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America East News Media Summit


Mar 30, 2020


Hershey, PA


Mary Firestone



America East News Media Summit

The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association has made the difficult, but obvious decision to postpone the America East News Media Summit scheduled for March 30-April 1, 2020 due to COVID-19.

We have been closely monitoring updates and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local governments. We have also been actively following travel advisories and restrictions being placed on many news media personnel. The health, safety and well-being of our members, staff, exhibitors and other stakeholders is of paramount importance.

We do not yet have the new dates for the conference; however, we will provide them as soon as they become available.

Please feel free to contact Mary Firestone, Manager of Meetings and Member Services at events@panewsmedia.org or 717-703-3069 with any questions.


Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association’s annual capstone conference.

The PNA has combined our three signature events:  America East, PNA Advertising Conference and Publishers’ Convention, to build one, robust conference to minimize time away from the office and maximize access to high-quality education, recognition ceremonies, the discovery of new partners and networking opportunities.


This comprehensive event offers distinctive educational tracks for managers, advertising, editorial, circulation and production personnel, which include informative sessions and roundtable discussions led by best-in-class speakers.

Key training topics for 2020

  • Revenue generation on a local level
  • Covering the 2020 election
  • Dealing with trauma in the newsroom
  • Hiring and Recruitment at news media organizations
  • Creative solutions in printing
  • Reconfiguring for reduced production days
  • Safeguarding your online presence
  • Growing digital subscriptions

And many more!

Educational Schedule


Prestigious award ceremonies recognizing the best and brightest in the news media industry are a highlight of the Summit. Awards will be presented to the winners of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation’s Advertising Contest and Public Service Award; Editor and Publisher’s 25 Under 35; Benjamin Franklin Award for Excellence; Lifetime Achievement Award; Pennsylvania Bar Association Media Awards; and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Truth in Finances Award (Affiliated Awards).

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Networking opportunities allow Summit participants the chance to engage with peers and representatives from some of the industry’s premier organizations at the vendor solutions center and special activities.


Attendees will be granted unprecedented exposure to the vendors serving the news media industry.  The Summit agenda has been designed to ensure easy access to vendors and to allow ample time for the discussion of the solutions your company needs for their day-to-day operations and future growth.

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March 30, 2020
April 1, 2020
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Hershey Lodge & Convention Center
325 University Dr
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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