News Organization of the Year (NOY)

News Organization of the Year (NOY)


Ongoing through 2019; Awards presented Oct. 25, 2019


Awards presented at PNA Annual Convention, Scranton, PA


PNA Foundation


News Organization of the Year Update Alert

Still as prestigious, but now updated, improved and easier for you!

We heard you. Recognizing that NOY participation has been steadily decreasing over the past few years and that news companies are expressing that it is more and more difficult to find the resources and time to enter contests, the PNA Foundation convened a committee of various-sized PNA members. The goal:

To alleviate the entry demands, encourage participation and maintain the prestige and value of being named Newspaper of the Year.

The recommendation and final solution of the committee — with the support of the PNA Foundation Board of Trustees — was to eliminate the Foundation’s Newspaper of the Year as a separate contest. Instead, beginning in 2019, we will use points from the Keystone Press Awards and Advertising Contest as well as several specialty awards to determine which companies are overall winners.

The Advertising Contest has been updated to align more closely with the Keystones including revised circulation divisions, an addition of Sweepstakes Awards and Honorable Mention recognition. The Dew, Public Service, Reader Initiative and Public Notice Awards will now include winning points. And, a diversity category will be added to the Keystones so that all categories of NOY are represented and awarded.

Please spread the news across your departments. In order to accumulate points toward NOY throughout 2019, you will want to enter both the Keystone Press Awards and the Advertising Contest. No additional entry processing or fees are needed, but you must enter these contests in order to gain points.  Don’t be left out when the News Organization of the Year Awards are announced next fall!

For more details or questions, please contact the PNA Foundation at or (717) 703-3000.