PNA Calendar of Events

  • HIPAA and the Newsroom: Get the Facts

    Location: Teleconference
    Date: Mar 23, 2017 - Mar 23, 2017
    The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) includes privacy regulations that govern what patient information may, or may not, be released to individuals outside a hospital. Often, HIPAA is misunderstood. As a reporter and an editor, do you know what information can legally be withheld about patients? What are the privacy and confidentiality rules?
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  • Everyday watchdog reporting

    Location: Webinar
    Date: Mar 30, 2017 - Mar 30, 2017
    Watchdog reporting doesn’t have to mean months’-long investigations. Every reporter no matter how small the staff can practice it. Our panel of seasoned watchdog reporters will share their organizational methods that enable them to act quickly when news breaks and their go-to databases and sources that they use on deadline or when they are looking for a quick-turnaround watchdog story. Presented by the PNA Foundation and the Pennsylvania Society of News Editors (PSNE).
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  • 2017 Northrop Local Government Boot Camp

    Location: Harrisburg
    Date: Apr 27, 2017 - Apr 28, 2017
    20 expense-paid fellowships* are available to qualified journalists! Through the generous support of the Northrop family of the Observer Publishing Company, Washington, Pa., this intensive two-day workshop is for inexperienced reporters and editors who cover local government in Pennsylvania.
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  • 2017 Newspaper Carrier of the Year Contest

    Date: Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 28, 2017
    Do you know a newspaper carrier who goes above and beyond his or her responsibilities? Think he or she would appreciate up to $300 in prize money and two tickets to Hersheypark? (That's a rhetorical question.) We've got just the contest for you to thank them for their hard work! And, new this year, the District Manager of the first place winners will also receive two tickets to Hersheypark!
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  • 2017 Carrier Golf Outing

    Location: Fayetteville
    Date: May 11, 2017 - May 11, 2017
    Each year, the Carrier Golf Outing raises funds in support of the PNA Foundation's Newspaper Carrier of the Year contest through the generous participation of newspaper professionals, vendors and supporters. Plan to join your colleagues for a day on the links, while supporting this worthwhile program!
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  • Online Reporter Project Auction 2017

    Location: Lancaster
    Date: May 19, 2017 - May 20, 2017
    Each year, the Online Reporter Project Auction raises funds in support of the Online Reporter Project through the generous donations of news organizations throughout the state. Plan to come to the Pennsylvania Press Conference ready to bid on great items such as sporting event tickets, hotel packages, art work, signed books or posters, themed baskets and much more, all while supporting this worthwhile program!
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  • 2017 Pennsylvania Press Conference

    Location: Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
    Date: May 19, 2017 - May 20, 2017
    Join us in Harrisburg as hundreds of outstanding writers, editors, photographers and broadcasters are recognized through various awards presentations. The prestigious Keystone Press Awards are joined by the PAPME News Excellence and Newsphoto Contest Awards, PWPA Awards and the SPJ Awards. This annual two-day conference caters to issues of importance to editors, reporters and broadcasters. Whether it's building readership, writing a better story, redesigning pages or managing a newsroom, there is always something for every attendee throughout two days of intense learning sessions.
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  • Sales Leadership Training: Managing, Motivating, Coaching and More

    Location: Harrisburg
    Date: May 23, 2017 - May 23, 2017
    Managing a staff of ad sales reps can be a challenging job; it’s more than just meeting quotas and closing sales. Sales managers are leaders. Learn to be a successful manager and make a difference as a sales leader! The PNA Foundation’s leadership training is an interactive and information-packed three-hour training session that features tips on setting expectations, delegating, coaching and includes breakout sessions, case studies and roundtable discussions.
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  • 2017 Keystone Multimedia Workshop

    Location: State College
    Date: Jun 01, 2017 - Jun 03, 2017
    Learn while working in the field! This 3-day workshop will provide intensive, hands-on training in audio, video and photojournalism. For beginners-intermediate, it is not necessary to have experience with digital audio, still photography or video to successfully participate. Our goal is to give participants the basic skills needed to produce compelling narrative multimedia stories. Perfect for editors, reporters, photographers, freelancers, students and educators alike!
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  • 2017 Edith Hughes Workshop

    Location: Harrisburg
    Date: Jun 15, 2017 - Jun 15, 2017
    Formerly known as the "Weekly Renewal Workshop", this workshop has expanded to include community newspapers and is renamed in honor of Edith Hughes.
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  • 2017 PNA Advertising Conference

    Location: Hilton Harrisburg
    Date: Sep 27, 2017 - Sep 29, 2017
    The PNA Ad Conference focuses on the unique needs of both display and classified advertising directors, managers and sales reps. Participants attend information-packed sessions concerning new lead generation, native advertising, success in event planning and driving business. Programming also includes separate session tracks for managers and sales reps.
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  • 2017 Eliza Northrop Beale Workshop

    Location: Harrisburg
    Date: Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017
    Workshop created exclusively for weekly publishers and managers. Through the generous support of the Observer Publishing Co. and the Northrop family, this 1 1/2--day workshop offers presentations and roundtables to help today's weekly publisher find success.
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  • 2017 Sharon Johnson Memorial Workshop

    Location: Harrisburg
    Date: Nov 16, 2017 - Nov 16, 2017
    For 30 years, Sharon Johnson connected with the readers of The Patriot-News (Harrisburg) through her arts and entertainment writing. Her witty and informed style made her a must-read in central Pa. In honor of Sharon's memory, this workshop will focus on important issues or concerns on writing.
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