Dear NEACE Colleagues and Friends,
The 2023 spring conference provided a reassuring look at newspapers overcoming industry challenges and emerging from the pandemic stronger than ever. Technological advances continue to make operations more efficient, completely new revenue streams are being invented, and communities appreciate trustworthy local news more than ever. In fact, in recent months, several brand new print publications have launched in our region to serve communities craving local news.
The NEACE Board of Directors has been working hard to implement some significant changes that we believe will benefit our members and the NEACE organization for years to come. Similar to our member newspapers, we are taking a hard look at cutting expenses wherever we can. We created grassroots initiatives to dramatically improve marketing; we look to other media associations for mutually beneficial synergies, and we have expanded our region to cover not only New England but other states in the Northeast.
After 106 years, we are now the NorthEast Association of Communication Executives. We retained the N.E.A.C.E acronym, but have dropped New England and Circulation from the name to be more inclusive of other departments including Marketing, Advertising, Operations, and Production.
Our association is committed to providing educational and networking opportunities to all neighboring publishing companies. Anyone who has attended past events has referred to fellow members, vendors, and attendees as the NEACE “family”. It makes sense, because we share the same goals and values, support each other, and have long-term commitments to the newspaper industry.
I hope you’ll consider signing up for our free newsletter, or support the organization by attending our webinars and conferences. A special thank you to NEACE board members and officers who graciously donate their time and effort to this important organization. We are actively planning the next conference, and look forward to seeing you soon.