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Online Reporter Project Auction


Each year, the Pennsylvania Society of News Editors (PSNE) holds an auction at the Pennsylvania Press Conference to support the next year's Online Reporter Project. 


Auctioned items are typically donated by newspapers from across the state and bid on by the attendees at the Pennsylvania Press Conference.  Popular donations in the past have been sporting event tickets, signed memorabilia, hotel packages, art work, gift cards, and area baskets.

The Online Reporter Project is a three day internship for college juniors and seniors enrolled in journalism or communications programs in Pennsylvania. These student interns cover the annual Pennsylvania Press Conference and Keystone Press Awards for a comprehensive online operation, which becomes available to everyone. 


If you wish to donate an item to support this important project, please contact Teresa Shaak, Manager, Foundation Projects, at or (717) 703-3003. 

View this year's donations to the right, plus these great additions:

  • Framed illustration of a ruby-throated hummingbird by Craig Schaffer, Reading Eagle Company
  • Cases of Troegs and ABC Beer, donated by PennLive/The Patriot-News
  • Lake Erie Wine Country Basket - includes six bottles of wine, two wine glasses, bottle stopper, coasters, bottle opener, etc., donated by Erie Times-News
  • First-edition copy of "The Secret Man, The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat" book, signed by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, donated by the PaFOIC
  • "Inside Pennsylvania" coffee table books, donated by The Meadville Tribune
  • Framed front page of The Philadelphia Inquirer from the day the Phillies won the World Series in 2008, signed by Charlie Manuel and Brad Lidge, donated by The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Signed Tony Auth cartoon, captioned "Those were the days my friend; we thought they'd never end", donated by The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Visit to The Philadelphia Inquirer's newsroom to attend a morning news meeting and have lunch with editor, Bill Marimow
  • and much, much more!