Diana Goode

Diana has been with the Council since May 2018. She brings 25 years of leadership experience and passion in the nonprofit sector to the important work of raising awareness about problem and responsible gambling. She currently serves as Secretary of the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Affiliates Committee. Diana previously...

Jill Nicholson

Jill Nicholson is the Senior Director of Customer Education at Chartbeat, a content intelligence platform for publishers. She trains journalists around the world on turning metrics into action. Before that, she was a long-time Chartbeat user -- curating a local news site in Westchester, NY. In her four years...

Jamie Kageleiry

Jamie Kageleiry is the associate publisher (former executive editor) of the MVTimes Company, which publishes The Martha's Vineyard Times, a weekly newspaper that won NENPA's "newspaper of the year"contest in 2017 and 2018; a daily newsletter, The Minute; mvtimes.com, vineyardvisitor.com, and ancillary publications including the award-winning Martha's Vineyard Arts...

Robert Bertsche

Media and First Amendment lawyer by profession, and still a reporter at heart. I help writers, editors, bloggers, and media and other companies convey their message to the public while minimizing the risk of liability for defamation, invasion of privacy, and copyright and trademark infringement. On a typical day...

Tara Cleary

Tara Cleary is passionate about digital media and design. She brings this passion and 20 years experience working in advertising at media companies to small and medium sized businesses to consult on digital and social media strategies. Tara specializes in website analytics, social media strategy, evaluation of clients overall...

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...

Melanie Plenda

Melanie Plenda is an award-winning freelance journalist and the project manager for The Granite State News Collaborative. Her role with The Collaborative includes reporting, editing and coordinating coverage for the group's inaugural Granite Solutions project, building partnerships  and handling the day to day operations of the organization. Melanie's freelance  work has...

Jason Kolnos

Jason Kolnos has been a stalwart journalist in the Cape Cod Times newsroom for 15 years and cut his chops here at the Times when he was a Barnstable High School student in the late 1990s. For most of his career at the Times, Jason has been a key multimedia...
‘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...

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.