PNA Calendar of Events

GOT ETHICS? Workshop

  • Date: May 19, 2017 - May 19, 2017
  • Location: Lancaster, PA
  • Address: Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
  • Contact: Meg Michaelian
  • Email:
  • Phone: 717-703-3012

Got ethics?  Good. Let’s Use Them to Help Reclaim Your Credibility

At a time when the President is leading the assault on the media’s credibility, news organizations need to reestablish the value of journalism to our democracy. The challenge, of course, is delivering journalism that truly serves the public good.  To do that, journalists need to make better decisions about the appropriate roles of speed and accuracy, click-bait and enterprise, business opportunities and independence. How do we make those better decisions? Join Butch Ward of the Poynter Institute in a search for some really good questions and answers.

Schedule: Workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.  Includes continental breakfast beginning at 9:00 a.m., morning workshop and lunch at 12:30 p.m.  Cost: $55, per person for PNA members.  $85 for non-members.

To register: Please pre-register by May 12, by completing and returning the registration form. Or, if attending the PA Press Conference, simply select this workshop as an additional option on your conference registration form.  It is also included in the fulltime registration package.  Visit the Press Conference page for more information.

Download the full workshop flyer and registration form here.

Featured Presenter:

BUTCH WARD is senior faculty and former managing director at The Poynter Institute, where he teaches leadership, editing, reporting and writing.  He worked for 27 years in newspapers, at The Philadelphia Inquirer and Baltimore News American, and was managing editor in both newsrooms. Before joining Poynter in 2005, he spent three years being covered by journalists as vice president for corporate and public affairs at Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia.  Ward has taught and facilitated programs for a variety of newsrooms and journalism associations, including the Committee of Concerned Journalists, American Society of News Editors and Associated Press Media Editors. He has taught leadership and narrative writing to journalists in South Africa and Australia, and has helped lead specialized Poynter conferences on subjects ranging from gun violence to America’s New Veterans to the impact of social media in election campaigns.

This special regional workshop is sponsored by the PNA Foundation Fellows Fund for the Future.



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