At next month's #NewsMedia Business Summit, learn the 'Power of Newsletters' and how The Boston Globe is growing audience and revenue

Rhode Map: A weekday briefing from veteran Rhode Island reporters


Newsletters aren’t only a viable news and information tool; they can play a huge role in the future of the industry's bottom line. Email newsletters reach our consumers in ways they embrace and are a rapidly growing method of getting to what might be otherwise difficult demographics.

LaDonna LaGuerre, associate director of content and email strategy, The Boston Globe
Dan McGowan, columnist and author of Rhode Map, RI

The Boston Globe's LaDonna LaGuerre, associate director of content and email strategy, and Dan McGowan, a columnist and author of “Rhode Map," the Globe's daily newsletter targeting the Providence market, will be presenting a panel discussion on how crafting content for email has become one of the most effective ways they have found to build audience (and revenue) with their new expansion into the ocean state.

The registration fee for the Oct. 12-14 #News-Media Business Summit, hosted by the 360 Media Alliance, E&P Magazine (Editor & Publisher), the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association and I-SCMA, is only $299. In addition, the Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) Sheraton has a negotiated rate of only $129 a night, offering great value. “PNA had a long and proud history with our America East trade show, and we wanted to build upon that with this joint collaboration of the News-Media Business Summit,” stated Brad Simpson, president of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association. “Many attendees over the years loved the central location of America East since Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is no more than a six-hour drive from over 1,000 daily and weekly newspapers. Hosting the Summit here locally will allow attendees to benefit from the sessions and networking without the costs and hassles of air travel.”

Other planned programming includes:

  • keynote presentation on transformation will come from former GateHouse executive and now CEO of the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame, Jim Porter.

  • Having Success with Email Newsletters" will be presented by The Boston Globe's, "Rhode Map, RI's" LaDonna LaGuerre and Dan McGowan.

  • Getting “Fair Compensation from Big Tech” will provide the latest updates on the JCPA and the antitrust lawsuits now filed against Facebook/Meta and Google with Danielle Coffey, EVP and general counsel for the News/Media Alliance, Jennifer Bertetto, CEO at Trib Total Media, and Lee Wolverton, VP of News, and executive editor at HD Media.

  •  An overview of “Emerging New Revenue Verticals” will be presented by Guy Tasaka, managing director of the Local Media Association Technology Resource Center.

  • An in-depth look at “Local Advertiser Sentiment” will be presented by Corey Elliott of Borrell Associates.’

  • "How to Become a Non-Traditional Media Company from an Audience Perspective" will be presented by Aaron Kotarek, Sr. VP Audience & Operations – Oahu Publications, Inc.

  • "Ways to Find and Maintain a Digital Audience" will be outlined by Mark Tibbetts, Sr. Customer Service Manager, Boston Globe Media.

  • "How to Capture Reader Feedback to Drive Consumer Revenue" will be presented by Dan Christ, Director of Consumer Research at Advance Local.

  • The Pros and Cons of Diminishing Print Frequency” will be debated by Bill Ostendorf of Creative Circle Media and Al Getler of Coda Ventures.

  • A deep dive into “Boosting Your Brand’s Value to Reconnect with the Coming Generation” will be presented by Richard E. Brown, a News/Media Alliance Rising Star recipient, former head of digital subscriber churn for Gannett | USA TODAY NETWORK and now the senior director of retention for The Daily Beast.

  • "How Younger Readers will Define our Future" will be revealed by Rebecca Frank, the VP of research and insights at the News/ Media Alliance.

For more information on the #NewsMedia Business Summit, head to the official Summit site at


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