Join us in celebrating NPA’s 150th anniversary!

Friday & Saturday, April 14 & 15, 2023
Cornhusker Marriott Hotel – Lincoln
333 So. 13th St., Lincoln, NE 68508

Book Your Hotel Room Reservation

Reserve your room:

NPA Block Room Rate: $116.00 per night
(1 complimentary parking pass per hotel room for duration of your stay)
Hotel room reservation deadline: MARCH 30

Register for Convention

Register for convention & meals:
Pay online with a credit card OR by check
(select payment option on the registration form)
Convention registration deadline: APRIL 5



NPA Foundation Fundraiser – Music Bingo

7-9 p.m.

$40 per person

A fun variation on Bingo, using popular hit songs & tv/movie theme songs.
Song titles replace #s on the bingo card. Music & prizes!


OPENING KEYNOTE: CLINT! RUNGE, ARCHRIVAL — Reaching New Generations & New Readers…. Generations change; do you? With a fresh and relatable approach to understanding young adults, Clint! outlines young adult DNA and their value systems, preferences and opinions. Newspapers can rely on these insights to build stronger positioning, create more on-message marketing, evolve their products & grow audiences.

RYAN DOHRN, Brain Swell Media – Sales & Marketing
— 6 Ways to Sell Web & Digital Along With Your Print Product
— How to Sell Paid & Sponsored Content

RUSSELL VIERS – Adobe Training
— InDesign’s Toolbar
— Editing & Altering PDFs

FRIDAY FUN LUNCH – Networking & Meet the Vendors/Sponsors.
Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird scheduled to attend & welcome NPA members to Lincoln!

Creatively Covering Your Community
“Earn Your Press Pass” – a new training program available for new journalists or those wanting a refresher.
This year-long program is a free benefit to all NPA members.

BRAD HILL / Interlink – Postal questions? Brad is the expert!
JULIE BERGMAN – Determining the value of your newspaper. Whether you’re thinking of
buying, selling, merging…or succession planning, this information will be helpful to you.
MAX KAUTSCH – Q&A from our Hotline Attorney & updates on transparency issues
JOHN GALER & LYNNE LANCE – All about National Newspaper Association & how it can benefit you
ROBERT WILLIAMS – Newspapers are still the tie that binds the community!

NPA at 4:00 PM and NPAS to immediately follow

GALA RECEPTION 5:30p – 6:30p

GALA DINNER 6:30p to 9:30pm – Special recognitions, awards & presentations
Scheduled to attend are Governor Jim Pillen, Lt. Governor Joe Kelly and
NE Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Heavican

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: KEN PAULSON, director of Free Speech Center, Middle TN State Univ., former editor of USA Today

HOSPITALITY HOUR will follow Gala Dinner


GREAT IDEA EXCHANGE! – One of the most popular & beneficial sessions at each year’s convention! Robert Williams, director of creative resources for NNA, will lead this session…..he has many ideas to share but, very importantly, each member is asked to bring a few great ideas & examples to share with other NPA members. You’ll go away from this session with ideas & opportunities to pay for the cost of attending convention many times over. And, the idea voted “the best” of this session will win a nice prize!

(Saturday AM panel session just added: UNL College of Journalism & Mass Communications – future technology impacting journalism – details to come)

RYAN DOHRN – Flipping Objections On The Spot; — Negotiation Skills/Writing Amazing Sales Emails

RUSSELL VIERS – Increase Your Bottom Line w/Better Production Tips & Tricks; — Advanced InDesign Tricks


NEBRASKA BAR ASSOCIATION – Covering the Court in Nebraska

ROBERT WILLIAMS – Wow – Why Didn’t I Already Know That!

JULIE BERGMAN – Determining the value of your newspaper. Whether you’re thinking of buying, selling, merging….or succession planning, this information will help guide you.

BRAD HILL – All things Postal / plus Q&A

JOEY & LINDSEY YOUNG – Earn Your Press Pass

MAX KAUTSCH – Public Notice Issues / NPA Hotline topics

5:30-6:30p BNC RECEPTION


Convention Questions? Contact:

Susan Watson, Member Services,

Nebraska Press Association/OnePress
845 “S” Street, Lincoln NE 68508-1226
(402) 476-2851  | NE (800) 369-2850 | C: (402) 416-3319