Wapato Point Cellars
Thursday October 2
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Don't Miss the Opening Reception for this year's Annual Convention. Wapato Point Cellars features the perfect blend of casual elegance paired with breathtaking views of the Cascade mountain foothills.
2014 Investors & Sponsors
Washington Potato Commission
Invest in Your Future
Oct. 2-4, 2014
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!
Keynote speaker, Mark Garber, will set the tone for this year's Convention as he shares his thoughts on The Revenge of the Community Newspaper.
Don't miss this year's Editorial Roundtables; Advertising Sales Tips and Ideas; and a host of Panels and Discussions on Photography, Open Records, Social Media, Digital Tools, Design and Strategy. You can't afford not to be there.
Download and share Convention Promotional Materials and Registration Forms here:
Special Thanks to our 2014 Sponsors (left) and to the Convention Committee (below).
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), Morth Kitsap Herald (Poulsbo), Port Townsend Leader, Reflector (Battle Ground), Rim Publications (Bellevue) and Sequim Gazette.
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
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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Madison/Andersen Awards Breakfast September 12th
Washington Athletic Club
1325 Sixth Avenue | Seattle
7 am - 9 am
WCOG Members $35
The WNPA is a Gold Sponsor of this annual awards event hosted by the Washington Coalition for Open Government. Recipients of the Annual James Madison and James Andersen Awards are fierce defenders of government transparency and advocates for open records.
Please join us in honoring the late Ken Bunting and Kathy George for their great work and dedication!
For More Information: Madison/Andersen Awards
Don't miss this one hour WNPA Webinar conducted by Media Sales expert, Mike Blinder. Mike and his team of Street Fighting Sales Specialists assist media companies across the globe maximize sales results.
Even Seasoned Pros should set aside time for this Revenue Generating WNPA Webinar.
For more information contact Mark O'Deady at WNPA.
REGISTER TODAY: Prospecting New Business
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.
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.
Map of Capitol Campus (pdf)
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.