Edith Hughes Workshop: From Editing to Managing

Formerly known as the "Weekly Renewal Workshop", this workshop was renamed in honor of Edith Hughes in 2012. At that time, it was expanded and enhanced to include community newspapers with a variety of topics and best practices offered each year. This valuable training is provided by the PNA Foundation and the Pennsylvania Society of News Editors (PSNE) with the generous support of Trib Total Media.

In 2016, we're focusing on management issues and offering the workshop to any size paper, daily or weekly.

A one-day workshop for editors new to managing or those wishing to hone their skills.  Learn to manage your newsroom! You were a great reporter and now you've been promoted to editor. How do you become a credible leader who provides effective feedback and coaching while helping your staff to succeed? Keynote presenter Butch Ward of Poynter Institute presents "Becoming a Two-Track Editor: The Power of Relationships".


Meet the president:

Meet PSNE's current president, Mike Feeley, Director of Content, PennLive/The Patriot-News.  Feeley led The Patriot-News' Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case and was recognized by the Ochberg Society with the 2012 Mimi Award, which recognizes editors who demonstrate exceptional management of stories involving tragedy or trauma.  Feeley is now leading the PennLive newsroom in its digital-first model of producing high-quality, high-impact and high-interest journalism.  Feeley has worked at PennLive/The Patriot-News for 26 years where he has been a reporter, city editor, and managing editor.

Read the 2015-16 President's Column


About PSNE:

The Pennsylvania Society of News Editors (PSNE) offers you the opportunity to network with editors statewide and find real solutions to the challenges you face. In your role as an editor, you are under the constant demands of fast-paced deadlines, newsroom management issues and ever-changing industry developments. PSNE offers editors the opportunities to meet and network with other professionals to improve our craft and celebrate the best in news coverage from across the state. 

PSNE works with the PNA to provide and promote affordable and meaningful training opportunities across Pennsylvania. In addition, we support training and contests for both scholastic and collegiate journalists to help prepare the next generation of media professionals. PSNE also plans and executes the annual Keystone Press Awards and helps organize the Pennsylvania Press Conference, where the top editors, reporters, photographers, designers and digital content producers gather to share ideas and to experience excellence through panel discussions, meals and mixers, and the presentation of awards.


Join PSNE to take advantage of the tools and opportunities editors need, including industry publications, conferences, seminars, workshops, contests and more!