About the Yankee Quill Award

For more than 50 years the New England Academy of Journalists has been honoring our region’s most extraordinary journalists for their contributions to a free press and their efforts to improve the communities they serve. Other journalism associations bestow awards for individual and team accomplishments, but the Yankee Quill recognizes the lifetime achievement of those who have had a broad influence for good, both inside and outside the newsroom. The Academy, which is comprised of all Quill winners and representatives of various New England journalism organizations, gathers annually under the auspices of the New England Society of News Editors Foundation to select the honorees. Winners are selected from among nominees that represent newspapers, broadcasting and academia.

2014-new-nesne-logo-outlinedThe New England Society of Newspaper Editors Foundation recognizes the efforts and dedication of those in New England who have had a broad influence for good in the field of journalism with the Yankee Quill award.

Yankee Quill Nominations

Yankee Quill rules state that selection for the award is not based on a single distinguished achievement in news reporting or editorial writing, or on the development of a publication of purely local impact. Rather, election recognizes the effort and dedication of those in New England who have had a broad influence for good in the field of journalism.

In other words, it is not based on a single distinguished achievement in reporting, writing or editing or on the fact that someone runs a good newspaper or broadcast show or station. Instead, it honors a lifetime of contribution to the profession. Nominations may range across the entire field of journalism, including daily and weekly newspapers, radio and television news coverage and other forms of communications that meet the tests of journalism.

The Board of Trustees of the Academy of New England Journalists, along with the presidents of several New England media associations, will make the final selection of the persons to receive the Yankee Quill Award.

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For further information contact: Bill Ketter, academy chairman, The Eagle-Tribune, wketter@cnhi.com / (978) 685-1000. George Geers, academy clerk, gnews@empire.net / (603) 785-4811

Edward Achorn
vice president and editorial pages editor of the Providence Journal

Maura Casey
editorial writer at The Hartford Courant and The New York Times

Brian McGrory
editor of the Boston Globe

Lincoln McKie Jr.
journalism teacher at Northeastern University and former executive editor at The Sun of Lowell and managing editor of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Sarah Josepha Hale*
19th century poet, writer and magazine writer from Newport, NH, honored under the Yankee Quill’s “historic figures” category

Carolyn Lumsden
Opinion Editor of the Hartford Courant

Tom Farragher
Columnist/Associate Editor of the Boston Globe

Jane Harrigan
Former Managing Editor of the Concord Monitor/Journalism Professor at UNH

Mary Jane Wilkinson
Former President of the New England First Amendment Coalition/
Retired Managing Editor of the Boston Globe

Mary Baker Eddy*
Founder of the Christian Science Monitor

Joe Bergantino
Director of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting

Karen Bordeleau
Executive Editor of the Providence Journal

John Christie
Editor of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting

Richard Lodge
Editor of The MetroWest Daily News, Framingham MA

Alan White
Editor of The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover MA

Christine Chinlund
Managing Editor of The Boston Globe

Peter Lord*
Environmental Reporter and Editor of the Providence Journal

James Rousmaniere
Editor and President of the Keene Sentinel

Eliot White
Publisher and Owner of the Record-Journal, Meriden CT

John Greenleaf Whittier*
19th-century poet and writer, newspaper editor

Robert Giles
Former curator of the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University

R. John Mitchell
Publisher and owner of the Rutland Herald and The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus of Vermont

Robert Schrepf
Former longtime editorial page editor of The Hartford Courant

Robert Turner
Former deputy editorial page editor of The Boston Globe

Jack Williams
Veteran television journalist and news anchor at WBZ-TV in Boston

Jack Authelet
Foxboro Reporter in Foxboro, MA

Leah Lamson
Telegram & Gazette in Worcester, MA

Irwin Gratz
NPR “Morning Edition” in Portland, ME

Kendall Wallace
The Sun in Lowell, MA

Gen. Charles H. Taylor*
The Boston Globe in Boston, MA

2010
Oreste D’Arconte, The Sun Chronicle
Thomas Green,* The Courant
Melissa Ludtke, Nieman Foundation/Nieman Reports
Dan Rea, WBZ
Mary Pat Rowland, Foster’s Daily Democrat
Mark Smith, Caledonian-Record

2009
Samuel Bowles I and II,* The Republican
James Campanini, The Lowell Sun
Samuel W. Fleming IV, WBUR
Jim Foudy, Daily Hampshire Gazette
George Krimsky, Republican-American

2008
Nelson Benton, Salem News
Ann Smith Franklin,* Rhode Island Gazette
John Howe, The Citizen, Laconia, N.H.
Al Larkin, Boston Globe

2007
Michael Donoghue, The Burlington Free Press
Larry McDermott, The Republican, Springfield
Eileen McNamara, Boston Globe
Jim Taricani, WJAR, Providence
Barbara Walsh, Portland Press Herald

2006
William Lloyd Garrison,* The Liberator, Boston
Gary Lapierre, WBZ
David Offer, Kennebec Journal
Chris Powell, Manchester Journal Inquirer
Walter Robinson, Boston Globe

2005
John Burke, Boston Globe
George Geers, New England Newspaper Association
Thomas Heslin, Providence Journal
Emily Rooney, WGBH-TV
Greg Stone, The Day
Isaiah Thomas,* Worcester Gazette

2004
Benjamin Edes,* Boston Gazette
Elaine N. Hooker, Associated Press
Jonathan F. Kellogg, Republican-American
Joel P. Rawson, Providence Journal
R.D. Sahl, New England Cable News

2003
Stephen A. Kurkjian, Boston Globe
Paul LaCamera, WCVB-TV
James H. Smith, Record-Journal
Harry T. Whitin, Worcester Telegram & Gazette

2002
Clark Booth, WCVB-TV
Ken Hartnett, New Bedford Standard-Times
Joseph W. McQuaid, Union Leader and N.H. Sunday News
Patrick J. Purcell, Boston Herald/Community Newspaper Co.

2001
Philip Balboni, New England Cable News
Thomas Kearney, Keene Sentinel
Alan Lupo, Boston Globe
Morgan McGinley, The Day

2000
Elizabeth S. Ellis, Journal-Inquirer
Robert Foster, Foster’s Daily Democrat
David Nyhan, Boston Globe
Sarah-Ann Shaw, WBZ-TV

1999
John F. Henning, WBZ-TV
Linda Lotridge Levin, University of Rhode Island
William J. Pape II, Waterbury Republican-American
Morley L. Piper, New England Newspaper Association

1998
William Breisky, Cape Cod Times
Rod Doherty, Foster’s Daily Democrat
Irving Rogers Jr.,* Lawrence Eagle Tribune
Michael Short, Associated Press

1997
Natalie Jacobson, WCVB-TV
C. Michael Pride, Concord Monitor
Matthew Storin, Boston Globe

1996
Katherine Fanning, Christian Science Monitor
Stan Grossfield, Boston Globe
Kenneth E. Grube, The Day

1995
Leonard I. Levin, Providence Journal-Bulletin
Reid MacCluggage, The Day
Kathie Neff Ragsdale, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune
Bernard S. Redmont, Boston University

1994
Steve Riley, Guy Gannett Publishing Co.
Norman Runnion, Brattleboro Reformer
David Starr, Springfield Newspapers
William O. Taylor, Boston Globe

1993
Betty J. Brighton, Portsmouth Herald
Bernard Caughey, Quincy Patriot Ledger
Robert W. Mitchell,* Rutland Herald
Hugh Mulligan, Associated Press
John P. Reilly, The Norwalk Hour

1992
Edward S. Bell, Associated Press
Arnold S. Friedman, Springfield Newspapers
Warren F. Gardner, Meriden Record-Journal

1991
No recipients

1990
Carmen Fields, WGBH-TV
Charles McCorkle Hauser, Providence Journal-Bulletin
Carter H. White, Meriden Record-Journal

1989
Irving Kravsow, Hartford Courant
Caryl Rivers, Boston University
James V. Wyman, Providence Journal-Bulletin

1988
William B. Ketter, Quincy Patriot Ledger
James Ragsdale, New Bedford Standard-Times
Daniel Warner, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune

1987
John S. Driscoll, Boston Globe
James D. Ewing, Keene Sentinel
James Thistle, Boston University

1986
Roger Allen, WRKO
Stanton J. Berens,* United Press International
Raymond A. Brighton, Portsmouth Herald
K. Prescott Low, Quincy Patriot Ledger

1985
Leonard J. Cohen, Providence Journal-Bulletin
George Esper, Associated Press
Sidney B. McKeen, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
George W. Wilson, Concord Monitor

1984
Deane C. Avery, The Day
Kenneth J. Botty, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
John C. Quinn, USA Today

1983
Stephen A. Collins, Danbury News-Times
Robert H. Estabrook, Lakeville Journal
Brooks W. Hamilton, University of Maine

1982
George B. Merry, Christian Science Monitor
Richard C. Steele, Worcester Telegram & Gazette

1981
Alton H. Blackington,* Boston Herald/WBZ
Richard C. Garvey, Springfield Daily News
Donald Murray, University of New Hampshire
W. Davis Taylor, Boston Globe

1980
John C.A. Watkins, Providence Journal-Bulletin
William J. Clew, Hartford Courant

1979
Everett S. Allen, New Bedford Standard-Times
Judith Brown, New Britain Herald
Ernest W. Chard, Portland Press Herald
Philip Weld, Essex County Newspapers

1978
Dwight E. Sargent, Boston Herald-American
George A. Speers, Northeastern University
Charles L. Whipple, Boston Globe

1977
John Hughes, Christian Science Monitor
Cornelius F. Hurley, Associated Press
John B. Hynes, WCVB-TV
Marjorie Mills, Boston Herald

1976
Joseph L. Doherty, Boston Globe
Loren F. Ghiglione, Southbridge Evening News
Elliot Norton, Boston Herald-American

1975
Robert J. Leeney, New Haven Register and Journal-Courier
G. Prescott Low, Quincy Patriot Ledger
William L. Plante, Essex County Newspapers
J. Russell Wiggins, Ellsworth American

1974
Robert C. Achorn, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Bob Eddy, Hartford Courant
Kingsley R. Fall, Berkshire Eagle

1973
John N. Cole, Maine Times
Thomas W. Gerber, Concord Monitor
Abraham A. Michaelson, Berkshire Eagle

1972
Thomas J. Murphy, Waltham News-Tribune
Thomas Winship, Boston Globe

1971
Barnard L. Colby, The Day
J. Edward DeCourcy, Newport Argus-Champion
Francis E. Whitmarsh, WBZ-TV

1970
C. Edward Holland, Boston Record-American
Charles J. Lewin,* New Bedford Standard-Times
David M. White, Boston University

1969
Harry Bryant Center, Boston University
Alexander J. Haviland, Boston Globe
Edgar M. Mills, Christian Science Monitor

1968
Arch M. MacDonald, WBZ-TV
Michael J. Ogden, Providence Journal-Bulletin
Forest W. Seymour, Worcester Telegram & Gazette

1967
Charles E. Gallagher, Lynn Item
Lawrence K. Miller, Berkshire Eagle
John R. Reitemeyer, Hartford Courant

1966
Thomas K. Brinkley, Fall River Herald-News
William Dwight, Holyoke Transcript-Telegram
Edward A. Weeks, Atlantic Monthly

1965
Gordon N. Converse, Christian Science Monitor
Rudolph F. Elie, Boston Herald-Traveler
Francis R. Murphy, Associated Press

1964
John R. Herbert, Quincy Patriot Ledger
Leslie Moore, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Laurence L. Winship, Boston Globe

1963
Paul S. Deland, Christian Science Monitor
Louis M. Lyons, Nieman Foundation
Henry W. Minott, United Press International

1962
David Brickman, Medford Mercury/Malden News
Guy P. Gannett,* Guy P. Gannett Newspapers
James M. Langley, Concord Monitor
William J. Pape, Waterbury Republican and American
David Patten, Providence Journal-Bulletin

1961
Herbert Brucker, Hartford Courant
Erwin D. Canham, Christian Science Monitor
Waldo L. Cook,* Springfield Republican
Henry Beetle Hough, Vineyard Gazette
Arthur G. Staples,* Lewiston Journal

1960
George F. Booth,* Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Sevellon Brown,* Providence Journal-Bulletin
Minnie Ryan Dwight,* Holyoke Transcript-Telegram
James B. Morgan,* Boston Globe
Norris G. Osborn,* New Haven Courier-Journal

* Elected posthumously