PNA Calendar of Events

  • Noontime Update - Libel

    Location: Webinar
    Date: Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017
    Melissa Melewsky, PNA's Media Law Counsel, offers advice on protecting you and your news organization from libel and defamation suits. If you're gathering news in Pennsylvania, you need to know about defamation, invasion of privacy and other causes of action. Online issues can be especially daunting. Most appropriate for editorial staffs, especially newcomers and those desiring a refresher course.
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  • 2017 Student Keystone Contest

    Date: Jan 23, 2017 - Jan 23, 2017
    The Student Keystone Press Awards contest recognizes high school and college journalism that provides relevance, integrity and initiative in serving readers. Any student at any public, private or parochial Pennsylvania high school, college or university who has had his or her material published in the school newspaper may enter the contest.
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  • 2017 Professional Keystone Press Awards Contest

    Date: Jan 30, 2017 - Jan 30, 2017
    The Keystone Press Awards reinforce excellence by individuals in the newspaper profession, by recognizing journalism that consistently provides relevance, integrity and initiative in serving readers, and faithfully fulfills its First Amendment rights/responsibilities. Further, the Keystone Press Awards stimulate journalists to improve their craft and ultimately improve their community.
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  • Video Certification Training - Intermediate Level

    Location: Harrisburg
    Date: Feb 15, 2017 - Feb 15, 2017
    Intermediate video users, enhance your skills. This is part of a series of video training modules to be offered through the PNA Foundation’s Calkins Media Video Certification Program, featuring award-winning presenter Drew Berry.
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  • Noontime Update - Open Meetings

    Location: Webinar
    Date: Feb 17, 2017 - Feb 17, 2017
    The Sunshine Act might not have changed, but it's always valuable for reporters and editors to revisit the law. We'll touch on public comment, executive sessions and other topics that frequently challenge your coverage. Melissa Melewsky, PNA's Media Law Counsel, offers invaluable advice and examples. Most appropriate for editorial staffs, especially newcomers and those desiring a refresher course.
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  • Noontime Update - Open Records

    Location: Webinar
    Date: Feb 24, 2017 - Feb 24, 2017
    Melissa Melewsky, PNA's Media Law Counsel, reviews Pennsylvania's Right to Know Law while defining aspects of the law and citing specific cases and examples. She’ll simplify an often complex discussion of your access rights. Most appropriate for editorial staffs, especially newcomers and those desiring a refresher course.
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  • Noontime Update - Advertising Legal Issues

    Location: Webinar
    Date: Mar 10, 2017 - Mar 10, 2017
    Melissa Melewsky, PNA's Media Law Counsel, offers information on legal issues concerning advertising. She’ll look at laws and regulations for housing, employment, automotive, tobacco, beer and liquor advertising as well as answer questions you may have about specific ad content. While maintaining ad revenue, be sure that you’re compliant with fair housing and federal employment laws as well as acts through the PA Human Relations Commission, Federal Trade Commission and PA’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law. Most appropriate for advertising directors, managers and sales reps.
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  • 2017 Northrop Local Government Boot Camp

    Location: Harrisburg
    Date: Apr 27, 2017 - Apr 28, 2017
    15 expense-paid fellowships* are available to qualified journalists! Through the generous support of the Observer Publishing Company, this intensive 2-day workshop is for reporters and editors who cover local government in Pennsylvania. Sessions will focus on how to effectively report on township, borough, county and state governments, with a look at investigative reporting and open records and meetings issues.
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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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  • 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, 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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  • 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. Class is limited to the first 20 registrants.
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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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