Meg Heckman

Meg Heckman is an assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University where she teaches graduate and undergraduate classes that support students in cultivating digitally relevant skills in verification, story craft and audience engagement. She is also the advisor for The Scope, a student-run startup devoted to telling stories of justice,...

Doug Most

Doug Most is a lifelong journalist and author whose career has spanned newspapers and magazines up and down the east coast, with stops in Washington, DC, South Carolina, New Jersey and Boston. Today he is the Assistant Vice President/Executive Editor in charge of editorial content at Boston University. His...

Bill Kole

Bill Kole, New England editor for The Associated Press, oversees daily and enterprise coverage of all six states. A longtime former AP foreign correspondent, he has reported extensively on terrorism, corruption, immigration and human trafficking from Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna and Eastern Europe. Bill worked for newspapers in Michigan and...

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...

Terrence Williams

Terrence Williams is president and chief operating officer for Keene Publishing Corp., the publisher of The Keene Sentinel. He leads The Sentinel’s niche publication, digital media, circulation, sales, graphics and print shop divisions. He’s also in charge of the company’s business development, marketing and events efforts. During his time at...

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...

Heather Bellow

Heather Bellow reports for The Berkshire Eagle. She is a member of the newspaper’s in-depth reporting team and also covers Great Barrington and surrounding towns. She worked previously for the Berkshire Edge.
‘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...

Lt. Jason Wetherby

Lt. Jason Wetherby: Is a decorated officer with 14 years full time law enforcement experience. He is Commander of the Northwest Special Response Team (Tactical Team), the Patrol Commander and oversees all Department special activities and events. His training includes training with the Special Operations Division of D.C. Metropolitan Police...

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...