PNA Calendar of Events

Sharon Johnson Memorial Workshop

  • Date: Nov 15, 2012 - Nov 15, 2012
  • Location: Harrisburg
  • Address: Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, 3899 N. Front St .
  • Contact: Kathleen Landis
  • Email:
  • Phone: (717) 703-3012

Watchdog Journalism on a Shoestring
Do you think you can't provide investigative stories because of limited staff, resources and budget? Think again.  You can offer your readers in-depth insight into local issues and hot topics on a limited budget.  During the annual Sharon Johnson Memorial Workshop, a variety of presenters will discuss how to use data and statistics, how to mine information from the Internet and social media and how to get a good interview.  Hear from your peers across Pennsylvania who are doing it, doing it well and making a difference in their communities.

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 Pennsylvania.  In honor of Sharon's memory, The Patriot-News sponsors this annual workshop through the PNA Foundation with a focus on writing and reporting skills.  Through their Pulitzer-Prize-winning efforts for local reporting, The Patriot-News is working with the PNA Foundation to coordinate this workshop,.  Together, we recognize that while the tools, resources, formats and products may have changed since Sharon Johnson was writing, a good story is still what readers want.

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When: Nov. 15, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $15 per person for PNA members; $25 for non-members.

To register: Contact Kathleen Landis at (717) 703-3012 or


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