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NAMers in the News

NAMers in Washington, DC, for the annual Legislative Conference

The Director Q&A: Steve Nixon
SNPA provides Relevance grant

The SNPA Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to help support The Relevance Project, an initiative of Newspaper Association Managers. The grant is renewable in 2022, subject to a performance review by the SNPA Foundation board.


The Foundation grant continues a long history of collaboration by SNPA with state newspaper trade associations and community newspapers. In making the grant, the Foundation board expressed hope that this venture will seed further cooperation and coordination among newspaper industry associations.


NAM's Relevance Project is honored to spotlight executive directors leading newspaper trade associations throughout the United States and Canada.

The Q&A series starts with Steve Nixon, the executive director of the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association as well as the president of Newspaper Association Managers since 2020. Normally, the NAM term for its top officer is one year, but Steve agreed to stay on for 2021 because of the pandemic.

We caught up with President Nixon from his home office in Saskatoon, where he answered our questions with his customary precision and welcomed splashes of humor.



Squires named new executive director of North Dakota association

Sarah Elmquist Squires, editor of a twice-weekly newspaper in Winona, Minn, took the helm of the North Dakota Newspaper Association Dec. 1.


She succeeded Steve Andrist, becoming the ninth executive director of the 134-year-old newspaper association.


“We look forward to seeing what Sarah can accomplish with her collaborative ideas and enthusiasm for journalism,” said NDNA President Matt Von Pinnon, editor of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. “She has great ideas for how the state's newspapers can build on their strong connections within their communities."


Squires is editor of the Winona Post, a 24,000-circulation biweekly newspaper. She has 16 years of experience working for Minnesota newspapers, the last 14 at the Post. Previous to that, she worked at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood, and the Granite Falls Advocate-Tribune in Granite Falls.




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