PNA & PNA Foundation Events

Each year, the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association and the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation provide conferences throughout the state for the various departments of our member news media companies. These conferences and events allow our members to gather for one to three days to expand their revenue-generating opportunities, management skills and industry knowledge through educational sessions, outstanding speakers and facilitators, networking and social events.

America East

The America East Media Business and Technology Conference is held each spring in Hershey, Pennsylvania. With an anticipated 600+ attendees and close to 100 exhibiting companies, it is the premiere trade show for the news media industry and its suppliers. This three-day show will provide practical, executable insights into vital media topics including, strategic perspectives, revenue diversification, growing audience and technology/operations. The 2016 event includes a collaboration with 360 Media Alliance, offering a circulation registration option for attendees.

April 10 - 12, 2017 - Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pa.

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PNA Annual Convention

Publishers, general managers and key staffers attend for two and a half days of educational opportunities, serious discussions and social gatherings. Industry leaders and expert speakers share valuable knowledge on the latest issues affecting revenue, staffing, management, growth and change.

November 2 - 4, 2016 - Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Bedford, Pa.
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PNA Advertising Conference

Classified and retail advertising directors, managers and sales reps are encouraged to attend this annual conference. Revenue-generating ideas top the list of valuable topics addressed over two days, as well as managers' roundtables, sales training and multi-media sales opportunities.

September 21 - 23, 2016 - Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Pocono Manor, Pa.

More information about the PNA Advertising Conference.

PNA Foundation Auction

The PNA Foundation Auction is held in conjunction with the annual publishers' convention, the Auction raises funds to assist the Foundation with its many services. Members bid on donated items during a fun and festive evening.

November 2, 2016 - Bedford, Pa.

PNA Foundation Carrier Golf Outing

The PNA Foundation Carrier Golf Outing is a unique and fun opportunity for you to help benefit the annual Newspaper Carrier of the Year contest. Each year, the proceeds from this golf outing help support the contest, the awards luncheon and a special activity for winners in conjunction with the awards luncheon.

May 11, 2017 - Penn National Golf Course, Fayetteville, Pa.

PNA Foundation Golf Outing

Each summer members tee off in Hershey to raise money for the PNA Foundation and its resources and training at the annual PNA Foundation Golf Outing.

July 12, 2017 - Hershey Country Club, Hershey, Pa.

Media Lawyers Conference

Each year, attorneys representing media companies gather to discuss the latest issues and cases involving media law, defamation, privacy, open records and the like. Continuing legal education credits are awarded in conjunction with the PA Bar Institute.

July 11, 2017 - Hershey Country Club, Hershey, Pa.

PA Press Conference

This conference focuses on issues of importance to editors and reporters. Whether it's staying relevant in a changing media world, building readership, crafting stories, managing multi-media newsrooms, etc., there is something for everyone throughout two days. PSNE and PAPME co-sponsor this conference in conjunction with PAPBA, PWPA and SPJ.

May 20 & 21, 2016 - The Hilton Harrisburg, Harrisburg, Pa.

PNA Winter Management Seminar

Each winter a group of publishers, general managers and owners gather in a tropical location to address their most pressing industry issues. Ideas are generated and solutions are found through facilitated sessions and activities.

January 23 - 30, 2016 - St. Martin

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