New categories for 2019 Better Newspaper Competition

NEW CATEGORIES - EDITORIAL/MULTIMEDIA/PHOTOGRAPHY Best Solutions Journalism Project - This award recognizes excellence in a solutions, evidence-based journalism project that includes coverage of a widely shared problem, as well as...

New England Newspaper Conference Story Roundup

We love reading all the stories and social media mentions from our members touting the successes of their staff and publications. There have been so many great conference stories, tweets and Facebook...

NENPA Fall Conference keynote: Reader re-engagement could be as close as your next e-mail

Pick your cliche…"The best ideas are often the simplest ones.""Sometimes it's hardest to see things that are right in front of you.""The shortest distance between two points is a straight line."All three...

It’s National Newspaper Week Oct. 6-12

NEWSPAPERS ARE ENCOURAGED to replace the “National Newspaper Week” line in the ad with their own flags or logos. This 79th annual National Newspaper Week...

The Better Newspaper Competition Is Going Digital

This year the New England Better Newspaper Competition is going digital! The Better Newspaper Competition is the largest, most comprehensive and most competitive newspaper awards program in New England. The competition has more than 100 award...

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Providence Business News, Southern New England’s leading business publication, is looking for an energetic, detail-oriented researcher/writer to oversee our Top Lists feature, published in the weekly edition, special reports and our yearly Book of Lists. In addition, this position calls for collecting, editing and writing short items for PBN’s print and online reports, including front-of-book features, and news about people, real estate, charity events and our weekly nonprofit/philanthropy event calendar. This is an entry-level position, with the opportunity to grow as a journalist, but writing skill is required.

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The Day Hires Lisa Sanders As New Human Resources Manager

Doreen Madden has joined The Day as Director of Marketing & Specialized Content

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Jalbert named vice president, general manager of Sun Media Group

The Lowell Sun names Tom Shattuck new senior editor

Times editor named general manager of Cape Cod Media Group

Mike Mello was named editor of Providence Business News on Sept. 24, succeeding Mark S. Murphy. Mello previously served as PBN’s managing editor for 12 years. Before that he worked in various newsroom positions in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., including at The Providence Journal, The Associated Press, Ottaway News Service and The Standard-Times. He’s a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Bill Hamilton was named managing editor of Providence Business News on Sept. 24, succeeding Mike Mello. Hamilton previously served as PBN’s special projects editor since February 2019. Before that, he was a content editor and Sunday business editor at The Providence Journal. He was a PBN staff writer from 2007 to 2011, and had previously written and edited for the Fall River Herald News, the Pawtucket Times and the Kent County Daily Times. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Rhode Island.

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Shorter is better

John Foust

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Kevin Slimp

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Linda Conway

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Julie Slack

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