New England Newspaper & Press Association

The New England Newspaper & Press Association (NENPA) is the professional trade organization for newspapers in the six New England states: Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Rhode Island.

NENPA is proud to represent and serve more than 450 daily, weekly and specialty newspapers throughout the six-state region.

NENPA is the principal advocate for newspapers in New England, helping them to successfully fulfill their mission to engage and inform the public while navigating and ultimately thriving in today’s evolving media landscape.

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Write what you know: ‘Fix What You Can’ & ‘Love You Hard’
Oct 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

What does it take to turn your memories into a memoir? When is the right time to write a memoir about your life? How do you report on your own experiences and fact-check them? How do you determine what you don’t know and decide what to leave out? And when, and how, do you tell the people closest to you about their role in the narrative?

These issues will be discussed in a 45-minute free program from the National Press Club Journalism Institute with memoirists Mindy Greiling, author of “Fix What You Can: Schizophrenia and a Lawmaker’s Fight for her Son”; Abby Maslin, author of “Love You Hard: A Memoir of Marriage, Brain Injury, and Reinventing Love”; journalist Angela Greiling Keane, managing editor, states and Canada at POLITICO, whose family played a role in both memoirs; with moderator Aly Colón, Knight Professor of Media Ethics at Washington & Lee University.

The discussion will also address:
– Ethical dilemmas in memoir writing and how to overcome them
– Techniques and tools for memoir writing
– What other memoirists didn’t tell you

Design Hacks: How to create social media posts
Oct 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Visual social media posts are no longer a nicety — they are a necessity. Not all teams, though, have the resources to devote to designing and creating social media posts that sing.

Learn how to stop skimmers in their scrolls with visually dynamic social media messaging. During this free hands-on workshop, participants will practice design fundamentals while creating posts from start to finished product. This session is designed for journalists and communicators who don’t regularly produce graphics but find themselves taking on some of that work right now.

This program is a followup to our June program, “Design Hacks: How to create visuals when it’s not usually your job.” You do not have to have attended that program to benefit from this session.

Beth Francesco, the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s senior director, will cover:

– free tools and resources for producing social media graphics;
– design tips for conceptualizing and producing graphics quickly; and
– hands-on, step-by-step examples to walk you through the process.

NENPA U: Leading Your Team Through Disruptive Change
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NENPA U: Leading Your Team Through Disruptive Change

Presented by NENPA University and Online Media Campus. Free to NENPA and America’s Newspapers members, $35 for non-members. Email for the free registration code.

In this webinar:
How do leaders like you get the productive and creative best from employees during today’s unpredictable world of change? What is required of you? What insights and practices do you need to commit to?

This 60-minute webinar will show you:
1. How leaders need to think and talk about the many forms of disruption touching our businesses, our communities, and our employee’s daily lives.
2. The five predictable responses to change you will see and hear from your employees.
3. A leadership tool you can use to help others continually adjust and innovate as you face new challenges and unexpected change.

You’ll end this webinar with a vision and leadership tool to keep moving forward with your employees rather than get stuck doing what you have always done. Standing still in times of great change is not a winning strategy.

About the presenter:
Mike Wagner is president of White Rabbit, a business consultancy he founded in 2004. He is a skilled communicator, facilitator and business consultant. Wagner serves leadership teams in the creation of competitive advantage and growth strategies. His approach is a unique combination of leadership development and organizational culture, informed by the tools and process of “design thinking.” He has been speaking professionally for over 30 years. He started his career as a pastor and church planter before entering the business world. Wagner engages audiences with fresh ideas and tells compelling stories to inspire them to keep creating! His mission is to release the wisdom and capacity of each organization he serves.

NENPA U: Using Data to Inform and Improve Your Journalism
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NENPA U: Using Data to Inform and Improve Your Journalism

Presented by NENPA University and Online Media Campus. Free to NENPA and America’s Newspapers members, $35 for non-members. Email for the free registration code.

In this webinar:
All publishers want to become indispensable to their audiences. They want to know what drives engagement and subscriptions, how to make their work part of a reader’s daily habit and how deeply to cover topics that matter. Those questions are not easily answered with conventional web analytics that were never intended for journalists. What people click on, spend time with, subscribe to and share can reveal why they rely on a publisher for their news and information. But data overload can become overwhelming, even paralyzing to decision making.

With insights from the American Press Institute’s Metrics for News software and services, we will discuss which measures of engagement to focus on (hint: not just pageviews) and how to define success. Through a series of 11 lessons on using metrics for newsroom change (gathered from our work with 100+ newsroom partners), participants will learn how to prioritize which metrics to track and tips for leveraging the data-collection tool(s) they already use.

About the presenter:
Katie Kutsko is a graduate of the University of Kansas and the education & strategy manager for the American Press Institute’s Metrics for News program. She empowers prospective and newly-signed partners to understand how MFN’s suite of products can help them build a loyal and engaged audience over time. While at KU, she served as editor-in-chief at the University Daily Kansan, where she led a newsroom transformation from a print mindset to a digital-first operation. She has interned at the Chicago Tribune, Indianapolis Star and Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World.