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Jonathan F. Kellogg Obituary

Jonathan F. Kellogg, a former Associated Press bureau chief who served as executive editor of Connecticut's Republican-American newspaper, has died. He was 68. Kellogg died Monday at his home in Harwinton. His brother-in-law, Bill Mitman, said he died unexpectedly and the cause was undetermined. Memorial services scheduled Aug. 30
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R.I. Journal’s Reynolds goes own way in unplanned career in sportswriting

Spending the bulk of his career as The Providence (R.I.) Journal's sports columnist seems fitting for Bill Reynolds, a self-proclaimed "sports nut" who was an Ivy League athlete and English major.

But when asked how he made a career in journalism, Reynold's answer might surprise you.

“It was never planned," he said. 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 >

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    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



    New England First Amendment Institute
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    Deadline: September 4, 2015
    Presented by: NEFAC

    Bob Wallack Community Journalism Award - CALL FOR ENTRIES

    Deadline: September 11, 2015
    Presented by: NENPA

    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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