Save the Date for the 2012 PNA Annual Convention
Mark your calendars now! Join us November 7 - 9 at the Hilton Scranton Hotel & Conference Center. Planning for this year's program is currently underway. Registration and hotel details are listed below.
To make hotel reservations:
Deadline for hotel reservations is October 16, 2012. After this date, rooms are subject to availability.
Please phone the Hilton Scranton at (570) 343-3000 and request the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association special rate or mention group code PNW1. You can also make online reservations using our group web page.
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Keynote Speaker Announced
We are pleased to announce that Alex Jones will be joining us as this year's Keynote Speaker on Thursday, Nov. 8. Alex will speak on "The Role and Future of Professional Journalists in Serving Democracy."
Alex S. Jones is Director of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy and Laurence M. Lombard Lecturer in the Press and Public Policy. He covered the press for The New York Times from 1983 to 1992 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1987. His most recent book, Losing the News: The Future of the News that Feeds Democracy was published in August 2009. The New York Times Sunday Book Review called Jones “a bringer of light in the encircling doom.” In 1991, he coauthored (with Susan E. Tifft) The Patriarch: The Rise and Fall of the Bingham Dynasty, which Business Week magazine selected as one of the best business books of the year. In 1992, he left the Times to work on The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind the New York Times (also coauthored with Tifft), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award in biography. He has been a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, a host of National Public Radio's “On the Media,” and host and Executive Editor of PBS's “Media Matters.” In 2011, he was awarded the DeWitt Carter Reddick Award by the University of Texas for career achievement and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.