PNA Calendar of Events

  • Advertising 201: Sales Strategy Refresher

    Location: Shamokin Dam
    Date: Mar 10, 2015 - Mar 10, 2015
    Learn how to handle price objections, develop better negotiation skills and build multi-media proposals that give advertisers a reason to act. Refresh your sales strategies through this three-hour, interactive session. Generate more revenue through improved efforts. Developing long-term, profitable customers is more than just selling products and services – it is an exercise in relationship management and building solutions to overcome business problems.
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  • Writing Workshop: Write Like Your Hair Is on Fire

    Location: Washington
    Date: Mar 18, 2015 - Mar 18, 2015
    This is a workshop on brightening and tightening your writing. Topics will include: finding the appropriate level of detail; borrowing the devices of poetry -- rhythm and repetition, metaphor and simile -- to make your writing more musical and more vivid; and creating immediacy through descriptions of sources, settings and actions.
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  • Town Hall Meeting on Pension Reform

    Location: Widener Law School - Room A180
    Date: Mar 26, 2015 - Mar 26, 2015
    Pennsylvania’s two public pension systems, the State Employee Retirement System and the Public School Employees’ Retirement System are estimated to be more than $50 billion in debt. Lawmakers, school districts and business leaders are calling for comprehensive pension reform, saying that it’s the only way to protect our schools and communities from greater tax increases. Others say that we need to give a 2010 law on pensions more time to work.
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  • 2015 America East - March 30- April 1

    Location: Hershey
    Date: Mar 30, 2015 - Apr 01, 2015
    With inexpensive registration fees, reasonable lodging costs at The Hershey Lodge and an easy-to-reach location in Hershey, PA, both attendees and exhibitors find there is no other show that offers them so much for so little.
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  • Sales Leadership Training: Managing, Motivating, Coaching and More

    Date: Apr 15, 2015 - Apr 15, 2015
    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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  • Northrop Local Government Boot Camp

    Location: Harrisburg
    Date: Apr 23, 2015 - Apr 24, 2015
    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 2-day workshop is for reporters and editors who cover local government in Pennsylvania.
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  • 2015 Newspaper Carrier of the Year Contest

    Date: Apr 30, 2015 - Apr 30, 2015
    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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  • Edith Hughes Community Workshop

    Location: Harrisburg
    Date: May 07, 2015 - May 07, 2015
    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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  • Multimedia Workshop for Educators

    Location: University Park
    Date: May 11, 2015 - May 11, 2015
    This hands-on video and audio training is for high school educators -- beginners-intermediate, it is not necessary to have experience with digital audio, still photography or video to successfully participate. Class is limited to the first 20 registrants.
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  • 2015 Carrier Golf Outing

    Location: Fayetteville
    Date: May 14, 2015 - May 14, 2015
    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! Even if you don't golf, or if you are not able to attend, you can still show your support and promote your organization by becoming a sponsor!
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  • 2015 Pennsylvania Press Conference

    Location: Gettysburg
    Date: May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015
    Join us in Gettysburg 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, PAPBA 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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  • Keystone Multimedia Workshop

    Location: Somerset
    Date: Jun 04, 2015 - Jun 06, 2015
    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. Class is limited to the first 20 registrants.
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  • 2015 PNA Media Lawyers Conference

    Location: Hershey
    Date: Jul 14, 2015 - Jul 14, 2015
    For lawyers specializing with media law issues.
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  • 2015 PNA Foundation Golf Outing

    Location: Hershey
    Date: Jul 15, 2015 - Jul 15, 2015
    The 2015 Golf Outing benefiting the PNA Foundation will be held July 15, at the Hershey Country Club. A variety of sponsorship and participation opportunities are available.
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  • PNA Advertising Conference

    Location: King of Prussia
    Date: Sep 23, 2015 - Sep 25, 2015
    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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  • 2015 PNA Annual Convention - Save the Date

    Location: Hershey
    Date: Nov 11, 2015 - Nov 13, 2015
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