“The story broke in Harrisburg on Feb. 10, 1925,

too late for The Patriot, the morning paper, which nevertheless noted on Page One the presence in town of several publisher and editor groups.

A separate story told of the previous day’s convention highlights, including a dinner speech by two pilots about their flights around the world.”

From “The PNPA Story” commemorating PNA’s 75th Anniversary

PNA marks 100 years of serving Pennsylvania news media organizations

As the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2025, we reflect on the impact our leaders and members have made in their local communities, commemorate the resilience of an industry marked by profound transformation, and plan for the next century by embracing technological advancements, fostering audience trust and upholding journalistic excellence.

The future holds immense potential. With thoughtful planning and innovation, including the development of new initiatives and philanthropic efforts, PNA is positioned to further support our members for the next 100 years.


Theodore A. Serrill

G. Richard Dew

Raymond C. Jones
General Manager

Timothy M. Williams
Executive Director

Join us at one of our kick off events

Sept. 26

National Aviary
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 3

Chestnut Hill College
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 8

Pennsylvania State Capitol
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

PNA 100 Gala – Nov. 14

Reminisce with old friends and make new ones while celebrating this important milestone.

The PNA 100 Gala will be held Nov. 14 at The Hershey Country. The evening will begin with a reception at the Pavillion then move to the clubhouse for dinner and evening festivities.

We are pleased to announce that Danielle Coffey, President and CEO of the News/Media Alliance will be our keynote speaker. She was recently named to Washingtonian magazine’s Washington DC’s 500 Most Influential People of 2024. Prior to becoming CEO in 2023, Danielle served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel, leading the organization’s advocacy and strategy.

The evening will include a silent auction to benefit the PNA Foundation as well as award presentations and Hall of Fame inductees.

Danielle Coffey
President and CEO of the News/Media Alliance

Attendees browse items at the 1993 PNA Foundation Auction.

PNA Foundation Auction

During the 100th Anniversary Gala in November, attendees will have a chance to bid on a variety of items. All contributions will be for to the PNA Foundation help to support our many training programs and statewide contests while developing the next generation of readers and journalists and educating the public on the importance of the First Amendment.

Items large and small are needed. Donate a stay at a vacation home, tickets to a pro sports game, an autographed book, a framed print or a case of local wine, all for a good cause.

Interested in donating? Contact Tanya Henderson, tanyah@pa-news.org.


Teri Henning

Mark Cohen

Brad Simpson

William M. Cotter

LMA/PNA Pennsylvania Lab for Journalism Funding

Local Media Association and the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association have partnered for its first ever state-wide Lab for Journalism Funding to publishers in Pennsylvania.

“On behalf of Pennsylvania publishers, I am beyond excited to provide this unique partnership with the Local Media Association that will share the knowledge and experience of LMA’s previous lab cohorts while teaching proven, detailed, step-by-step fundraising strategies and tactics,” said Tanya Henderson, executive director of the PNA Foundation.
The 12 organizations selected represent local newsrooms big and small, serving diverse communities across the state of Pennsylvania, but united in their focus on civic journalism. The lab will help these local news organizations develop and execute strategies to fund essential local journalism via philanthropy. The four-month intensive lab runs from May through September 2024.