• Legal Hotline: Gift card promotion

      • Nov 19, 2015
    Q: We are considering implementing a promotion that would give new subscribers gift cards redeemable at businesses that advertise with us. Some advertisers want to make the gift cards expire after one year. Does the law prohibit expiration dates on gift cards? Are the rules the same for paper and electronic gift cards? A: Federal law prohibits gift cards from expiring for at least five years from the date the card was purchased, or from the last date any additional money was loaded onto the card.
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  • Christian Hendricks of McClatchy named America East keynote

      • Nov 19, 2015
    The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association (PNA) is pleased to announce the addition of McClatchy Vice President of Products, Marketing and Innovation Christian Hendricks as the 2016 America East keynote speaker on Monday, April 4 at the Hershey Lodge. Hendricks will share McClatchy's reinvention story as well as speak to the “untold" transformation of local media from an operator’s perspective.
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  • Ernie Schreiber editorial on House Bill 1538

      • Nov 06, 2015
    Next week, state lawmakers will consider passage of a bill that would conceal from the public the names of any police officers who shoot their guns in the course of their law enforcement duties.
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  • Openness the right call for Kane committee proceedings in Senate

      • Nov 06, 2015
    The state Senate committee reviewing the functioning of the Attorney General's office after the emergency temporary suspension of Kathleen Kane's law license will hold its first public hearing on Monday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m., in Hearing Room 1 of the North Office Building
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  • Legal Hotline: Housing for older persons

      • Nov 05, 2015
    Q: What documentation is required in order for newspapers to allow “adult 55+,” “retirement community,” or “senior housing” in a housing ad? A: Newspaper publishers are generally not liable for this type of wording in housing ads if they rely in good faith on the advertiser’s formal, written statement regarding its ability to provide housing for older persons as defined by law. Advertisers must also address federal anti-discrimination laws in their written statement.
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