PNA Calendar of Events

2019 Northrop Local Government Boot Camp

  • Date: May 02, 2019 - May 03, 2019
  • 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, former owners 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 topics that help them more effectively report on township, borough, county and state governments as well as courts and 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, May 2, 2019, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, May 3, 2019, 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 Boot Camp Registration Form and submit along with a letter of support from an editor or publisher.   You can also download the program brochure.

Completed registration materials must be received at the PNA Foundation by 4 p.m., Friday, April 12, 2019.  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 Monday, April 22, with confirmation details and requirements provided then.

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


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