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Nominate for service, sunshine awards

The Hoosier State Press Association invites newspaper professionals to submit nominations for the Frank O’Bannon Sunshine Award and Distinguished Service Award.

The honors will be presented during the HSPA Annual Conference Sept. 16 in Indianapolis.

The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, July 29.

Send a nominee’s name, biographical information, address and phone number, along with a letter explaining why you believe the nominee should receive a Sunshine or Distinguished Service award, to Steve Key, HSPA executive director and general counsel, at skey@hspa.com. Read more »

Entering Advertising Contest pays off

The mighty effort to enter the 2016 Adver­tising Contest sponsored by INAEA and HSPA Foundation is under way at newspapers around the state.

With the deadline less than a month away – midnight June 10 – newspapers who plan to enter should log in now if they haven’t yet to ensure they know their password and are familiar with the entry process.

2016 Advertising Contest deadline – June 10

Click here for full details on the Advertising Contest.

Contact HSPA for a contest packet re-send.

After putting in the effort to enter the contest, Chris Cosner’s staff at the Daily Journal and South Magazine in Franklin look forward to a day of advertising training and the awards dinner – scheduled this year for Sept. 15 in Indianapolis.

“My advertising reps and graphic design team both leave the conference revived and motivated to improve and try new ideas with regard to advertising campaigns and ad design,” she said.
“It’s also nice to publish all the awards that we win each year so our readers and our advertisers can see the level of talent we have on our staff,” said Cosner, also a member of the INAEA Board.

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HSPA and Foundation Annual Conference coming in September

Newspaper executives and advertising managers should watch their mailboxes in June for HSPA Annual Conference registration materials.

The 2016 conference will return to The Alexander Hotel in downtown Indianapolis on Sept. 15-16.

The lineup will include advertising sales sessions from trainer Mike Centorani, co-founder of Sales Trans­formation Now.

Centorani brings over 25 years of print media experience combined with 10 years of search engine marketing expertise.

Tom Yunt will address managers on “The State of Print in a Digital World.” Yunt is chief operating officer for print and broadcast media company United Communications Corp, publisher of the Kenosha (Wisconsin) News and other publications. Read more »