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James R. Costello Sr., president and publisher of the Sun Journal of Lewiston, Maine

James R. Costello Sr., 81, of Scarborough, died on Thursday, July 9, at home surrounded by family following a courageous eight-month battle with cancer.

Born on June 14, 1934, in Lewiston, son of Russell Hill and Jane Cassidy Costello, he graduated from Lewiston High School and the University of Maine. He served in the U.S. Army European Theater of Operations 1956-1957.

He was married to Janice Callahan on July 12, 1958. Together they had five children and eight grandchildren. Read More >

Movement encourages holistic  coverage of community calamities

The restorative narrative, not a new concept in the news media but newly named, is a genre of journalism being studied and bolstered by a Haine Falls, N.Y.-based organization, Images and Voices of Hope.!

Images and Voices of Hope, a nonprofit that looks at how the news media can affect positive change, has recently begun a movement to define and outline a slightly modified term that the organization borrowed from a piece in The New Yorker.

Restorative narratives focus on the entire journey that a person or community undergoes in the wake of a disaster, rather than centering news coverage solely on “tragedy, despair, and loss,” according to Images and Voices of Hope’s managing director, Mallary Tenore. Read More >

Adding mobile platforms a matter of money, time and corporate affiliation

As publications in New England try to adapt to the increasing number of readers on mobile devices, some of them have been able to make more progress than others.

"Being able to create an app is just a matter of financial investment," said Walter Bird, editor of Worcester (Mass.) Magazine. "There are a lot of newspapers out there with apps, and we are fighting our way in this digital age."

In 2014, 78 percent of smartphone owners reported using their device to get news, according to a study by the American Press Institute. Read More >

Conway named new executive director of New England Newspaper and Press Association

The New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) has appointed Linda Conway, a veteran manager with NENPA, as its new executive director.

Conway most recently has been advertising and business development director for NENPA. She began working with one of NENPA’s two predecessor organizations, the New England Press Association, in 1995. Read More >

Another imperative for mobiles and social media: Reaching younger readers

With the Internet craze in full bloom and social media popularity at an all-time high, students and young professionals must be the most well-rounded news consumers, right?

Not necessarily. Read More >


Events and opportunities
for New England newspaper professionals

    New England Newspaper Conference

    Date: October 8, 2015
    Presented by: NENPA

    Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel
    1360 Worcester Rd, Natick MA

    Yankee Quill Dinner

    Date: October 8, 2015
    Presented by: NESNE

    Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel
    1360 Worcester Rd, Natick MA

    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Sevellon Brown New England Journalist of the Year

    Deadline: August 10, 2015
    Presented by: NESNE

    The Art of Column Writing

    Date: September 17, 2015
    Presented by: Suzette Martinez Standring

    Show Me the Money

    Date: September 24, 2015
    Presented by: NENPA Ad Council

    Reporters Legal Toolbox

    Date: September 29, 2015
    Presented by: Rob Bertsche

    Effective Program Management

    Date: October 22, 2015
    Presented by: Irene Mauch

    Getting that First Appointment

    Date: November 5, 2015
    Presented by: Kurt Sima

    NENPA University Workshops
    Location: NENPA Headquarters
    370 Common Street, Dedham MA


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