SCHEDULE OF SESSIONS AND EVENTS

1900 - 2130
Ocean Terrace
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NNPA Chair’s Welcome Reception 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Casual Attire Karen Carter Richards, NNPA Chair – Welcome message Terry B. Jones, NNPA Convention Planning Committee Chair – Welcome message Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., NNPA President and CEO – Welcome message Acknowledgment of Corporate Partners and other Sponsors Salsa Music and Salsa Lessons Food and Drink Dancing
0900 - 1030
Ballroom IV
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Breakfast Session 9:00 am – 10:30 am

9:00 am to 9:05 Blessing of the Food:  [TBD – Local Minister] 9:05 am – 9:15 am Welcome to the 2023 NNPA Mid-Winter Training Conference NNPA Chair, Karen Carter Richards Terry B. Jones, Chair, Convention Planning Committee Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., NNPA President and CEO  9:15 am – ...
1035 - 1200
Condado Salon
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Workshop: Overcoming Challenges to Create Sustainable Business Outcomes Through Digital Transformation in the NNPA Digital Network, Part I — 10:35 am – 12:00 noon

Presenter: Kate Cox, Adjunct Professor, Poynter Institute, Tampa, FL OVERVIEW: As a follow-up to the digital workshops that were held at the 2022 NNPA Convention in New Orleans, the purpose and objectives of this 2023 Mid-Winter workshop are to engage in a more detailed presentation specifically designed for NNPA ...
1215 - 1215
Ballroom IV
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Lunch — 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Hosted by:  Pfizer, Inc. Brief Overview of ATTR-CM and Short Video:  Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. Fireside Chat: Dorothy Tucker, President, National Association of Black Journalists Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. Topic:  Strengthening the Bond Between NNPA and NABJ
1330 - 1500
Condado Salon
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Workshop Part II, Objective Assessment of Each NNPA Publisher’s Unique Audience, Staffing, and Opportunities to Increase Revenue in the Digital Market 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Topic:  NNPA Digital Innovation, Training and Engagement Presenter: Kate Cox, Adjunct Professor, Poynter Institute, Tampa, FL OVERVIEW: The focus of this workshop is to enable NNPA member publishers to apply recommended assessments of their current audiences, staffing, and consultants to maximize taking advantage of the opportunities to increase digital ...
1530 - 1700
Ocean Terrace

OPTIONS: NNPA Publishers Free Time 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm

OPTIONS:   NNPA Publishers Free Time 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Ocean Terrace Presentation: The Business of Wine and How it Became a Digital Advertising Opportunity Presenters:  Jayme and Dwight Casimere, NNPA Publishers, The Times Weekly OVERVIEW: How your outside interests and events can drive viewers to your online ...
0830 - 0930
Ballroom IV
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Breakfast 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Hosted by Bill & Melinda Gates foundation Bless Food Greeting:  Two NNPA Executive Committee Officers Introduction of Video Presentation:  Dr. Elizabeth Primas Video Interview with Dr. Benjamin Chavis and Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL), 24TH District Greeting:  Erik Thomas, Director of Experiential Marketing for Hyundai
0930 - 1100
Condado Salon
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Workshop III: 5 Simple Strategies You Can Use to Monetize Your Online Presence 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Presenters: Norman Rich, Manager, NNPA Digital Network  Randy Fling, COO, Rolling Out and RollingOut.com, NNPA Member Publisher OVERVIEW: The workshop will share detailed but simple learnings from the digital revenue generating success models of some of the NNPA member publishers with a particular outlined focus on NNPA’s member publisher ...
1330 - 1430
Condado Salon
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General Session Presentation 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Presentation: Google Tools for Newsrooms Presenter:  Ashley Edwards, US Partnerships Manager, News Lab OVERVIEW: This discussion will inform journalists how they can learn to find, verify and tell stories specific to their audiences using Google tools. Presentation: 3 Best Practices to Drive Traffic Presenter: Tina Xiao, Global Program Manager, ...
1400 - 1415
Conado Salon
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Rebuilding Local News 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Presentation: Rebuilding Local News Presenter: Steven Waldman, Chair, Rebuild Local News Coalition OVERVIEW A briefing on public policy discussions at the state and local level that could dramatically impact Black newspapers, including potential funding opportunities for community newsrooms.

NNPA LEADERSHIP

KAREN CARTER RICHARDS

NNPA CHAIR
Publisher, Houston Forward Times

JANIS WARE

NNPA VICE CHAIR
Publisher, The Atlanta Voice

FRAN FARRER

NNPA SECOND VICE CHAIR
Publisher, The County News

JACKIE L. HAMPTON

NNPA NATIONAL SECRETARY
Publisher, The Mississippi Link

CHERYL SMITH

NNPA NATIONAL TREASURER
Publisher, Texas Metro News

DR. BENJAMIN F. CHAVIS JR.

NNPA PRESIDENT AND CEO

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

keynote Lafayette Barnes Publisher, The Bridge
keynote Micha Green Washington Informer Managing Editor
keynote Jackie Hampton Publisher, The Mississippi Link
keynote Ashley Edwards US Partnerships Manager, Google News Lab
keynote Steve Waldman Chair, Rebuild Local News Coalition
keynote Tina Xioa Global Program Manager, Google News Initiative
keynote Karen Carter Richards CEO and Publisher for the Houston Forward Times Company, Inc.
keynote Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. President and CEO, National Newspaper Publishers Association
guest Dorothy Tucker President, National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)

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