Students and Teachers

Newspapers in Education NIEThis section of PNA’s website is dedicated to students and teachers and how the PNA Foundation is here to help. You can find a listing of all PA College Newspapers, and useful information about How to start a Student Newspaper.

It also features important information such as the Internship Guide, which lists a variety of internship opportunities at PNA-member news organizations, including the new Capitol Crash Course – a unique opportunity for college or university students enrolled in journalism or communications programs.

The Student Keystone Press Awards contest recognizes high school and college journalism that provides relevance, integrity, and initiative in serving readers. Any student at any public, private or parochial Pennsylvania high school, college or university who has had his or her material published in the school newspaper may enter the contest.

Also, for high school students: the PNA Foundation joined AT&T to host statewide “It Can Wait” and “Stop Cyber Bullying” editorial competitions, where PNA member news organizations are invited to host local contests. Winners of the local contests are then entered in the statewide contests. Entries are also encouraged from individuals from unsponsored areas.

The PNA Foundation also offers valuable, affordable training at various sites throughout the state. Seminars led by nationally-recognized professionals cover topics ranging from social media, community journalism, web design, and much more! All students are invited to register for any training session offered by the Foundation at a discounted rate.  Visit our events page for a complete list of upcoming training.  Archived webinars are also available.

The PNA Foundation partners with other organizations to promote even more outreach to students, such as the Pennsylvania Associated Press Media Editors’ (PAPME) Ralph Flamminio Memorial Scholarship. Details about this scholarship should be directed to PAPME.

College and University news organizations are encouraged to become members of the PNA! Joining the PNA is the best way to stay on top of the latest developments in the news industry. Membership in PNA offers many benefits and will help students build relationships with their peers and professionals across the state.

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Questions about any of these student opportunities should be directed to the PNA Foundation or by phoning (717) 703-3003.