Calendar Of Events

A Discussion On Election Polling With Micah Cohen
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A Discussion On Election Polling With Micah Cohen


The New England Newspaper & Press Association and Society of Professional Journalists New England Chapter are excited to present this free webinar geared towards editors and reporters covering the upcoming elections.

Don Seiffert, Managing Editor of Boston Business Journal and SPJ New England Treasurer, will moderate a discussion with Micah Cohen, Managing Editor of FiveThirtyEight about the work FiveThirtyEight is doing to forecast the upcoming elections. After the discussion, there will be a Q&A with Micah.

Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight, owned by ABC News Internet Ventures, uses statistical analysis — hard numbers — to tell compelling stories about elections, politics, sports, science, economics, and lifestyle.

Micah Cohen is FiveThirtyEight’s managing editor and previously wrote for FiveThirtyEight at The New York Times.

Don Seiffert is managing editor of the Boston business journal since 2016. He has been a full-time journalist in the Boston area for 24 years.

Has anything really changed in newsrooms after protests?
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

After a summer of protests about police brutality and racial injustice, news organizations vowed to improve coverage of diverse communities and to step up their own long-promised efforts to diversify newsrooms and leadership.

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the National Press Club Communicators Committee for a candid conversation with Amanda Barrett, deputy managing editor at AP; Rene Sanchez, editor and senior vice president at the Star Tribune; and Dorothy Tucker, president of the National Association of Black Journalists. Michael McCarter, USA Today managing editor of standards, ethics and inclusion, will moderate.

Registration is open for this program, which will take place from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT on Friday, October 23.

The speakers will explore the following questions:

  • Has anything really changed?
  • How are newsrooms communicating internally and externally about their efforts?
  • What’s next for newsrooms pushing toward equity?

About NPCJI’s programs

The National Press Club Journalism Institute has added weekly programming, a daily newsletter, a daily writing group, and other support for journalists since March, and has waived fees for everything due to the COVID-19 pandemic at a savings of more than $52,000 to participants like you. If you value what you’ve been learning from the Institute during this time, please consider a donation of $5, $10, or whatever you can contribute.

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.