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Category: Association News

Thank you to our 2022 FMC Sponsors and Exhibitors!

The Florida Press Association and Foundation would like to thank our sponsors and exhibitors for participating in this year’s conference. Take a moment and check out the companies that made this year’s conference possible. Column Diamond Elite Sponsor Column is a public benefit company building technology to help news media businesses and their customers manage…
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J. Pason Gaddis joins the FPA Board of Directors

J. Pason Gaddis is CEO of Hoffmann Media Group a multi-media company with publishing, direct mail and digital applications. Their main holding, Florida Weekly has grown from one to nine markets throughout Florida and was co-founded by Gaddis in 2007. Gaddis has been named in Gulfshore Life magazine’s top 40 influential leaders from the past…
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Paul Tash inducted into the Florida Newspaper Hall of Fame

Paul Tash started with the then-St. Petersburg Times as a local news reporter in 1978 and worked his way through various jobs to become chairman of the company before retiring this year (2022). The Tampa Bay Times is the largest news organization in Florida, and while Tash was chairman, its journalists won eight Pulitzer Prizes.…
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2022 FPES Friend of Newspaper in Education

Florida Press Educational Services presented the 2022 Friend of NIE award to Pasco County Recycling Division at the Florida Media Conference in Ponte Vedra. Pasco County Solid Waste Director Dr. Justin Roessler accepted the award. Pasco County Recycling is committed to reducing the waste stream through recycling and reuse, encouraging environmental stewardship, and providing information…
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Mainstreet launches print edition

Mainstreet Daily News is expanding on Wednesday, adding a weekly print newspaper to its stable of news delivery options. Established in 2020, the news organization has been publishing exclusively online at its website and through two email-based newsletters. Mainstreet still considers itself a digital-first publication and will continue to publish and break news on the website, J.C.…
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Florida Media Conference Weekly Ideation Workshop, Exchange and Contest!

We Want Your Entry… let’s share our best advertising ideas with each other and we all win together! This ideation workshop is a safe space that allows for sharing and the generation of ideas. The main goal of this ideation session is to spark innovation and draw out a sense of creativity regarding local advertising…
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It’s here: NewsMakers

Brought to you by Sachs Media and your Florida Press Association The Florida Press Association is entering into a strategic alliance with the integrated marketing and communications guru, Ron Sachs, and Sachs Media, to produce a timely, topical, and trendy statewide relevant video interview feature series called “NewsMakers.” Every month we will share 2-4 high definition and succinct video…
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Who would like an Advertising Sales Intern?

In addition, to the current FPF internship program we have an exciting new “Sales Internship Program” partly funded by SNPA.  Sales Internships will be for 8-weeks.  Applications are now being accepted for host newspapers to participate in the 2022 Florida Press Foundation “Sales Internship Program” program. We have funding for only five of them and…
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Apply now for the 2022 Derek Dunn-Rankin Leadership Institute!

Applications for the 2022 Derek Dunn-Rankin Leadership Institute are now being accepted! Presented by the Florida Press Foundation, the Leadership Institute program will take place over four 1-day sessions around the state and is intended for new-to-mid level newspaper professionals. The 2022 Program will kick-off on August 3 at the Florida Media Conference in Ponte…
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Florida Press Association welcomes Bob McFarlin 

Bob McFarlin is the new General Manager of the Miami Herald, el Nuevo Herald and the Bradenton Herald. He too has a long history in our newspaper business and has ink in his blood.  Additionally, he also runs (since 2017) the technology division as the Senior Director of Infrastructure and Security – in both capacities and…
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