PNA Calendar of Events

  • 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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  • Reporters’ Series: Public School Funding

    Date: Apr 10, 2015 - Apr 10, 2015
    While Governor Wolf has proposed a budget that may help Pennsylvania’s public schools, some local school districts have concerns about the budget plan. Fiscal conditions are predicted to get worse before they get better. Education proponents say change is needed to fix the way our schools are funded.
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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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  • Reporters’ Series: Interest in Industrial Hemp Grows in PA

    Date: Apr 17, 2015 - Apr 17, 2015
    Senate Bill 50 was recently proposed for the purpose of establishing an industrial hemp industry in Pennsylvania. If passed, Individuals and entities would be allowed to grow, cultivate, process and market industrial hemp. While a member of the cannabis family, industrial hemp has a very low level of THC. From textiles to building materials to food to paper and energy products, industrial hemp can be used in more than 50,000 potential applications and, until the last century, was commonly grown in Pennsylvania. To decrease importing of hemp from China, France and Canada, the federal Farm Bill of 2014 authorized pilot programs across the county.
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  • 2015 Open Government Hackathon

    Location: Interstate General Media Headquarters, Philadelphia
    Date: Apr 21, 2015 - Apr 21, 2015
    Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association presents: “Open Government,” a hackathon designed to spark creative solutions for increasing or improving access to government.
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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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  • Advertising 201: Sales Strategy in a Multimedia World

    Location: 3899 North Front Street, Harrisburg
    Date: Apr 30, 2015 - Apr 30, 2015
    Learn how to better manage sales calls, handle objections and improve negotiation skills while also building multimedia proposals that give advertisers a reason to act. Generate more revenue through improved efforts. Enhance your multimedia sales strategies through this three-hour, interactive session. Ideal for sales reps looking to brush up on the basics while enhancing their successful sales skills as well as those just getting their feet wet!
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  • Noontime Update: The Latest Buzz on Drones

    Date: May 01, 2015 - May 01, 2015
    With the Federal Aviation Administration’s recent proposed regulations on drone use, the discussion continues on how media organizations can gather news with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Are we getting closer to the day when photos and videos can legally be captured through drones without a myriad of rules and roadblocks?
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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, so register today!
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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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  • Readership: A Closer Look at Your Audience

    Location: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
    Date: May 29, 2015 - May 29, 2015
    The Audience Is in Charge: What data are telling us about how audiences engage with news and why: A keynote presentation based on the latest research from API. Using Data and Making Changes: How you can begin to use data to inform your journalism, not replace it: An interactive conversation on how you make editorial decisions and some new ways to consider doing it.
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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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