Margaret Sullivan named 2017 America East keynote

by PNA Communications Team | Nov 16, 2016

Cara Neil
Phone: (717) 703-3071 


HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 16, 2016 – The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association (PNA) is excited to announce the addition of Margaret Sullivan, media columnist for The Washington Post, as the 2017 America East keynote speaker on Monday, April 10 at the Hershey Lodge. 

Sullivan, one of the leading thinkers and writers about the craft and business of journalism, will deliver the keynote address at a critical time for the media. In today’s rapidly-changing political, economic and news media environment, the U.S. media is grappling with titanic change on a scale never seen before. Sullivan is uniquely suited to address these issues. As public editor of The New York Times, she provided some of the most thoughtful analyses of the state of journalism. As editor of the Buffalo News, she had firsthand experience managing through the industry’s changes. And now, as media columnist for The Washington Post, she provides regular commentary and insight on what’s happening in journalism and media. Sullivan’s speech to America East will address many of the enormous issues and challenges facing those attending the conference. 

About America East:
America East is administered by the PNA and 14 co-sponsoring state press associations and media partners.

The 2017 conference will feature sessions on revenue and audience growth, leveraging legacy products, video, data, new news models, innovation, mobile and more. With its convenient location in Hershey, America East is the largest regional conference for the news media industry on the East Coast.

The 2017 America East Conference is April 10-12 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa. For more information, visit the America East website at

About PNA:
The PNA, founded in 1925, is the nonprofit trade association for print and digital media in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Its mission is to advance the business interests of Pennsylvania news media organizations and to promote a free and independent press. It has more than 300 newspaper and media-related members, including daily, weekly, and college newspapers and online-only publications.