Nov 19, 2020
Virtual (more details to come)
This year’s topic TBD. Check back often for updates!
This workshop is geared toward reporters, editors and all newsroom managers. Sessions and speakers will address various angles of a timely issue.
Topics have recently included climate change reporting, exploring medical marijuana stories, covering PA’s opioid crisis, social media strategies, sports journalism and reader engagement. Through its Pulitzer-Prize-winning efforts for local reporting, PennLive/The Patriot-News works with the PNA Foundation to coordinate this workshop each year. Together, we recognize that while the tools, resources, formats and products may have changed since Sharon Johnson was writing, a good story and valuable information – whether printed, tweeted or videotaped – are still what readers want.
About this workshop: For 30 years, Sharon Johnson connected with readers of The Patriot-News (Harrisburg) through her arts and entertainment writing. Her witty and informed style made her a must-read in central Pa. In honor of Sharon’s memory, this annual workshop will focus on important issues or concerns on writing.