PNA Calendar of Events

2014 Northrop Local Government Boot Camp

  • Date: Apr 24, 2014 - Apr 25, 2014
  • Location: Harrisburg
  • Address: PNA Headquarters 3899 North Front Street
  • Contact: Teresa Shaak
  • Email:
  • Phone: 717-703-3003
15 expense-paid fellowships* are available to qualified journalists.

For the past twelve years, we have been educating early-career journalists on covering local and state governments in Pennsylvania. The John L.S. and William B. Northrop Boot Camp is a two-day, intensive training program that brings together journalists from across the state to focus on important topics such as legal issues at the local, county and state level; open meetings; understanding township and borough funding; school board functions; and tips for investigative researching.  

Scheduled for Thursday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at PNA Headquarters, Harrisburg, Pa.

We are now accepting applications for the 2014 Northrop Boot Camp!  

To nominate yourself or someone from your staff, please complete the registration form and submit along with a letter of support from an editor or publisher, and mail to the PNA Foundation, 3899 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA  17110, or fax to 717-703-3008, or email the information to Teresa Shaak by 4 p.m., April 7. 

Accepted applicants will be notified via email by Friday, April 11, 2014.

Boot Camp Details  


*Thanks to the generosity of the Northop family of the Observer Publishing Company in Washington, Pa., the PNA Foundation is proud to offer 15 expense-paid fellowships to qualified journalists. Fellowships include overnight lodging and most meals over the two-day period.


Contact Us  |  3899 North Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17110  |  Phone: (717) 703-3000  |  Fax: (717) 703-3001