Thank you to all of the student journalists across Pennsylvania, who continue to inform, educate and entertain their communities.

This section is dedicated to students, advisers and teachers and how the PNA Foundation is here to help. You can find a listing of PA College and University Newspapers and other useful student resources including:

Don’t miss the Center for Community News Faculty Funding opportunity! 25 $1,000 awards are available for faculty starting or growing a university-led student reporting program. Deadline to apply is June 16, funding goes directly to the faculty member. This could be used for summer planning, for example. Apply here!

The PNA Foundation 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 (often free) rate. Visit our events & training page for a complete list of upcoming training. Archived webinars are also available.

The PNA Foundation is proud to present an Internship Guide for student journalists seeking hands-on experience at Pennsylvania news media organizations. The Internship Guide contains detailed information about opportunities in all areas of news media, such as editorial, IT, advertising, circulation and photography.

We also maintain a listing of journalism scholarship opportunities for students, which provides a variety of scholarship opportunities at PNA-member news and affiliate organizations.

The Student Keystone Media Awards contest recognizes high school, college and university journalism that provides relevance, integrity, and initiative in serving readers. Pennsylvania high school, college or university students who meet the criteria outlined in the contest rules may enter the contest. Contest rules are available in November with a late December deadline. Winners are announced by March and honored in April.

The PNA Foundation recognizes that student journalists do amazing work throughout the school year.  It’s uplifting for anyone who cares about the news media industry to know that creative, committed and passionate students are excelling at what we love.

Visit our Student Journalism Project page to view some of these excellent student projects shared and highlighted during their school year. To have your school’s project(s) added to this page, email the PNA Foundation with an explanation of your project with all applicable links and/or PDF attachments. 

Each year, in celebration of National Newspaper Week, the PNA collects some of the most impactful and engaging stories written by Pennsylvania journalists at both large and small daily and non-daily and digital news media publications across the commonwealth and consolidates them into the Real News newspaper. It is our hope that these articles inspire you and serve as a reminder of the meaningful work that is being done by industry professionals to inform and educate readers in local communities. Visit our Pennsylvania Connections page to request your free copies.

More student opportunities!

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. Membership also includes free Press Passes and a discount on Student Keystone Media Awards contest entries.

High Schools not currently participating in a Newspapers In Education (NIE) program should contact their local newspapers about their program or visit our NIE information page to learn more.

Questions about any of these student opportunities should be directed to the PNA Foundation.