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,...

Liz Worthington

Liz manages API's program to help publishers create data-driven content strategies. She joined API after nearly 10 years as a reporter and editor for various newspapers and digital platforms. Just before joining the team, Liz served as the Senior Editorial Trainer for Patch.com where she built an editorial curriculum that focused...

Sean Corcoran

Sean Corcoran is an award-winning print and radio journalist and the Senior Managing Editor for News at WGBH News in Boston. Corcoran is a graduate of The George Washington University and the Columbia University School of Journalism. For the first nine years of his career, Corcoran worked as a...
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...

Dr. Patrick L. Plaisance

Patrick Lee Plaisance joined Colorado State University in 2002. He worked as a journalist at numerous American newspapers for nearly 15 years in Virginia, New Jersey, California and Florida, and received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University. His research focuses on media ethics theory, moral psychology, journalism values and media...

Convention 2018

The winners and the audience at the New England First Amendment Coalition’s awards luncheon Friday, Feb. 23, are shown above, clockwise from top left: Todd Wallack, an investigative reporter with The Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team, who received the Michael Donoghue Freedom of Information Award; Jane Mayer, a writer for...
How social media teams can and should combat fake news By Jess DeWitt Bulletin Staff In an era beleaguered by fake news, having a strong social media team is the best way for newsrooms to combat the spreading of misinformation, according to Jane Elizabeth, director of accountability journalism for American Press Institute in...

Mike Donoghue

Mike Donoghue is a freelance writer after working more than four decades as an award-winning news and sports writer with the Burlington Free Press, Vermont’s largest media outlet.  He also has served for more than 30 years in the St. Michael’s College Journalism Department as an adjunct professor and...
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Link McKie

Link McKie is a longtime newspaperman who in recent years has added consulting and teaching to his career. McKie began his career in journalism in 1970 as a regional reporter for the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester, Mass. In 20 years there, he was also a general assignment and city...