2018 NENPA Winter Convention Bettering journalists’ abilities to cover disabilities of others By Kaitlyn Mangelinkx Bulletin Correspondent John Voket, associate editor of The Newtown (Conn.) Bee, received a mass email note last year to U.S. journalists that sparked an idea to help fellow journalists. The note read, in part: “Fully one in five people (56...
‘The press is to serve the governed, not the governors.’ -- Jane Mayer, Writer, The New Yorker NEFAC award recipients rewarded for doggedly seeking public records, truth By Rebekah Patton Bulletin Correspondent Recipients of honors at the New England First Amendment Coalition’s 2018 awards luncheon did not err on the side of caution...

Christopher Goffard

Christopher Goffard is an author and a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times. He is the writer and host of the podcast “Dirty John,” which has been downloaded more than 10 million times and spent a month atop the Apple podcast charts. He shared in the 2011 Pulitzer...
‘The people who I have found to be the sharpest and most interesting are people who have moved around a lot ... Conversely the people who have been the worst to work with are people who went to one place and stayed there. I think you take a job...
Protecting public notices by making them a public service By Kaitlyn Mangelinkx Bulletin Correspondent “Here’s an oxymoron -- trusted politician.” The source of that comment, Ed Henninger, sees public notices as a tool for keeping public officials accountable. But as many newspapers have fallen onto hard economic times, public notices are becoming something else...

Jane Elizabeth

Jane is the director of accountability journalism at the American Press Institute. She joined API in 2014, arriving from the Washington Post where she was deputy Metro editor/digital. She also has been an editor and reporter at four other metropolitan newspapers including the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Virginian-Pilot; and...

Celebration time!

Celebration time!
‘There is a value to good copy editing, now more than ever. If your copy is not clean, it raises doubts in the reader’s mind. ‘If they can’t spell this correctly, or if the style is inconsistent throughout a story, is their story inconsistent?’ In this highly charged political...
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...

NEFAC Awards Luncheon

Jane Mayer will receive the New England First Amendment Coalition‘s 2018 Stephen Hamblett First Amendment Award.  Mayer, a writer for The New Yorker since 1995, covers politics, culture, and national security for the magazine. Mayer is perhaps best known for her accountability journalism and her ability to expose the underpinnings...