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America East — The largest newspaper show on the East Coast — set for March 31-April 2

The largest newspaper show on the East Coast set for March 31-April 2

Organizers are advising newspaper publishers to save the date for the new America East Media Business and Technology Conference, March 31 –April 2, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. With an anticipated 600+ attendees and 85 exhibitors, it will be the largest newspaper event on the East Coast in 2014

America East focuses on maximizing print profit and generating new digital revenue. This three-day show will provide practical, executable insights into vital media topics including strategic perspectives, revenue diversification, growing audience, and technology/operations. The show floor offers media business decision makers the opportunity to meet with the largest aggregation of industry supplies.  Affordable registration fees, great networking opportunities and a growing exhibitor floor make this event the go-to conference of 2014!
For more information, visit http://americaeast.panewsmedia.org/
Jan Schaffer speaking at America East — The largest newspaper show on the East Coast — set for March 31-April 2
Jan Schaffer speaking at America East — The largest newspaper show on the East Coast — set for March 31-April 2

Top 5 reasons to attend.

  1. Notable Speakers:

    “The speaker lineup at America East is always top-notch. This year we’re excited to have confirmed industry-leading innovators like Jan Schaffer, executive director at J-Lab, Matt Sanders of Deseret Digital Media, and Matt Lindsay of Mather Economics. These are people who know the news media industry and know how to share ideas that work.” – Tom Northrop, Publisher, Observer Publishing Company

  2. Networking Opportunities:

    “I think the valuable thing is just seeing all the technology [and] interacting with your peers because really we’re all in the same situation.” –James Grandy, Assistant General Manager, The Daily Gazette Co.

  3. Largest aggregation of industry vendors in one place:

    “It’s a good place to meet with our customers. America East gets the whole industry together. It’s really the only chance you get anymore.” –Brian Dempsy, Sales Specialist, Vision Data, Rensselaar, N.Y.

  4. Showcases leading technology:

    “The biggest part of my job is working with the latest technology available and America East is a place where I can learn about it.” –Bob Miller, Director of Prepress Operations, The Times News (Lehighton).

  5. Practical session topics:

    “When we go back to work, we feel invigorated by the ideas we’ve learned here at America East.” –Kathy Carpenter, Circulation Director, The Times News (Lehighton).

Confirmed industry-leading speakers include:
Jan Schaffer, Executive Director at J-Lab American University
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Hal Hinderliter, Principal, Hinderliter Consulting Services
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Matt Lindsay, President Mather Economics
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Andy Vogel, former SVP/Emerging Media, Los Angeles Times
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Monica Drake, Community Engagement Editor at The Oakland Press
Jim Hamilton, Group Director, InfoTrends

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