PNA Calendar of Events

2018 Northrop Local Government Boot Camp

  • Date: Apr 19, 2018 - Apr 20, 2018
  • Location: Harrisburg
  • Address: PNA Headquarters 3899 North Front Street
  • Contact: Teresa Shaak
  • Email:
  • Phone: (717) 703-3003

20 expense-paid fellowships* are available to qualified journalists!

Through the generous support of the Northrop family of the Observer Publishing Company, Washington, Pa., this intensive two-day workshop is for inexperienced reporters and editors who cover local government in Pennsylvania. 

Sessions will focus on how to effectively report on township, borough, county and state governments as well as school boards. We'll discuss structure, operations, budgets, meetings, legal issues and how to best work with these entities. There will also be a review of good writing skills and advice from experienced reporters.

When: Thursday, April 19, 2018, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, April 20, 2018, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunches included; breakfast provided Friday morning.  Participants are responsible for Thursday evening’s dinner. 

Registration: To nominate yourself or someone from your staff for Northrop Boot Camp, please complete the 2018 Registration Form and submit along with a letter of support from an editor or publisher.   You can also download the complete program brochure.

Completed registration materials must be received at the PNA Foundation by 4 p.m., Monday, April 2, 2018.  Applications may be mailed to the PNA Foundation, c/o Northrop Boot Camp, 3899 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110, faxed to 717-703-3008, or emailed to Teresa Shaak.  Accepted applicants will be notified via email no later than Tuesday, April 10, with confirmation details and requirements provided then.

*Fellowships include overnight lodging and most meals over the two-day period.


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