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Great Ideas

NNA’s best and brightest publishers have made the Great Idea Exchange session of the Annual Convention a huge hit for more than a decade. These terrific success stories, along with other great ideas we find throughout the year, are available to NNA members 24/7. And, members are encouraged to submit and share their great ideas at any time to grow this valuable resource.


NNA Director of Creative Resources Robert M. Williams Jr. is available for consultation on how to create more revenue, help you deal with inevitable newspaper issues or be a sympathetic ear for NNA members looking for an experienced publisher to listen. Email him at or call (912) 281-5438 from 10 a.m -3 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday. 

Tips on promoting one’s newspaper

Oct 17, 2014

I am a DNV—a Downsized Newspaper Veteran. I am addicted to newspapers. I can’t keep from picking up every one I see and asking myself—“Can this product be made better?”

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Attendees came prepared with great ideas ⁠— Great Idea Exchange 2013

Nov 4, 2013

If you were looking for ideas on how to promote your paper, generate more revenue and increase your circulation, then the Great Ideas Exchange at the 127th Annual National Newspaper Association Convention ...

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Great ideas that can help you build revenue 2012, part one

Jan 26, 2012

In order to get that revenue, newspapers must be thriving in their markets. And sometimes, that revenue can come from a great idea.  

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Great ideas that can help you build revenue 2012, part two

Jan 26, 2012

The directory produced about $120,000 in revenue for the paper and cost about $20,000 to produce.

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