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...
‘There is a value to good copy editing, now more than ever. If your copy is not clean, it raises doubts in the reader’s mind. ‘If they can’t spell this correctly, or if the style is inconsistent throughout a story, is their story inconsistent?’ In this highly charged political...

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...

Barbara Walsh

Barbara Walsh is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has worked for newspapers in Ireland, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Florida. While working at the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, Walsh reported on first-degree killer William Horton Jr. and Massachusetts' flawed prison furlough system. The series changed state sentencing laws and won a...

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...

Courtney A. Lamdin

Courtney A. Lamdin is the executive editor of three weekly newspapers in northwestern Vermont. She has worked as a general assignment reporter for the last nine years, covering everything from the mind-numbing complexities of tax increment financing to the thrilling life (and death) of a pair of wild turkeys...

Robert Holt

I am a graduate of the University of Missouri with a BS in Education / Paleobotany. I received a ROTC commission in the US ARMY in Armor and served during the Viet Nam conflict in Armored Cavalry. I survived that nightmare. After teaching life science for two years in Kirkwood,...
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...

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...

Larry Parnass

Moderator Larry Parnass is investigations editor for The Berkshire Eagle. He was editor in chief of the Daily Hampshire Gazette and previously worked for newspapers in North Carolina and Connecticut.