This program will be offered again in 2014. Please check back later for updated information.
The Pennsylvania Newspaper Association (PNA) Foundation, with the support of the Pennsylvania Society of News Editors (PSNE) offers a unique internship for college juniors and seniors enrolled in journalism or communications programs in Pennsylvania.
For three days (Thursday, May 16 through Saturday, May 18, 2013), student interns will cover the annual Pennsylvania Press Conference and Keystone Press Awards for a comprehensive online operation entitled the Online Reporter Project. Throughout the weekend conference at the Hilton Harrisburg, students will have a chance to work one on one with industry professionals to produce a live website, conduct interviews, report on industry issues, cover convention speeches and the awards programs, and have a chance to network with editors from all over the state.
Students who are interested in reporting, shooting video, taking photographs, designing a website and copy editing should apply. Applications are due at the PNA Foundation by 5 p.m., Friday, February 22, 2013. Notification of acceptance will be sent to students by mid-March.
Submit your completed 2013 ORP Application Form with a 500-word essay on "Why I want to participate in the 2013 PSNE Online Reporter Project." Also, include a resume describing your academic and extracurricular activities, including your experience in journalism. Submit six clips or a portfolio of photos, graphics or screen grabs. QUESTIONS? Please contact Teresa Shaak, Manager of Foundation Projects, PNA Foundation at 717-703-3003 or by email at email@example.com.
Past Online Reporter Projects
2013 Online Reporter Project
Jessica Driscoll, Geneva College
John Dubensky, Juniata College
Special thanks to the 2013 Online Reporter Project mentors: David Merrell, philly.com and Marc Charisse, The Evening Sun, Hanover.
2012 Online Reporter Project
Kaitlynn Maloney, Chatham University
Hannah Sawyer, Gettysburg College
Amy Stansbury, Temple University
Special thanks to the 2012 Online Reporter Project mentors: David Merrell, philly.com; Marc Charisse, The Evening Sun, Hanover; and Wendy Warren, philly.com.
2011 Online Reporter Project
Alexandria Antonacci, Robert Morris University
Sabine Cherenfant, Robert Morris University
Sybile Cherenfant, Rober Morris University
Queen Muse, La Salle University Special thanks to the 2011 Online Reporter Project mentors: Harry Funk, Observer-Reporter, Washington; Sandra Long, The Philadelphia Inquirer; and David Merrell, philly.com.
2010 Online Reporter Project
Elissa Hartman, St. Joseph's University
Chelsey Klube, Gannon University
Samantha Kramer, Penn State University
Jacqueline Lukas, Wilkes University
Aimee Morgan, Robert Morris University Special thanks to the 2010 Online Reporter Project mentors; Hai Do,The Philadelphia Inquirer; Harry Funk, Observer-Reporter, Washington; Sandra Long, The Philadelphia Inquirer; and Dan Victor, Philly.com.
2009 Online Reporter Project
Stephanie Desmond, Clarion University
Jessica Eagle, Duguesne University
Adam Eshleman, Penn State University
Stephanie Mancuso, Widener Universtiy
Charles A. McKinney, Immaculata University
Andrew Seaman, Wilkes University Special thanks to the 2009 Online Reporter Project mentors: Kristy Allen, Gettysburg Times; Harry Funk, Oberserver-Reporter, Washington; Rob Kandel, The Morning Call, Allentown; Sandra Long, The Philadelphia Inquirer; and Alyssa Young, The Express-Times, Easton.