Anne Karolyi

Anne Karolyi, managing editor of the Republican-American and Sunday Republican in Waterbury, Conn., has been urging local newsrooms to punch above their weight, strive for the best and adapt since her first cub reporting job. She's been a beat and enterprise reporter, assignment editor, and under various titles the...

Featured Speaker: Jeff Haden

Every challenge is an opportunity, and I know that sounds like a cliché, but that’s where most new industries, or new companies, or new successes, come from. (It) is when someone picks a new challenge and says, “How do I do that differently than what other people are doing?”...

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...

Brian Hallenbeck

As a business writer for The Day of New London, Conn., Brian Hallenbeck has covered gaming since 2009, a beat dominated by southeastern Connecticut’s two casinos, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, and the sovereign Indian tribes that respectively own and operate them, the Mashantucket Pequots and the Mohegans. Combined, the...

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...

Elizabeth Casey

Elizabeth Casey is a digital media professional responsible for developing strategic publisher partnerships focused on driving revenue growth for partners through Teads’ solutions and services. Elizabeth is Director of Business Development at Teads, where she manages a talented team that heads publisher development in the US. Dedicated to building...

Eric Williams

Eric Williams is a digital content producer and digital editor at the Cape Cod Times. He has experience as a reporter, videographer, photographer and podcast producer from concept creation to execution to the social media push.

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...

Elizabeth Ritvo

Elizabeth Ritvo has more than 30 years of broad experience in complex commercial litigation and has also counseled and represented newspapers, television stations, publishers and other media in libel, invasion of privacy, access, prior restraint, First Amendment and copyright matters before state and federal trial and appellate courts. Liz...

Charles St. Amand

Charles St. Amand is full-time practitioner in residence in the Communication and Journalism Department at Suffolk University, his alma mater. He also works part time as a Boston Herald copy editor. Previously he spent 31 years at local daily newspapers in Massachusetts, the last 7 1/2 as editor of...