HARRISBURG, Pa. (January 16, 2014) — The PNA is pleased to announce Johanna Schmidt Billings as this year's PNA News Media Directory cover shot winner. Of the entries submitted by numerous of photographers, her photograph received top accolades, making it this year's winning cover shot.
This year’s striking cover image depicts an abandoned barn at sunset. The photograph was taken in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area along Route 209, near Dingman’s Ferry.
Billings is editor of the Whitehall-Coplay Press, Northampton Press and Catasauqua Press, all of Allentown. She describes herself as a “serious photo hobbyist,” and has been shooting for six years. Her work has won national and international awards from the North American Butterfly Association, BetterPhoto.com and the National Federation of Press Women. To view her work, visit www.jsbillingsphoto.com
The PNA, founded in 1925, is the nonprofit trade association for print and online media in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Its mission is to advance the business interests of Pennsylvania news media companies and to promote a free and independent press. It has more than 300 newspaper and media members, including daily, weekly, and college newspapers and online publications.