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May 8, 2014
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Award-winning journalists to speak at PA Press Conference

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from Pulitzer-prize winners, Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker, at the PWPA Awards Luncheon on Saturday, May 31 at 12 p.m. Wendy and Barbara received praise and media recognition for their book “Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love.”

The conference registration deadline is May 23. To view the complete Press Conference program, visit the PNA website. For registration questions, please contact Kristin Bleiler at 717-703-3069 or kristinb@pa-news.org.

Media Summit – DC, May 15

Join the Society of Professional Journalists, the Online News Association, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Asian American Journalist Association, the International Center for Journalists, and Google for a day-long summit featuring industry leaders from Washington DC, plus demos and hands-on workshops with Google product experts. The event will be held at The Newseum, on Thursday, May 15th, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Attendance is free, but participants should RSVP HERE to confirm participation. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

PNA Member News
PNA members win PAPME awards

The Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors recently announced the winners of the group's annual writing and photo contests.  Congratulations to all of the PNA members who will receive their awards at the PAPME’s annual convention, held in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Press Conference, in State College on May 30:  For a list of all winners, click here.

PAPME announces the 2014 Ralph Flamminio Memorial Scholarship recipient

Leah Polakoff, a junior journalism major at Penn State University, is the 2014 winner of PAPME’s $3,000 Ralph Flamminio Memorial Scholarship. She is editor-in-chief of Valley, Penn State’s life and style magazine, where she directs an 80-person staff to publish a glossy print magazine twice yearly and oversees and edits daily web content. In 2013, Leah interned at the Baltimore Sun, and this summer will have an internship with The Patriot-News. Leah will be recognized, along with the 2014 Pennsylvania APME News Excellence Competition award winners, Friday, May 30 during PAPME’s annual awards banquet, held in conjunction with the 2014 PA Press Conference.

PNA members win PWPA Excellence in Journalism Awards

The Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association has announced the winners of its 2014 Excellence in Journalism contest.  Congratulations to all of the recognized PNA members.  The awards will be presented at a luncheon on May 31 during the Pennsylvania Press Conference. For a list of all winners, click here.

PWPA announces 2014 Teresa Spatara Memorial Scholarship winner

Congratulations to Katie Murt, senior English and Media Studies major at Penn State University, and staff writer at The Daily Collegian. Katie will be recognized on Saturday, May 31 at the PWPA annual awards luncheon, held in conjunction with the 2014 PA Press Conference. To view some of her winning work, click here.

News organizations challenge ban on drones

More than a dozen media organizations, including the parent companies of The Morning Call (Allentown), The Patriot-News (Harrisburg) and the Centre Daily Times (State College), challenged the government's ban on the use of drones by journalists Tuesday, saying the Federal Aviation Administration's position violates First Amendment protections for news gathering.
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Pennsylvania Voters’ Guide Launched

The Times-Tribune (Scranton), The Citizens’ Voice (Wilkes-Barre) and the Hazleton Standard-Speaker have partnered with nonprofit organization e.thePeople to create an online Voters’ Guide for the May 20 primary election. The guide provides information about the candidates in contested and uncontested races in the primary, including Pennsylvania governor, the state Senate and House of Representatives and U.S. House of Representatives, and can be accessed here.

Tribune Publishing buys McClatchy stake in news service

Tribune Publishing has acquired McClatchy Company’s 50 percent stake in McClatchy-Tribune Information Services (MCT), giving it full ownership of the news and information business, the companies announced Thursday.
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People News
Former newspaper president and publisher, Richard McCuen, dies

Richard McCuen, 80, of Flourtown, former president of the InterCounty Newspaper Group in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and community newspaper publisher, died Monday, April 28.
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Reading Eagle’s business editor retires

After a 37-year career in journalism at the Reading Eagle, Karen L. Miller has retired. Miller held various positions during her career, including news reporter, Lifestyle reporter and day city editor before being named business editor in 2001. Known for her knowledge of current local business issues, her persistence in getting the news, and her enthusiasm, Karen looks forward to spending time with family and traveling in retirement.
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Legal and Lobbying
Legal Hotline

Q: Isn't there a rule in Pennsylvania that restricts last-minute political ads?

A: Yes, but it was declared unconstitutional and is unenforceable.
The Pennsylvania’s Election Code (section 1638(b)) contains a provision restricting the placement of certain political advertisements in the last days of an election and requiring notice to the opposing party, but this provision of the law was declared unconstitutional in 1980.
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Get legal and legislative news in Friday’s Legal Supplement, the PNA’s weekly update on case law, legislation and other legal issues affecting the industry. Not a subscriber yet? Sign up here.


Association News
Now accepting nominations for 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award and 2014 Benjamin Franklin Award for Excellence

The PNA is now accepting nominations for two of its most prestigious awards. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors outstanding service and accomplishment spanning a career in journalism. Click here to view the Lifetime Achievement Awards submission guidelines. The Benjamin Franklin Award for Excellence recognizes an individual who has made a positive impact on the newspaper industry in Pennsylvania. View the Benjamin Franklin Award for Excellence submission guidelines here. Submission deadline for both awards is June 17, 2014.


Job Bank

The Williamsport Sun-Gazette is looking for a full-time pressman. Candidate should have experience with full size printing presses or heavy machinery. If interested, please send resume to Larry Vaughn at lvaughn@sungazette.com.

Additionally, The Meadville Tribune is seeking an aggressive self-starter with a nose for news, a willingness to ask hard questions, and the personality needed to get along well with diverse sources. Previous daily newspaper reporting a plus, but recent graduates with strong portfolios will be considered. Some night and weekend work is required.
Learn more about these opportunities here.


Fiilling In

Independent design consultant Ed Henninger offers free tips and tricks for newspaper and niche publication designers each week. This week’s tip shows the importance of matching the size of the headline to the size of the corresponding story. Click here to see this week's tip and more. Want a free evaluation of your newspaper's design? Contact Ed at edh@henningerconsulting.com or (803) 327-3322.


Foundation News
Get info on how AAM reports have changed

Keep up-to-date on how best to account for all audiences.  A special workshop is available to circulation managers and others who must now audit across multiple and changing platforms.  Inexpensive and convenient session set for May 15 in Harrisburg. Visit our website for more info.

Back by popular demand! Advertising 201

Refresh your sales strategies and generate more revenue in a three-hour, interactive session scheduled for May 20, in Harrisburg.  Learn how to handle price objections, develop better negotiation skills and build multi-media proposals.  $49 per person. Conveniently held 1 to 4 p.m.  For more info and to register, visit our training page.

Kelly McBride headlines May 30 workshop

A special PNA Foundation Fellows workshop focuses on “Ethics for Today’s Journalist.”  Featuring nationally-known media ethics expert Kelly McBride of Poynter, the four-hour workshop explores how journalists and newsrooms can adapt to the needs of a modern audience while still building trust.  $49 registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch.  For more details, visit the PNA website.

Affiliate Member News
Receive News Updates From Telecom Strategies

Telecom Strategies, an independent telephone and voice/data consulting company, provides quarterly newsletters which contain useful and timely news, tips and links to keep you informed on the latest technology. Premise-based systems and hosted, cloud-based, systems are the featured topics in the spring 2014 issue. To learn more about Telecom Strategies, or to subscribe to the quarterly newsletter, click here. Additional questions can be directed to Michael Rogin at mrogin@telecomstrategies.net or (610) 235-4340.

AP names three new directors, re-elects another at annual meeting

Three new members were named to The Associated Press board of directors, and an incumbent was re-elected at AP’s annual meeting at its New York headquarters on April 30. Re-elected to fill his final year on the board was Jon Rust, publisher of the Southeast Missourian and co-president of Rust Communications. Bill Hoffman, president of Cox Media Group, Isaac Lee, president of news for Univision Communications, Inc., and Rob King, senior vice president of SportsCenter and News for ESPN, were appointed as well.
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CivicScience to release improved features and enhancements

On May 13, CivicScience will release new and improved features and enhancements for InsightStore, CivicScience’s self-serve data platform. Enhancements include more powerful question searching, sorting, filtering and browsing, as well as image export capabilities. To learn more or download the latest training document, click here. An introductory training webinar is also scheduled for May 29. Register here, or contact CivicScience at contact@civicscience.com.

Affinity Partner News
CMI to offer webinar on LSMS

On May 28 from 12 to 12:45 p.m., PNA affinity partner Compliance Management International will host an informative webinar on Logistics Safety Management Systems. Key takeaways of the webinar include:
•    Determine if your company could benefit from a LSMS
•    Recognize the true cost of ad hoc compliance
•    Discover the common misconceptions about LSMS
•    Identify the signs that your company needs a LSMS
•    Learn how to establish, implement and lead a LSMS

Click here to register, or email cmi@complianceplace.com for more information.



In This Issue



Training, Events & Contests

The Latest from AAM

May 15, PNA Headquarters
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Advertising 201: Sales Strategy Refresher

May 20, PNA Headquarters
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Ethics for Today’s Journalist

May 30, State College
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2014 Pennsylvania Press Conference

May 30-31, State College
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2014 Keystone Multimedia Workshop

June 12-14, Gettysburg
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Sales Leadership Training

June 16, PNA Headquarters
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