How can newsroom leaders lead in times of urgency, while at the same time training the next generation and growing readers' trust? We'll focus on those questions and many more during the inaugural News Leaders Association Conference, Sept. 9-10 in New Orleans.

At the heart of the conference: leadership and audience engagement/growing digital revenue. You'll go home with takeaways that can be incorporated into your work immediately, as well as new connections and tools to help your newsroom grow.

Our jam-packed programming includes sessions on:

  • The Evolution of the Modern Editor

  • Leading in Times of Urgency

  • Managing the Next Generation

  • Being a Strategic Partner with the Community

  • News That's Driving Paid Subscribers

  • Growing Readers' Trust

  • Executing the Big Project — On Time and on Budget

  • Preparing Your Audience for the 2020 Election and Census

  • The Future of the Opinion Page

  • And more!

In addition to our fantastic program, Joy Mayer and Lynn Walsh from Trusting News and the Poynter Institute will be offering a workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8, before the NLA conference. The workshop, "How Any Journalist Can Earn Trust," will center on how to stop thinking of distrust in journalism as an unsolvable big-picture problem. This is a great opportunity to learn how to address a very serious concern faced in our industry.

To register for this additional workshop, select it as an option in our conference registration portal or visit ASNE's online store to register for it separately.

Students from Ball State University will be covering our conference! Check out their work here: https://newsleadersnola2019.wordpress.com/

Click here for the schedule: https://2019newsleadersassociation.sched.com/


The registration fee is $275 for members of ASNE and APME and $375 for nonmembers.

Special rates are also available for retired members, spouses, students and APME's Regents.

Lunch tickets are not included in the price of registration. Don't forget to purchase Monday and Tuesday lunch tickets during registration. If you did not purchase lunch tickets at the time of registration, you can do so through the online store.

If you can't attend the entire convention, then register for individual days for $150 (members) or $200 (nonmembers) per day on Monday and Tuesday.

If you are a student, you can register for only $50 and also purchase lunch tickets for only $10.


  • To book a room at the New Orleans Marriott, call 504-581-1000.


  • The New York Times

  • USA TODAY Network

  • Philip Merrill College of Journalism - University of Maryland

  • Medill - Northwestern University

  • Pepper Hamilton LLP

  • Google News Lab

  • John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford

  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

  • The Lenfest Institute for Journalism

  • O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism - Marquette University

  • Poynter-Koch Media & Journalism Fellowship

  • Gannett Foundation


Stay tuned for more details at asne.org and apme.com. Contact Teri Hayt at thayt@asne.org or 573-882-9854 or APME at apmeconference@ap.org.