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.

The 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.

Yankee Quill
c/o NENPA
370 Common Street – 3rd Floor, Suite 319
Dedham, MA 02026

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

More info coming soon!

Weekday Newspapers

The Republican
Springfield, MA

The Patriot Ledger
Quincy, MA

The Day
New London, CT

Valley News
Lebanon, NH

Portsmouth Herald
Portsmouth, NH

Sunday Newspapers

Sunday Telegram
Worcester, MA

Republican-American
Waterbury, CT

The MetroWest Daily News
Framingham, MA

Valley News
Lebanon, NH

Weekly Newspapers

The Ellsworth American.
Ellsworth, ME

The Vermont Standard
Woodstock, VT

North ° East Independent
North Kingstown / East Greenwich, RI

 

Specialty Newspapers

Providence Business News
Providence, RI

Weekday Newspapers

New Hampshire Union Leader
Manchester, NH

The Day
New London, CT

The Standard-Times
New Bedford, MA

Daily Hampshire Gazette
Northampton, MA

Gloucester Daily Times
Gloucester, MA

Sunday Newspapers

Sunday Telegram
Worcester, MA

Cape Cod Times
Hyannis, MA

The MetroWest Daily News
Framingham, MA

The Telegraph
Nashua, NH

Weekly Newspapers

The Ellsworth American.
Ellsworth, ME

Marshfield Mariner
Marshfield, MA

North ° East Independent
North Kingstown / East Greenwich, RI

 

Specialty Newspapers

Providence Business News
Providence, RI

Weekday Newspapers

Bristol Press
Bristol, CT

The Recorder
Greenfield, MA

The MetroWest Daily News
Framingham, MA

The Standard-Times
New Bedford, MA

Cape Cod Times
Hyannis, MA

Telegram & Gazette
Worcester, MA

Sunday Newspapers

Foster’s Sunday Citizen
Dover, NH

Record-Journal
Meriden, CT

The MetroWest Daily News
Framingham, MA

Cape Cod Times
Hyannis, MA

The Republican
Springfield, MA

Weekly Newspapers

Wayland Town Crier
Wayland, MA

The Inquirer & Mirror
Nantucket, MA

The Ellsworth American
Ellsworth, ME

 

Specialty Newspapers

The Catholic Transcript
Bloomfield, CT

Weekday Newspapers

Sentinel & Enterprise
Fitchburg, MA

Concord Monitor
Stamford, CT

The Day
New London, CT

Cape Cod Times
Hyannis, MA

Telegram & Gazette
Worcester, MA

Sunday Newspapers

Foster’s Sunday Citizen
Dover, NH

Concord Monitor
Concord, NH

The MetroWest Daily News
Framingham, MA

Cape Cod Times
Hyannis, MA

The Republican
Springfield, MA

The Sunday Telegram
Worcester, MA

Weekly Newspapers

The Narragansett Times
N. Kingstown, RI

The Inquirer and Mirror
Nantucket, MA

The Ellsworth American
Ellsworth, ME

 

Specialty Newspapers

Vermont Woman Newspaper
South Hero, VT

Alternative Weekly Newspapers

The Boston Phoenix
Boston, MA