Calendar Of Events

Don Lemon On His Book: This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the New England Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and New England Newspaper & Press Association for a free event. A conversation with CNN’s Don Lemon about his new book, This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism, moderated by Carla Gauldron, Program Director, Teens in Print.

Don Lemon anchors CNN Tonight with Don Lemon airing weeknights at 10 pm. He also serves as a correspondent across CNN/U.S. programming. Based out of the network's New York bureau, Lemon joined CNN in September 2006. He is a #1 best-selling New York Times author of This Is The Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism.

A news veteran of Chicago, Lemon reported from Chicago in the days leading up to the 2008 presidential election, including an interview with then-Rep. Rahm Emanuel on the day he accepted the position of Chief of Staff for President-elect Barack Obama. He also interviewed Anne Cooper, the 106-year old voter President-elect Obama highlighted in his election night acceptance speech after he had seen Lemon’s interview with Cooper on CNN.

He has served as moderator for CNN’s political town halls, co-moderated the first 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate and co-hosted Color of Covid special that addressed the pandemic’s impact on communities of color. Lemon served as the network’s leading voice guiding viewers through the death of George Floyd and the summer of nationwide protests and riots.You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

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NEFAC 30 Minute Skills: Protecting Women Journalists
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

This free program is brought to you by the New England First Amendment Coalition.

Throughout 2020, the Coalition for Women in Journalism identified 716 miscellaneous attacks worldwide on female reporters — more than double than the year prior. The first months of 2021 foreshadow another demanding year ahead. Women experience the kind of assault and harassment that rarely affects their male counterparts. These attacks are focused not on the reporting, but on the journalists themselves, including death and rape threats. With newsrooms often lacking effective support systems, women journalists are regularly belittled, have their professionalism questioned, and endure mistreatment strictly based on their gender.

By attending this class, you will learn:
How to secure your presence online and avoid attacks and trolling.
How to stay safe while covering riots and protests.
What can be done to prevent harassment (including mistreatment in the workplace) and what kind of support you should demand from your own newsroom.

About Your Instructor
KIRAN NAZISH | Kiran Nazish is the founding director of the Coalition for Women in Journalism, a worldwide support organization for women journalists. Nazish is a long-time journalist, and worked as a war correspondent covering the Middle East, South Asia and Mexico among many other locations. She is also a Distinguished Professor at Brandon University in Canada. Nazish can be followed on Twitter @kirannazish.

Getting Beyond The Buzzword to Engage Your Community (Part 2)
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

NENPA members please contact Tara Cleary at for the free registration code.

In this webinar: Engagement is on every editor’s lips, it’s the journalism buzzword with endless definitions. Engagement isn’t just clicks and likes, sometimes it is relational, creating deeper relationships with readers, building trust between the community and the journalist. Engagement can mean community participation in news, community organizing, or building loyalty with would-be subscribers or members. Our second session will focus on 5-10 strategies and tools your newsroom can employ to cultivate the kinds of engagement you value most. These aren’t pie-in-the-sky theories, just practical solutions for refining your engagement strategy.

About the presenter: Val Hoeppner is a digital journalist, training and media strategist. She has worked in digital, mobile and multi-platform journalism for more than 15 years. As CEO of Val Hoeppner Media and Consulting, LLC, Hoeppner travels to newsrooms, universities and media conferences where she creates and leads training for journalist in engagement, change management and developing digital and mobile workflow. Hoeppner is a member of the Native American Journalist Association, Online News Association, Association Press Photo Managers, American Society of News Editors, the Recording Academy and Public Radio in Mid America.