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What is NAM?

Newspaper Association Managers, Inc., is a professional organization comprised of the executives of state, regional, national and international newspaper associations headquartered in the United States and Canada.


NAM began in 1923 when Edwin A. Bemis, then manager of the Colorado Press Association, asked full-time state press association managers to meet in Denver to form a national organization through which managers could work toward solving mutual problems. Seven managers participated in that first meeting. Originally, the organization was called the National Association of State Press Field Managers.

Through the years NAM has grown in both membership and leadership for addressing challenges and opportunities in the newspaper industry. The organization hosts various meetings throughout the year for its members. NAM is also responsible for the coordination and promotion of National Newspaper Week each October.

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