by guest presenters Advertising Director Pili Linares and Digital Operations Manager Amanda Bomba of the Daily Herald in Everett.  The WNPA Advertising Committee sponsored the event, and Linares and Bomba made their presentation available for WNPA members.

 

Leveraging the Power of Print and Online (pdf)

 

 

Legislative Day

 

 

Members of WNPA and Allied Daily Newspapers of Washington gather in Olympia annually to meet with the state's elected officials and legislative leaders. Rowland Thompson, executive director of Allied, and Bill Will, executive director of WNPA, provide a review of bills of interest to newspapers being floated during the legislative session. 
 

For details, please contact Mark O'Deady by email or call (206) 634-3838.     

Driving directions from I-5

Map of Capitol Campus (pdf)

 

 

 

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Board Meetings

 

The WNPA Board of Trustees typically meets in January, April, July and October. Expected meeting dates in 2014 are Jan. 17 (Olympia), April 25 (Bellevue), July 18 (Chelan) and Oct. 3 (Chelan).

For questions regarding board meetings or information about the board, please contact WNPA Interim Executive Director Mark O'Deady or WNPA President Bill Forhan or call (206) 634-3838, ext. 0.  

 

   

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