Nomination Details

The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have performed outstanding and distinguished service for the news media industry in Pennsylvania. Hall of Famers have also engaged with and/or supported PNA, the PNA Foundation and/or MANSI Media and/or have made a positive impact on these organizations through their commitment and contributions.

Annually, the Benjamin Franklin Award for Excellence, Lifetime Achievement Award and Advocate of the Year winners are automatically inducted into the PNA Hall of Fame. Two additional individuals will be honored annually, taken from nominations received that year.

*2024 Nominations are now being accepted. 

To make a nomination, complete the PNA Hall of Fame Nomination Form and email it to the PNA Foundation by June 30, 2024. If mailing, please submit to: PNA Hall of Fame, 4000 Crums Mill Road, Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17112.

Please complete all required fields. Incomplete nominations will not be considered for induction.

CRITERIA: Beyond the Ben Franklin, Lifetime Achievement Award and Advocate of the Year winners, nominees for the PNA Hall of Fame may include news media leaders, PNA staff past and present, vendors, legislators, community and business leaders, legal and lobbying providers, university/college administrators or professors, philanthropists, Foundation Fellows and other financial supporters of local news. A nominee does not need to be a member of PNA or currently reside in Pennsylvania, but their impact should have been felt across the state and the news industry. Posthumous nominations are accepted.

NOMINATIONS: Nominations must be made in writing and must include a concise statement explaining why the nominee should be considered. Membership in PNA is not required to submit a nomination or to be nominated. All submissions will be reviewed by the PNA Hall of Fame Selection Committee, comprised of both PNA directors and PNA Foundation trustees.

PRESENTATION: Those selected for induction into the PNA Hall of Fame will be honored at the PNA Annual Dinner. Hall of Famers will receive a commemorative engraved gift.


Our inaugural and only PNA Hall of Fame inductee in 2023 was Tim Williams.

*In 2024, we will induct 100 people in recognition of PNA’s 100th Anniversary Gala scheduled for Nov. 14, which kicks off a year of celebratory programs and events. Starting in 2025, two people will be inducted annually along with that year’s Ben Franklin, Lifetime Achievement Award and Advocate of the Year recipients.


Questions? Email the PNA Foundation.