Formerly known as the "Weekly Renewal Workshop", this workshop has been renamed in honor of Edith Hughes and expanded and enhanced to include community newspapers!
This year's topic "Unleashing the Creativity, Organizing the Chaos" includes a variety of topics, and the afternoon focus sessions allow you to select which topics best fit your needs! Have a discussion of what constitutes the ideal community newspaper with veteran journalists with experience at the Washington Post, Associated Press, Cleveland Plain-Dealer and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Explore the nuts and bolts of social media with the social media editor of ProPublica. Gain strategies for cultivating sources from the Polk Award winning journalist who's led the pack covering the Penn State sex abuse scandal. Learn time management techniques, tips on editing on deadline and insight into recruiting and managing stringers from veteran editors who've done it for years. See the registration brochure below for complete details.
About the program: When Edith Hughes died at age 79, in Sept. 2011, she was serving as director of community relations for Trib Total Media as well as editor of two magazines. She spent 65 years as a reporter, proofreader and executive editor. A skilled writer and tough editor, Hughes trained several generations of young reporters working at Gateway community newspapers in Monroeville, mentoring, teaching and influencing their fledgling careers. Hughes was a very active and committed member of PSNE coordinating the Weekly Renewal Workshop for many years. She was also instrumental in updating and enhancing the Keystone Press Awards, always with a keen eye for recognizing community and weekly papers. In honor of Edith's memory, Trib Total Media co-sponsors this annual workshop with the PSNE and the PNA Foundation.
The cost for this can't miss full-day workshop is only $15 per person (includes lunch)! Register today by completing the registration form above and returning to the PNA Foundation via mail or fax, or contact Hannah Wetzel at firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 703-3012.