March 19, 2015 * A member benefit of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association * News You Need Keystone Press Awards winners announced! Results of the 2015 Keystone Press Awards are in, and hundreds of outstanding journalists are being recognized for their efforts. Listings of all winners, including Sweepstakes and specialty award recipients, can be viewed on the PNA website. More than 4,100 entries were received from 133 PNA newspapers. Entries - in 27 categories across seven circulation divisions - were judged by journalists in Michigan. Winners will be recognized May 30, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Press Conference. In This Issue News you Need PNA Member News People News Legal and Lobbying Association News Foundation News Affiliate News There's still time! America East advance registration deadline Monday, March 23 Advance registration for America East is available until Monday, March 23. We encourage attendees to register ahead of time, but don't worry if you miss the advance cutoff - on-site registration is also available. Check out an America East preview and follow the social media discussion at #AMEast15! Mark your calendars: Pension Reform Town Hall to be held March 26 in Harrisburg Training and Events Town Hall Meeting on Pension Reform March 26, 2015, Widener Law School Learn More» America East The PNA Foundation is joining with the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry to host an informational town hall meeting on pension reform. The 7 p.m. event on March 26 will be held at Widener Law School in Harrisburg, Pa., and is open to the public. Read More March 30- April 1, Hershey Learn More» Register today for the 2015 PA Press Conference! April 15, 2015, Harrisburg Learn More» Join us May 29 - 30 at The Wyndham Gettysburg as we "connect with the community" at the 2015 Press Conference. Online registration and the event brochure are coming soon. In addition to engaging sessions, special guest speakers and multiple awards presentations, the PNA Foundation is offering a Readership Workshop on May 29. Full-time attendee registration includes access to this workshop, with Sales Leadership Training: Managing, Motivating, Coaching and More Northrop Local Government Boot Camp April 23-24, Harrisburg Learn More» Newspaper Carrier of the Year Contest keynote speaker Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of American Press Institute. The deadline to make hotel reservations is May 4. After that, rooms are subject to availability, and the group rate cannot be guaranteed. To secure your hotel room, call the reservations department at 717-339-0020 and mention PNA Press Conference to receive the discounted rate of $129. Contact Kristin Bleiler at [email protected] or 717-703-3069 with any questions. DEADLINE: April 30 Learn More» Edith Hughes Community Workshop May 7, 2015, Harrisburg Learn More» Walk-in registration available at ACES national conference Interested in attending the American Copy Editors Society national conference, held in Pittsburgh March 2628? Walk-in registration will be available. Find out more. PNA Member News Philadelphia City Paper launches new design The Philadelphia City Paper launched a new, edgier design this week - the first complete overhaul of the paper's look since 2009. Despite the new look, the paper remains committed to offering the best in investigatory journalism and staying on top of the local arts, music and food scenes. The redesign will allow the company to deliver stories, reviews and events in a more engaging way. Read More Calkins Media featured by LMI for use of video Local Media Insider featured Calkins Media's use of video in a recent case study. LMI examines why Calkins invested in creating video news and its step by step approach that is generating new revenues from major sponsors. Included in LMI's report: Two main types of video produced, technology and positions required, pricing models and clips from the shows. Gain access with this free trial. Read More The Pottsville Republican-Herald wins Flagship Award The Pottsville Republican-Herald was named the Flagship Print property of 2014 by Times-Shamrock Communications. It marked the third time in six years the newspaper was honored as the group's outstanding print performer. Members of the Times-Shamrock Advisory Board, which includes publishers from across the Scranton-based media company, reviewed the group's print properties, nominating newspapers that stood out for financial results and quality journalism. Read more from the Republican-Herald. People News Donna Barrett elected Newspaper Association of America chairman Donna Barrett, president and CEO of Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., has been elected as the Newspaper Association of America's next chairman. The gavel was passed to Barrett by last year's chairman, Robert J. Dickey, during NAA mediaXchange 2015 in Nashville on March 17. Other officers and board members were also elected. Read more on the NAA website. Legal and Lobbying National Archives crowdsources transcription of records as part of Sunshine Week The National Archives presented a crowdsource challenge to transcribe records, including declassified and redacted records, as part of Sunshine Week. These are PDF records that are handwritten or type written, and therefore need to be transcribed so they can be searchable. This week, more than 1500 records have already been transcribed as part of this initiative! Read More ONA offers Sunshine Week toolkit This week, ONA joined dozens of media organizations in celebrating Sunshine Week, the annual nationwide promotion of access to public information. Check out resources, opeds and more in their Sunshine Week toolkit. Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center to hold 2015 Budget Summit on March 25 Members of the media are invited to cover the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center's 2015 Budget Summit on Wednesday, March 25, at the Hilton Harrisburg. The day's highlights include an overview and analysis of Gov. Wolf's budget plan by PBPC Research Director Michael Wood and the keynote address by Kathleen McGinty, the governor's chief of staff. More information is available on the PBPC website. Legal Hotline Q: Our newspaper would like to pursue legal action against a local agency for Sunshine Act violations. Are there civil or criminal penalties for violating the act? A: Both criminal and civil penalties are available under the Sunshine Act, but neither are frequently imposed by the courts. Read More Sign up for PNA's Legal Update for legal and legislative news 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 Get up close and personal with drones at AE This America East session, held on March 30 at 2:45 p.m., will feature Christopher Vo, Robotics Researcher and President of the DC Area Drone User Group, and Jason Kaplan, Founder of Milestone Pod, presenting a big-picture look at the phenomenon shaping tech, including products and entire behavioral shifts. These experts will explain just how far these emerging technology sectors have come - and where they are going. This "show and tell" session with actual drones and wearable technology is a can't miss! Read More Digital Media Contest winners to be announced at America East The 2015 America East Digital Media Contest award winners will be announced and honored March 30 at America East. Plan to attend this presentation that recognizes excellence in the digital realm! Arrive early and attend a bonus session on the Importance of SEO with Jeff Schroeffel, VP of search marketing at CityPortals, as he discusses how organic search traffic and news search are critical to the success of a news website. PNA #opengov Hackathon scheduled as part of Philly Tech Week Don't forget to mark your calendars and join us on April 21, for a fun, creative and competitive environment to develop and create the best media you can to increase or improve transparency in government. Create blogs, apps, video, APIs, social media, games, or a combination of things - anything you can to make the most compelling case to the widest audience. Come with a team, or join one in Philly. Interstate General Media, home of Philly.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News, has partnered with PNA to co-host the event. Details and registration information are available on the PTW website. PNA LaunchPad company FEM Inc's Evan Ambinder writes piece on growing your news site's online video business Evan Ambinder of FEM Inc. (PNA LaunchPad participant) wrote an informational piece on leveraging media technology to grow your news site's online video business. He begins, "It's no secret that online video is exploding. 195 million Americans (76% of the U.S. Internet audience) watched online videos via a desktop device in January 2015 according to comScore. And 2015 digital video ad spending is projected to increase 30% over last year to $7.77 billion according to eMarketer. What is your news organization doing to meet this growing demand from your online audience and advertisers?" Read the piece in its entirety on PNA's website. Learn more about FEM Inc. at America East. Job Bank MANSI Media is accepting applications for an Advertising Network Sales representative. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who can successfully build a new list of clients. For more information about this job, and others like it, visit the PNA Job Bank. Foundation News Online Reporter Project interns selected The PNA Foundation, in conjunction with PSNE, announced the 2015 Online Reporter Project interns selected to cover PNA's Pennsylvania Press Conference in May. Students accepted are sophomores Stephanie Kulikowski, Clarion University of Pennsylvania; Rachel Makansi, Juniata College; and Gabriella Santoliquito, Penn State University. During three days in Gettysburg, they will produce a website chronicling the conference and awards presentations through reporting, interviewing, video, photography and copy editing. Serving as professional mentors are Liz Allen, Erie Times-News and George Spohr, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre. Check out past student-created sites. Strengthen your local reporting skills at Northrop Boot Camp Are you an inexperienced journalist covering local government in Pennsylvania? Improve your understanding of school boards, townships, boroughs and counties. Apply for one of 20 expense-paid fellowships at the PNA Foundation's annual Northrop Boot Camp, April 23-24. Application details available on our website. Sales leadership training set for April 15 Learn to be a successful manager and make a difference as a sales leader. The PNA Foundation's sales leadership training on April 15, is an interactive and informationpacked three-hour session that features tips on setting expectations, delegating and coaching with case studies and roundtable discussions. More information is available on our training page. May golf outing supports carrier contest Calling all golfers! Plan to participate in the PNA Foundation Carrier Golf Outing. Play the Penn National Golf Club on May 14 and raise funds for the Newspaper Carrier of the Year Contest. Proceeds go directly to winners' awards. More than 20 attend writing workshop in Washington, Pa. Twenty-four registrants attended a March 18 regional "Write Like Your Hair Is on Fire" workshop in Washington, Pa. The workshop, featuring Penn State professor Russell Frank, helped attendees improve clarity and sharpness in their writing and was hosted by Observer Publishing Company. Find out more about PNA Foundation training opportunities. Affiliate News Southern Lithoplate and CRON-ECRM Formalize Exclusive Distributorship Agreement on Newspaper Prepress Southern Lithoplate, Inc. and CRON-ECRM LLC recently announced an agreement that names Southern Lithoplate the exclusive distributor of CRON-ECRM thermal computer-toplate systems and accessories for the newspaper and coldset web printing markets in North America. 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