Application Form - Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association

2015 Online Reporter Project
P E N N S Y L V A N I A
A S S O C I A T I O N
What are the Pennsylvania
Press Conference and Keystone
Press Awards?
Sponsored by the Pennsylvania
NewsMedia Association (PNA),
the Pennsylvania Society of News
Editors (PSNE) and the Pennsylvania
Associated Press Managing
Editors (PAPME) in conjunction
with the Pennsylvania Women’s
Press Association (PWPA) and the
Pennsylvania Associated Press
Broadcasters Association (PAPBA),
this annual two-day conference
caters to issues of importance to
editors and reporters. Whether
it’s social networking and online
innovations, writing a better story,
producing video, or managing
a newsroom, there is something
for every editor and reporter
throughout the conference.
A spirit of celebration
and excellence is evident
throughout the weekend
conference as hundreds of
outstanding writers, editors
and photographers are
recognized through various
awards programs.
The prestigious Keystone Press
Awards are joined by the PAPME
News Excellence and News Photo
Contest Awards, PAPBA Awards,
PWPA Awards and the SPJ Awards.
Unique, two-day internship for students enrolled
in journalism or communications programs in
Pennsylvania colleges and universities.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Student interns will cover the annual Pennsylvania Press Conference and Keystone Press
Awards for a comprehensive online operation entitled the Online Reporter Project.
Throughout the weekend conference at the Wyndham Gettysburg, Friday, May 29, and
Saturday, May 30, 2015, students will have the chance to work one-on-one with industry
professionals to produce a live website, conduct interviews, report on industry issues,
cover conference presentations and awards programs, and have a chance to network
with editors from across the state.
This is a chance to build your resume and make contacts for that first job! Some
students may also make arrangements for academic credit for the internship.
Students who are interested in reporting, shooting video, taking photographs,
designing a website and copy editing should apply. Applications are due by Friday,
January 30, 2015. Notification of acceptance will be sent to students by mid-March.
Submit your completed Application Form with a 500-word essay on “Why I want to
particpate in the 2015 Online Reporter Project.” Also, include a
resume describing your academic and extracurricular
activities, including your experience in journalism.
Submit six clips or a portfolio of photos, graphics or
screen grabs.
Application Form and additional information can also be
found at: www.panewsmedia.org or www.psne.net.
Completed application packages must be received by 5 p.m., Friday, January 30, 2015.
Send to: Online Reporter Project, c/o PNA Foundation, 3899 N. Front Street, Harrisburg,
PA 17110.
QUESTIONS? Contact Teresa Shaak at (717) 703-3003 or [email protected]
2015 Online Reporter Project Application Form
CONTACT INFORMATION :
Name____________________________________________________________________________________
Name of College/University _________________________________________________________________
College Major _____________________________________________________________________________
Level of Study:  Sophomore  Junior  Senior
Career Objective:  Print  Broadcast  Online  Other (please specify) ___________________________
Name of Academic Advisor ____________________________ Department ____________________________
Advisor’s Phone_____________________________ Advisor’s E-mail ________________________________
MAILING ADDRESS WHILE AT SCHOOL :
Street Address or P.O. Box __________________________________________________________________
City______________________________________________________ State______ Zip_________________
Phone______________________________________ E-mail ___________________________________________
HOME OR PERMANENT MAILING ADDRESS :
Street Address or P.O. Box __________________________________________________________________
City______________________________________________________ State______ Zip_________________
Phone______________________________________ E-mail ___________________________________________
AUTHORIZATION :
___________________________________, a student enrolled at ______________________________, is
authorized to participate in the Online Reporter Project and the Pennsylvania Press Conference online operation
as a student intern. The student will not be penalized for participating in this program. I am the official authorized
by the school to make the above statements.
School Official’s Name ______________________________ Title __________________________________
Phone ____________________________ E-mail ___________________________________________________
Signature
_______________________________________________________________________________
Submit this completed form by January 30, 2015, with a 500-word essay on “Why I
want to participate in the 2015 Online Reporter Project.” Also, remember to include a
resume describing your academic and extracurricular activities, including your journalism experience. Submit six clips or a portfolio of photos, graphics or screen grabs.
Applications are due to PNA Foundation, 3899 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17110, by Friday, January 30, 2015.