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Dear News Leaders Association members and friends,

The NLA is doing a pivot on our Murfreesboro-Nashville conference scheduled for May 18-20. We heard great feedback from journalists on the exceptional sessions, workshop and keynote speakers scheduled, but we also heard from too many that the timing wasn’t right due to the lingering pandemic, as well as having conflicting events to attend in May, such as graduations. We are postponing the conference and will announce our new plan for regional events soon.

For our Awards winners, we will have a virtual celebration soon to honor your outstanding work. Details to come.

If you have paid conference registration, your refund is being processed and you should receive it shortly.
Remember to cancel your own hotel reservation (also refundable within a certain time period at the three hotels that provided special NLA rates). If you were flying into Nashville, don’t forget to cancel that flight ticket. If you have any obstacles in getting a refund, please let us know at and we will do our best to help.

The NLA Board and staff want to thank all the speakers who committed to attending the conference to share their knowledge on important topics that the news industry is facing today. We appreciate your commitment to our mission of providing a network that empowers news leaders and emerging leaders to build diverse, sustainable newsrooms that use fact-based information to inform and engage the communities they reflect and serve. We will count on you for future NLA events and programs – whether in person or virtual.

Thank you for your support of NLA.