Convention Scenery

Convention Scenery Speaker moments... They included times of quiet reflection, speakers as seen from the audience's perspective, and shadowy scenes framed by the low light for video displays.   Audience moments... A time for expressions of appreciation, for questions,   Celebratory moments... The audience and award winners found multiple ways to react to the joy of victory,...

Celebration time!

Celebration time!
NENPA’s 2018 convention features a new site, lots of new ideas for innovation By Jess DeWitt Bulletin Staff One change for the annual New England Newspaper and Press Association winter convention this year was its location. It was held for the first time at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel in South Boston. But the more...
By Julia Hutchins Bulletin Correspondent Sexual assault has become an increasingly prevalent topic in the news, especially with the current #metoo movement. That doesn’t make it any easier to write about or to talk to people about, as panelists discussed at a session on “Reporting on Sexual Assault: The journalistic, emotional...
Focus on people, sources two keys to enlivening local government coverage  By Nadine El-Bawab Bulletin Correspondent Even though reader interest in local government coverage has waned, it is still important for readers and an important obligation of journalists, according to panelists at the New England Newspaper and Press Association’s recent winter convention. The panelists...

Key Advertising Awards

NENPA 2018 Winter Convention Key Advertising Awards Advertising General Excellence Award Specialty Publication   Fiddlehead/Keene (N.H.) Sentinel Terrence Williams, president and chief operating officer, accepts the award, on behalf of Shay Riley, graphic manager, for the Sentinel’s Fiddlehead publication, from, at right, Michael E. Schroeder, past president of the New England Newspaper and Press Association board...

2018 Hall of Fame

New Hall of Famers praise peers, recall careers fondly By Jess DeWitt Bulletin Staff The latest members to join the New England Newspaper Hall of Fame nominations emerged from the biggest crop of nominees in the Hall’s history. Although the competition was stiffer, the new members echoed some of the same themes heard...

Journalism Awards

Key First-place Journalism Awards General Excellence   Larger Dailies Republican-American, Waterbury, Conn. Smaller Daily  Concord (N.H.) Monitor   Larger Weekly The Martha’s Vineyard Times, Vineyard Haven, Mass.   Smaller Weekly Mount Desert Islander, Bar Harbor, Maine   Specialty Publication  Providence (R.I.) Business News Weekly Reporter of the Year Dan MacAlpine *, Ipswich (Mass.) Chronicle   Daily Reporter of the Year Neil Simpson **, The Patriot Ledger, Quincy,...

Report or help?

Report or help? When, how to help in an on-scene crisis By Rebekah Patton Bulletin Correspondent Crises across the country and across the globe remain too present in today’s news coverage. Whether the story is about school gun violence or other mass-casualty incidents, forest fires, or hurricanes, the...
Fighting the ‘firehose of falsehood’ By Kaitlyn Mangelinkx Bulletin Correspondent “Fear has a lot to do with what people believe and why they believe it.” Jane Elizabeth, director of accountability journalism at the American Press Institute, used that quote to begin her session, “Reaching the ‘fact-resistant’: How to engage partisan audiences through trust and...