H&D 5/7: PNA welcomes Billy Penn as new member

May 7, 2015
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PNA welcomes Philly-based Billy Penn as its
newest online member
The Billy Penn platform is
designed to connect
citizens to relevant news
and information
about Philadelphia, and to drive civic engagement via
affinity groups and events. "Billy Penn is excited to join
this fraternity of established Pennsylvania news
organizations, and we look forward to sharing ideas on
how to preserve the journalism our local communities
need and deserve," Founder and CEO Jim Brady said. In
case you missed them in last week's H&D, check out
Brady's NAA Q&A and Editor Chris Krewson's reflections
on a "Shark Tank" project he led at Temple University.
Register now the 2015 Pennsylvania Press
The 2015 Pennsylvania Press
Conference in Gettysburg is
quickly approaching! Register
today to join us as we learn to
"connect with the community"
via modern newsrooms and the
push for high-impact
journalism. Register by May 20
to avoid late registration fees.
While you're at it, sign up for
the PNA Foundation's May 29
workshop, Readership: Take a
Closer Look at Your Audience.
Visit the PNA website for more
on the conference that's a "can't miss" for journalists.
Now accepting nominations for 2015 Lifetime
Achievement Award and 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. The Benjamin Franklin Award for
Excellence recognizes an individual who has made a
positive impact on the newspaper industry in
Pennsylvania. Submission guidelines for both the Lifetime
Achievement Award and Benjamin Franklin Award for
Excellence are available on the PNA website. The
submission deadline for both awards is June 17.
Training and Events
Edith Hughes Community
May 7, 2015, Harrisburg
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Multimedia Workshop for
May 11, 2015, University Park
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2015 Carrier Golf Outing
May 14, 2015, Fayetteville
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2015 Pennsylvania Press
May 29-30, Gettysburg
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Readership: A Closer Look
at Your Audience
May 29, Gettysburg
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Online Reporter Project
May 29-30, Gettysburg
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PNA Member News
LNP (Lancaster) introduces new features
Over the past year and a half, LNP has been improving both the
content and appearance of its newspaper - as well as increasing
the amount of quality content produced. In a Monday Letter from
the Editor, Executive Editor Barbara Hough Roda announced
additional new features, including broader use of color, a
redesigned, easy-to-read A2 page, and expanded space for
national and world news, as well as an additional page for
syndicated columns and political cartoons representing our diverse
points of view. Read more from LNP.
Scranton Times-Tribune offers online guide for Lackawanna County
primary election
The Times-Tribune has joined a number of PNA members in offering its readers resources
ahead of the primary election. Find out more about the online voter guide from the
People News
Longtime Philadelphia sportswriter and editor Frank
Bertucci passes away
Frank Bertucci, a longtime sportswriter and editor, who worked for
the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News and contributed to
national and international newswires, passed away on Friday. He
was a mainstay of the Penn Relays, having worked the event for
more than 40 years, and on retirement, started his own blog, Frank
Thoughts. Read more from the Daily News.
Times-Shamrock's Publisher Emeritus Bill Lynett
inducted into Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters'
Hall of Fame On Sunday, Bill Lynett, Publisher Emeritus at Times-Shamrock
Communications Inc., was inducted into the Pennsylvania Association
of Broadcasters' Hall of Fame. PAB's Hall of Fame is dedicated to
recognizing leaders whose distinguished service has contributed to
making the industry unrivaled in the world. Read more on the PAB
Express-Times names Al Kratzer its new publisher
Former editorial cartoonist Al Kratzer was named vice president of
sales and publisher Friday at The Express-Times (Easton) and
LehighValleyLive.com for NJ Advance Media. He has been vice
president of sales in Easton since earlier this year and has worked
nearly 15 years in various roles with the parent company. He said
he was excited and humbled by his promotion. "I've been given a
fantastic opportunity to work with a group of top-notch media
professionals," he said. "Together we look forward to serving our
local readers and the business community." Kratzer succeeds Lou Stancampiano, who
retired in March. Read more from LehighValleyLive.com.
Standard-Speaker names new advertising director
Lee Ann Davidovich has been named advertising director of the
Standard-Speaker (Hazleton). Davidovich has more than two
decades of marketing and sales experience and has worked in
television, radio and direct mail advertising. She comes to the
Standard-Speaker from her post as director of sales with the
Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. Davidovich replaces Paul
Ross, who was recently named advertising director at The TimesTribune. Read more from the Standard-Speaker.
Philadelphia Daily News staffers earn awards
Writer Jason Nark and cartoonist Signe
Wilkinson won awards in the annual
Excellence in Journalism contest of the
New Jersey Chapter of the Society of
Professional Journalists. Award winners
will be recognized at a reception and
program in June. Wilkinson's work also
won the 15th World Press Freedom
International Editorial Cartoon
Competition. Read more from the Daily
News on the SPJ awards and the World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon
Legal and Lobbying
Video of Director of Government
Affairs Paula Knudsen's Senate
Judiciary Committee testimony now
On April 28, PNA's Director of Government
Affairs, Paula Knudsen, testified before the
state Senate Judiciary Committee in
Montgomery County. The Committee held its
second hearing on best practices in law
enforcement and Knudsen testified about
access to police body camera footage. A
video and more information on the hearing
are available on the committee's website. Knudsen's testimony begins at 132:12 in the
PNA attends Women in PA Government Relations
Teri Henning and Paula Knudsen attended the Women in PA
Government Relations luncheon with legislators on Monday.
Knudsen is pictured with State Senator Camera Bartolotta (RWashington/Beaver/Greene) and Rocky the Alligator, the
mascot of the Monongahela Aquatorium. Rocky is up for
adoption on a weekly basis as part of an online auction, and
this week he accompanied Bartolotta around the State Capitol
Building. Find out more about Rocky.
Legal Hotline
Q: I requested access to employee information (name, job title, salary, employment
contracts) from a local agency, and my request was preliminarily denied based on the
recent decision in the PSEA case. The letter said the law requires agencies to deny
access to employees' "personal information" or allow them to object to its release. Is this
allowed under the RTKL?
A: The decision in the PSEA case does not require agencies to withhold employees'
personal information, but it does require agencies to provide notice and an opportunity
to object to employees when their home addresses have been requested. 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 The new faces of journalism to be focus of PA Press Conference session On May 30, a joint session at the PA Press Conference in Gettysburg will feature panelists
discussing what should newsroom managers expect from the next generation of journalists
and what the new generation expects from managers. The panel will also examine
whether the concept of a newsroom is even a viable model in the future. Attendees will
hear from the next generation, those making their way in the new reality of "writers for
hire" and the old vanguard looking to survive, and thrive, in the new world. Read more
about the session and panelists in the Press Conference brochure.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 PWPA
Excellence in Journalism Awards and scholarship
The Pennsylvania Women's Press Association recently
announced the winners of its 2015 Excellence in Journalism
Awards and Teresa Spatara Memorial Scholarship. The
PWPA board and contest judges were impressed by the number
of exceptional entries received for the awards. Jenny Schouppe
(right), a junior communication major with a focus in
journalism and electronic media at Waynesburg University
earned the scholarship. Winners will be honored at the PWPA
Luncheon held in conjunction with the PA Press Conference on
May 30.
Recap highlights: E&P covers America East and Technical.ly highlights
#PTW15 #OpenGov Hackathon
Two PNA events were recently recapped. In its May 2015 edition, Editor & Publisher
featured a summary and photos from America East 2015. In a May 5 article, Technical.ly
highlighted the three projects that were produced during PNA and Webjunto's #OpenGov
Hackathon during Philly Tech Week.
World Press Freedom Day celebrated Sunday
World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993.
Since then, May 3 is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day. It is an
opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; assess the state of
press freedom throughout the world; defend the media from attacks on their
independence; and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Find out more on the UN's website.
Ad-libs column: What's now? What's next?
In his latest ad-libs column, John Foust examines an effective way for sales people to
communicate with advertisers about a campaign that is in progress. He suggests
beginning conversations with what's happening now and what's the next step to reach
overall objectives. Read the full column on the PNA website.
Feathering photos in InDesign
Independent design consultant Ed Henninger offers
free tips and tricks for newspaper and niche
publication designers each week. This week's tip - how
to feather (or fade) a photo in InDesign. Click here to
see this week's tip and more. Want a free evaluation of your newspaper's design? Contact
Ed at [email protected] or (803) 327-3322.
Job Bank
The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association is seeking a web and video coordinator to
administer in-house websites and video projects. Proficiency with HTML, CSS, Adobe
Creative Suite, .Net, and CMS systems are a must. Experience with Sitefinity and Rise
CMS is helpful, as is experience shooting and editing video.
PA Media Group, a digitally focused news organization that publishes PennLive, The
Patriot-News and Central PA magazine, is looking for a full-time section editor to join its
print publications hub. The ideal candidate will have at least three years experience,
demonstrated news judgment, solid writing and editing skills and the willingness to
embrace social media.
ACT, Inc., a southeastern Pennsylvania communications firm with divisions producing
radio interview shows, business newspaper, event planning, a casting co., and full
advertising agency services including TV spots, is seeking executive contact, sales and
service individual. The ideal candidate will have a good telephone manner and clean-cut
appearance. Full time preferred. Part time possible.
For more information about these jobs, and others like them, visit the PNA Job Bank.
Entries open for Online News Association's 2015 Online Journalism Awards
Submit your work to the 2015 Online Journalism Awards. ONA is now accepting entries for
the 2015 Online Journalism Awards, which honor excellence in digital journalism. Ten of
the 37 awards come with $60,000 in prize money, courtesy of the John S. and James L.
Knight Foundation, the Gannett Foundation and The University of Florida College of
Journalism and Communications. Find out more and submit entries on the ONA website.
Foundation News Last chance to hit the links
Space is still available. Participate in the PNA Foundation Carrier Golf Outing on May 14.
Play the Penn National Golf Club while raising funds for the Newspaper Carrier of the
Year Contest. Proceeds go directly to winners' cash awards.
Tom Rosenstiel headlines May 29 workshop
A special PNA Foundation Fellows workshop explores readership.
"Readership: A Closer Look at Your Audience." Featuring Tom
Rosenstiel, Executive Director, American Press Institute, the
workshop includes the latest research from API on how audiences
engage with news and why. $49 registration fee includes continental
breakfast and lunch. Find more details on the PNA website.
Limited registration spots remain for multimedia training
At the Keystone Multimedia Workshop, beginner and intermediate journalists produce
compelling narrative multimedia stories. This three-day workshop provides intense,
hands-on training in audio, video and photojournalism. Set for June 4-6, in Somerset.
Reminder! Consulting services available for advertising and circulation
sales Top-notch customized advertising and circulation sales training is available through a
joint initiative of the PNA Foundation and Trib Total Media. Experienced leaders Bill
Cotter and Jeff Simmons provide one or two-day, onsite sessions focused on retail,
classified, major accounts and digital advertising and/or single copy and home delivery
sales. Economically priced for PNA members of all sizes. For more information, visit our
training page.
Happening now in Harrisburg: Edith Hughes Community Workshop
Today, 20 community newspaper editors and reporters gathered at PNA headquarters for
the Edith Hughes Community Workshop. The workshop is packed with sessions and
speakers who understand what it's like to produce a small community or weekly
newspaper. Participants are spending the day exchanging ideas and solutions with others
facing the same challenges. Read more on the PNA website.
Affiliate News Submissions for affiliate member newsletter due tomorrow!
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services, discounted pricing offers, trainings or upcoming webinars that they are offering.
The next edition is scheduled to be distributed later this month. If your company would
like to be featured, please submit any content along with a company logo by
tomorrow to Kristin Bleiler at [email protected] Visit the PNA website to view
previous editions of the affiliate newsletter.
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