Carlos Virgen

Carlos Virgen is a journalist with more than 12 years experience in audience engagement, social media, data analysis, and the development of community news products. He is digital news director at The Day in New London, CT and helps lead the company's editorial digital strategy.

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...

Bob Sacha

Bob Sacha is a director, cinematographer, editor, teacher, photographer and, above all, a collaborator on visual journalism projects. He has created video for projects that have won the Pulitzer Prize, a National Emmy for New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming,  a Webby and the first gold medal ever given by...
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Keith Eddings

Keith Eddings covers Lawrence, Mass., for The Eagle-Tribune. He has reported for five daily newspapers in four states.

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...

Eugene Sonn

For nine years Eugene Sonn was the familiar voice covering New Jersey politics and the state house in Trenton for WHYY, in partnership with WBGO FM in Newark, N.J. While on that beat, Gene won several awards, including from PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors Inc.) for covering former Gov. Jim...

Reinig Morris

Forged in the trenches of media company sales organizations like Community Newspaper Holdings Incorporated, News of New England, Radiate Media and dozens more, Reinig Morris, Co-Founder of Friends2Follow has the know how and background to eloquently tackle any digital sales opportunity and turn it into an actionable clinic on...

Chief Gary Taylor

Chief Gary Taylor has more than 41 years of full time law enforcement experience. He also is the Public Safety Director for St. Albans, where he serves as Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director 20 years of experience in both disciplines.  Taylor has extensive training by the FBI National...

Kevin Moran

Kevin Moran is the executive editor of The Berkshire Eagle (NENPA’s 2018 Newspaper of the Year for Daily and Sunday), Bennington Banner (Vermont Press Association’s 2018 Newspaper of General Excellence), Brattleboro Reformer (runner-up, VPA’s 2018 Newspaper of General Excellence), Manchester Journal (NENPA’s 2018 Distinguished Weekly Newspaper of the Year),...