PNA Community Newspaper Forum

What is the PNA Community Newspaper Forum?

Community newspapers across Pennsylvania face a unique set of opportunities and challenges. From identifying new revenue opportunities and coordinating printing and delivery – to publishing a high-quality product with a limited staff and operating budget, creating the “daily or weekly miracle” is no small task.

To provide our community newspaper members with useful information and practical solutions to help you tackle your day-to-day tasks and plan your strategic path forward, the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association is proud to announce the launch of our new, no-cost PNA Community Newspaper Forum.

From May 19 through July 1, the PNA will host a series of webinars that feature an industry expert, or panel of experts, who will offer sound advice, helpful tips and best practice information on a variety of relevant topics.

This event is free of charge to PNA & MPA members.


PNA Community Newspaper Forum schedule:

Wednesday, May 19, 2 p.m.

Top Community Newspapers Share Secrets of Success

It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Join us for an engaging panel discussion, moderated by Editor & Publisher’s Nu Yang…

Wednesday, May 26, 10 a.m.

Provocative thinking. Should you transition your community newspaper to a nonprofit model?

As community newspaper leaders explore various options to continue to serve their communities’ information needs without the added pressure of producing sizable profits, many are finding success by shifting from a traditional for-profit model to a nonprofit organization.

Wednesday, June 2, 10 a.m.

Diversify Your Revenue Stream by Creating a Digital Agency

Many newspapers successfully started their digital agencies more than a decade ago to diversify their revenue stream. In this session, media analyst Gordon Borrell will walk you through…

Wednesday, June 9, 10 a.m.

Simple Ways to Save Money and Improve Your Business

Keeping cash in your pocket may be easier than you think. Hear from a panel of representatives from crucial infrastructure partners, who will share details…

Thursday, June 17, tbd

Doing More with Less: Tips to Maximize Community Reporting with Minimal Staff

Community newspapers have big shoes to fill. Surveys show that they connect with readers by providing the news they need and are regarded as highly valuable and vital local information sources.

Thursday, June 24, 10 a.m.

Tried and True Revenue Generators That You Can Replicate at Your Community Newspaper

There is no reason to reinvent the wheel regarding identifying new revenue opportunities for your community newspaper. A panel of newspaper leaders will share the details about…

Thursday, July 1, 10 a.m.

The Answers You Need to Your Postal Delivery Questions and Concerns

Many community newspapers rely on the USPS to deliver their publications. Therefore, it is paramount that PNA’s members pay reasonable mailing rates, receive efficient service and are treated fairly.


To register for these sessions, visit the individual session page or complete the registration form below.  A confirmation with login details will be sent a day or two prior to each session.

PNA Community Newspaper Forum Sessions


Questions?  Contact Events@PANewsMedia.org