America East offers something for everyone


The America East Media Business and Technology Conference, administered by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, welcomes more than 95 industry-leading presenters and moderators to the 2017 event. This year’s conference features a solid mix of both print and digitally-focused sessions for attendees.

Over the course of the two-and-a-half-day conference, America East will host more than 30 sessions, including a keynote presentation by Margaret Sullivan of the Washington Post. Sullivan, who has worked as an editor, columnist, and reporter at The Buffalo News and The New York Times, will share her insight and commentary on issues and challenges facing the news media industry.

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America East 2017 preparations underway

The 2017 event will once again feature ample general and breakout educational sessions, interactive hands-on workshops and multiple networking opportunities on the robust trade show floor. Industry leaders will address hot topics and discuss current trends in both the print and digital sides of the news media landscape. 

A sampling of session topics will include:

  • Technology Trends to Watch
  • Leveraging the Legacy
  • News on the Go: Developments in Mobile
  • The Changing Newsroom Model
  • Product & Project Management
  • Making Sense of the Numbers
  • Recruitment Strategies
  • The New Circulation Department
  • Health & Safety Updates
  • Community Newspapers Doing Things Right

2017 Trade show floor enhancements include guided exhibit hall tours and vendor speed networking, allowing for alternative ways to connect with and learn about the products and services offered by our exhibiting partners.

Top 5 reasons to attend:

  1. Notable Speakers:

     "The speaker lineup at America East is always top-notch. Each year, we bring people who know the news media industry and know how to share ideas that work." - Tom Northrop, Publisher, Observer Publishing Company
  2. Networking Opportunities:

    "I think the valuable thing is just seeing all the technology [and] interacting with your peers because really we’re all in the same situation.” -James Grandy, Assistant General Manager, The Daily Gazette Co.
  3. Largest aggregation of industry vendors in one place:

    “It’s a good place to meet with our customers. America East gets the whole industry together. It’s really the only chance you get anymore.” -Brian Dempsy, Sales Specialist, Vision Data, Rensselaar, N.Y.
  4. Showcases leading technology:

    "The biggest part of my job is working with the latest technology available and America East is a place where I can learn about it." -Bob Miller, Director of Prepress Operations, The Times News (Lehighton).
  5. Practical session topics:

    “When we go back to work, we feel invigorated by the ideas we’ve learned here at America East.” -Kathy Carpenter, Circulation Director, The Times News (Lehighton).

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America East is administered by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association:

The conference is supported by the following organizations:
    Editor & Publisher
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