Lifetime Achievement Award

Honoring outstanding service and accomplishment spanning a career in journalism.

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has performed an outstanding service and accomplishment spanning a career in journalism. The nominee must (1) be a present or former publisher or senior manager of a Pennsylvania newspaper and (2) have spent a significant part of his or her career working in Pennsylvania. Nominations may only be made by current or former owners or employees of Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association members. The goal is to recognize a track record of excellence and service to newspapers and journalism.

The award is presented at the PNA Annual Dinner at the Annual Convention.

Download the nomination guidelines here. Contact Lisa Strohl at (717) 703-3062, with questions or concerns.

Congratulations to the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award: Vernon L. Wise, Jr., publisher, Butler Eagle!

Past Award Recipients

2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: William R. Lynett, Times-Shamrock Communications

2015 Lifetime Achievement Award winner: James G. Blaine, retired, The Kennett Paper, Kennett Square

2014 Lifetime Achievement Award winner:John A. Kirkpatrick III, president of Lancaster Newspapers, Inc.

2013 Lifetime Achievement Award winner: Ralph Martin, president and CEO of Trib Total Media, Inc.

2012 Lifetime Achievement Award winner: Sandra C. Hardy, director and corporate vice president of Calkins Media, Levittown

2011 Lifetime Achievement Award winner: George V. Lynett, publisher emeritus, The Times-Tribune, Scranton

2010 Lifetime Achievement Award winners: Willis W. Shenk, former president of Lancaster Newspapers and Chairman of the Board of Steinman Enterprises; and Harold F. Marion, former chief operating officer of Times-Shamrock Communications

2009 Lifetime Achievement Award winner: Wayne Powell, former publisher of The Sentinel, Carlisle

2008 Lifetime Achievement Award winners: David Beihoff, retired president of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Edward J. Lynett Jr., retired editor and publisher of The Scranton Times

2007 Lifetime Achievement Award winner: James Dible, retired CEO, president and publisher of Times Publishing Co., Erie

2006 Lifetime Achievement Award winner: Edith Hughes, director of community relations, Gateway Newspapers, Monroeville

2005 Lifetime Achievement Award winner: John Curley, professor and distinguished professional in residence and co-director of the Center for Sports Journalism, The Pennsylvania State University.

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