Shop Talk 

February 2017
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
 


  NMPA Board of Directors meeting and 
Legislative Breakfast
February 10 
Rio Chama Steakhouse



 

 

Webinars 

**We have updates on available webinars** 

Through our partnership with the Local Media Association, NMPA members now have access to webinars at discounted prices.   Check out their line up of webinars by clicking here

You can also choose from a list of webinars from Inland Press as well. 





Featured Articles


Print Still Refuses to Surrender

South Dakota Newspapers Will Still Print Public Notices as bill dies

Back to the Future: Kodak to reintroduce Ektachrome


If newspapers are to survive, they need to be more than passive observers




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If you have interesting news items please forward them to director@nmpress.org and we will include them in the next available bulletin.  

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Jeff Walter
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director @nmpress.org  


  
Association News 

NMPA Legislative Breakfast and Board Meeting held February 10 at Rio Chama Steakhouse in Santa Fe.
Your New Mexico Press Association welcomed 50 guests to our annual Legislative Breakfast. President Chris Wood opened the event with remarks praising the hard work of the legislators and the special bond with the press. 
Following the breakfast the board convened for the Winter meeting.
The next board meeting will be held in Las Curces, April 28, at the Las Cruces Sun-News.

2017 Annual Convention and Awards Banquet set for November 9 - 11 at Tamaya Resort and Spa
The dates dates for this years convention and awards banquet have been set for November 9 - 11 at Tamaya Resort and Spa.
 
GRT Exemption a risk for newspapers
The draft legislation has yet to be introduced in either the House or Senate.

SB 141 SELF STORAGE SALES NOTICES AN ACT RELATING TO LIENS; AMENDING SECTIONS OF THE SELF-SERVICE STORAGE LIEN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATIONS AND ADVERTISEMENT OF SALES; PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF ABANDONED PERSONAL PROPERTY; PROVIDING FOR COLLECTION OF LATE FEES, was killed in committee after testimony by Larry Horan, lobbyist for NMPA, Maria Lopez-Garcia, General Manager / Ad Director of the Rio Grande Sun,  and Jeff Walter, Executive Director of NMPA. It is a victory for newspapers sustaining the two public notice language in the law.

Press Association Announcement
 
 Sunshine Week
It's Your Right to Know
March 12-18, 2017

 
 
PUBLIC NOTICE ADS NOW AVAILABLE
 
 
Throughout our nation's history, government agencies have been required to alert citizens of certain government activities that may impact a local community, providing citizens with an opportunity to stay informed and take action when necessary. Newspapers have long partnered with government agencies by publishing public notices, enabling the government to be fully transparent and accountable to citizen taxpayers. In recent years, state legislatures - most recently in New Jersey - have proposed to move public notices out of printed newspapers and onto government-run websites. 

Publishing public notices in newspapers informs a wide audience in a local community of a government agency's action; reaching citizens that are passive information seekers that would not be aware of the fact that notices impacting the community are on a government agency's website. Publishing public notices through the local newspaper also serves an important audit role as the newspaper acts as an independent third party able to legally verify that the government agency has given the public notice. 

The News Media Alliance has created ads highlighting the importance of keeping public notices in newspapers. We encourage you to run these advertisements in your newspaper over time to help educate the public. Ads can be published as is, or you can add your own logo. If you have any questions about the ads, please email Lindsey Loving, Lindsey@newsmediaalliance.org.
 







  
Advertising Networks
Would you like $280.00 for every 2x2 ad you sell into the network?  How about another $65.00 for every classified ad?  It's easy and your staff can start doing it today.   One 2x2 ad a week would mean $14,560 a year in commissions.   It may take some effort but it is easy money there for the taking.    
 
NMPS offers advertising clients a classified and 2x2 network throughout the state to help reach customers on a low budget. They are but a few of the many services we provide. Newspapers that participate in the networks run ads on a weekly basis and have the opportunity to receive revenues in two easy ways: receive payments on a bi-annual basis from a pool of revenue from the 2x2 network and receiving commissions on any ads sold into either network. NMPS actively sells clients into these networks on a weekly basis, but you can too!  Download and distribute the sales sheet to everyone on your sales staff.    



 
 

People 

Send updates of new hires, promotions, retirements, memorials, etc to director@nmpress.org.  We will print the news in this section each month.  



 

 

 

 

  
Looking for extra revenue?

Newspapers that participate in the Classified and 2x2 networks run ads on a weekly basis and have the opportunity to receive revenues in two easy ways: receive payments on a bi-annual basis from a pool of revenue from the 2x2 network and receiving commissions on any ads sold into either network. NMPS actively sells clients into these networks on a weekly basis, but you can too!

Click Here for more information  NMPS Networks


Classifieds
Have something to sell?  Looking to buy?  Need to hire or need a job?  Send details to director@nmpress.org.  We will print the news in this section each month.  

We have new job openings posted on the NMPA website. Check them out.   If you have openings, send us an email with the details and we'll get it posted ASAP. 


 Job Openings

There are new job openings posted on the NMPA website. If you have positions open or are looking for a new career please send us an email with the details.    

Visit NMPA website for current openings.