2022 Annual Convention
The Georgia Press Association Annual Convention is set for June 2-4, 2022 at the Jekyll Island Club Resort.
REGISTER TODAY by downloading the form at the link below or by registering online here:
Blocks of rooms have been reserved for GPA members at the following hotels:
Jekyll Island Club Resort (800-535-9547)
Club Queen – $219, Traditional King – $239, Deluxe King – $269, King Parlor – $299,
Double Queen Suite – $329, Double King Suite – $359, Ocean Suite King/Queen, $459
Hampton Inn (912-635-3733)
Club Queen – $229, Traditional King – $219, Standard Double Queen – $209, Standard King – $209
Ask for the GPA Convention rate and reserve your room by the deadline, May 1.
Convention registration information will be shared soon.
If you have any questions, please call Jennifer Labon in the GPA Office at 770-454-6776.
GPA members convene at 134th Annual Convention
Dink NeSmith was named to the Georgia Press Association Golden Club at the 2021 convention. The Club honors those individuals who have worked in the newspaper industry for 50 years or more. A minimum of 40 years of service must have been in the state of Georgia and the applicant must have shown a continuous commitment to the industry. NeSmith is shown (center) with his wife Pam and Tom Wood who co-owns Community Newspapers, Inc. with NeSmith.
Eric Denty, publisher of The Press-Sentinel in Jesup, was among the print newspaper professionals who shared their expertise during the convention’s educational sessions. Denty shared tips on how to localize national and international stories.
The staff of The Brunswick News received numerous awards during the GPA Advertising Contest awards luncheon on Friday, July 30.
2022 GOLDEN CLUB
The Georgia Press Association Golden Club honors individuals who have worked in the newspaper industry for 50 years or more. A minimum of 40 years of service must have been in the state of Georgia and the applicant must have shown a continuous commitment to the industry.
The individual may have been employed in any facet of the industry, including production, editorial, circula- tion and advertising. The recipients will be honored during the Opening Luncheon at the GPA Annual Convention at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel on June 2, 2022.
If there is a member of your staff or any colleague in Georgia who qualifies for this honor, please complete the nomination form below and return it to GPA no later than Friday, Monday May 2, 2022. The nomination should be made regardless of whether the individual(s) will be able to attend the ceremony in Jekyll Island.
2022 Annual Convention
The 2022 GPA Annual Convention, our organization’s 135th, will be held June 1st – 5th, 2022, at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel.
2021 Annual Convention
The 2021 GPA Annual Convention, our organization’s 134th, was held July 29-31, 2021, at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel.