• Legal Hotline: Sunshine recording limit

      • Mar 24, 2016
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  • Legal Hotline: NCAA terms

      • Mar 17, 2016
    Q: What are the rules when using the terms “March Madness,” “Sweet Sixteen,” “Final Four,” and other NCAA trademarks in advertising? A: Advertisers cannot use any National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) trademarked terms, phrases or logos without permission from the NCAA.
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  • Times-Shamrock names new circulations department heads

      • Mar 16, 2016
    Times-Shamrock Communications promoted two of its circulation department heads.
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  • PNA members recognized in LMA's Excellence in Local News Coverage Contest

      • Mar 15, 2016
    Four PNA Members were recognized for excellence in local news coverage in the annual LMA contest.
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  • LaunchPad participant FEM, Inc. changes name, introduces syndication network

      • Mar 14, 2016
    FEM, Inc., a 2015 LaunchPad participant, has changed its name to Prizma.
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  • Legal Hotline: Unsolicited faxes

      • Mar 10, 2016
    Q: We are considering a blast fax to local businesses highlighting our reach in the community and advertising strength. Are there any laws that apply to this kind of practice? A: Yes. Federal law and FCC rules prohibit unsolicited advertising fax messages unless certain conditions are met.
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  • Kyleigh Balint of Sullivan County High School Wins PNA, AT&T It Can Wait Editorial Contest

      • Mar 08, 2016
    Kyleigh Balint, a sophomore at Sullivan County High School, Laporte, is the 2016 winner of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation’s It Can Wait editorial contest.
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  • Legal Hotline: 911 audio

      • Mar 03, 2016
    Q: Are 911 call recordings and transcripts public records under the Right to Know Law? A: The Right to Know Law makes 911 audio recordings and transcripts non-public, but the law allows the records to be released when it serves the public interest. 911 time response logs are public records under the law.
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  • Register for America East today!

      • Mar 02, 2016
    The 2016 America East Media Business and Technology Conference, administered by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association and scheduled April 4-6 at the Hershey Lodge, is poised to offer a powerful session lineup for anyone working in the news media industry. Featuring workshops, 20+ sessions, two awards presentations, various networking receptions and a robust trade show floor, America East offers affordable registrations ranging from exhibits only passes to single day badges and full time options.
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  • Standard-Journal receives 42 ‘It Can Wait’ editorial entries

      • Feb 25, 2016
    When the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association and Foundation teamed up with AT&T to host a statewide “It Can Wait” editorial contest, the goal was to encourage member newspapers to have local students explain why texts while driving can wait. While the response for this contest was impressive statewide, the Standard-Journal (Milton) engaged its student community more than any other member.
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  • Legal Hotline: Libel red flag words

      • Feb 25, 2016
    Q: Our editorial staff reviews letters to the editor for defamation prior to publication, and if we see any issues, we get an attorney involved. Do you have a list of red flag words to assist staff reviewing for defamation?
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  • PNA welcomes new LaunchPad member, HubCiti

      • Feb 24, 2016
    The PNA is happy to announce the latest addition to our LaunchPad program, HubCiti.
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  • Acel Moore remembered as Philadelphia lover

      • Feb 23, 2016
    Philadelphia Inquirer columnist, editor and reporter Acel Moore loved Philadelphia...
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  • Discover America's Story generates revenue, preserves archives

      • Feb 19, 2016
    Newspaper publishers have been trying to figure out what to do with their bound archives for years. Discover America's Story has created a solution - an ad sales approach that makes money for archive digitization.
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  • Legal Hotline: Confidentiality Clauses

      • Feb 18, 2016
    Q: Are settlement agreements involving public agencies considered public records? Can an agency rely upon a confidentiality clause in a settlement agreement to deny access? A: Settlement agreements between public agencies and third parties are public records, and the Pennsylvania appellate courts have consistently held that confidentiality clauses in these agreements are not enforceable.
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  • AE Exhibitor Lineup Systems strikes deal with KM Media Group

      • Feb 18, 2016
    Major UK media company KM Media Group has signed an agreement with ad technology solutions provider Lineup Systems to implement Lineup's specialist advertising CRM.
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  • Billy Penn continues original mission amid shifting Philly media

      • Feb 17, 2016
    Billy Penn launched its website, billypenn.com, more than one year ago and its vision remains simple: mobile-first, millennial-friendly, a mix of aggregated and original content, and a big bet on live events.
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  • LNP breaks down Sunshine Act with detailed video

      • Feb 16, 2016
    LNP (Lancaster) has been covering a number of Sunshine Act issues regarding the Mannheim Township School Board.
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  • Post-Gazette sports writer inducted to PA Sports Hall of Fame

      • Feb 16, 2016
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette sports writer Mike White will be inducted to the Western chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame on April 23.
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  • Leader Times welcomes return of local sports coverage with 2 new staffers

      • Feb 12, 2016
    The Leader Times' (Kittanning) new sports editor, Sam Legg, and sports reporter, Joe Rhoades, started their positions Feb. 1, becoming the newspaper's first sports department staffers in several months.
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