From April 17th through the 20th, 2016, the Newspaper Association of American (NAA) mediaXchange is taking place at the Marriott Marquis, only a short distance from our Dupont Circle Bed and Breakfast. This event is the largest annual gathering of newspaper and news media industry executives in North America, offering an exchange of information and ideas with programming and unprecedented networking opportunities that generate results. The main mission of this conference is to inspire and to provide valuable ideas and insights to help newspaper professionals grow audience and revenue for their print and digital products.
The theme of the 2016 conference is local — the importance of newspapers in providing localized knowledge and information, engaging and improving the lives of their local communities. The Washington, DC conferences feature speeches from the top presidential candidates. In 2012, featured speakers included President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. Remember, only NAA members are eligible to attend mediaXchange. If you are not a member of NAA and are interested in membership, you can contact NAA Member Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in seeing a sneak peak of the NAA mediaXchange 2016? This video pulls highlights from previous years to give more insight as to what to expect from the conference. Take a look!
–Meg Durcan, Resident Innkeeper at American Guest House, as Washington, D.C. Bed and Breakfast