Lifetime Achievement Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
PNA Annual Dinner
Congratulations Cate Barron!
The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association is proud to present its 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award to Cate Barron, retired president of PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes exceptional service and outstanding accomplishment spanning a career in journalism.
“She has been one of the pillars of Pennsylvania journalism for several decades,’’ Reading Eagle retired Editor Harry Deitz wrote in his nomination of Barron.
“Newspaper editors throughout Pennsylvania admire and respect Cate for her accomplishments and her integrity as an editor and leader for The Patriot-News, PennLive and journalism in general,” he added.
2024 Call for Entries
The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association is now accepting nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award. A letter of nomination along with optional supporting documents must be submitted by Friday, June 15, 2024. The Lifetime Achievement Award Selection Committee is comprised of the PNA Executive Committee members. Please submit entries to:
Lifetime Achievement Award Committee
c/o Lisa Strohl
Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association
4000 Crums Mill Rd., Suite 101
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Purpose of Award
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.Enter Now
The nominee must (1) be a present or former publisher or senior manager of a Pennsylvania news media organization 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 of this award is to recognize a track record of excellence and service to news media and journalism. Some factors that may be considered include:
- Usage of his/her newspaper connections to be active in a variety of ways in his/her community or in the state or nation. This may or may not include being active in press association affairs.
- The skillful practice of his/her craft in the production of a quality newspaper product.
- Outstanding service and accomplishments for his/her news media organization.
- Exceptional service to the news media business, accomplished through an association or as an individual.
- Exemplary service to the community, city, state, or nation to reflect credit upon the news media industry.
Award will be presented during PNA’s Annual Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, beginning at 7 p.m., in conjunction with the News Media Business Summit at the Sheraton Hershey Harrisburg Hotel, located at 4650 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111. Registration deadline is Oct. 25.