Editorial Services

As a Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association (PNA) member publication employee, you are entitled to the following editorial services provided by the PNA.

Legal Hotline

The PNA Legal Hotline routinely provides members with advice on laws impacting the media industry such as the First Amendment, the Sunshine Act and Right to Know Law, defamation, invasion of privacy and public access to court records and proceedings, in addition to amicus advocacy in litigation impacting the news media industry. The PNA Legal Hotline also provides on-the-record advice on various laws impacting government transparency, the media industry and freedom of the press.

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Legislative Services

The PNA legislative staff continually monitors legislation at the Capitol and advocates on behalf of members to preserve and increase government transparency in state law. The legislative staff also help members understand the implications of proposed legislation and policies impacting the news media industry and to craft legislative solutions to press access and media industry issues.

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PNA members may opt-in to receive the following publications:

Headlines & Deadlines

A weekly newsletter, published every Thursday, covers PNA events, member initiatives and updates, people news and more.

Legal Update

A weekly update, published each Friday, on case law, legislation and other legal issues affecting the industry.

Front Pages

Stay up-to-date with a daily listing of front pages from around Pennsylvania, published Monday –Friday.

Big Book Series

News media companies across Pennsylvania are always identifying new opportunities to generate revenue, grow audience and increase reader engagement. A description of these initiatives, along with other complementary information, is included in each Big Book.

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The PNA and PNA Foundation host numerous contests and awards throughout the year that recognize individuals and organizations for their recent work.

Popular Awards

  • G. Richard Dew Award for Journalistic Service
  • Keystone Media Awards
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • News Organization of the Year (NOY)

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In-Person and Virtual Training

Each year, the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association and the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation provide conferences and training throughout the state for the various departments of our member news media companies. In addition, convenient teleconferences and webinars that vary in topic are held on a regular basis.

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Archived PNA Foundation Training

If you are unable to attend or find yourself needing information at a later date, webinars are recorded, archived and available for purchase.

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Press Pass Materials

All media personnel who work or freelance for PNA member newspapers are eligible to apply for a press pass. PNA also offers vehicle hang tags and safety vests.

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Editorial Cartoon Service

A syndicated package of statewide editorial cartoons by Randy Bish are available for PNA members to download and publish.

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