2017 New England Newspaper Convention Speakers

Thales Teixeira, Keynote Speaker

Thales Teixeira is a Professor in the Marketing Unit at Harvard Business School. There he...

Margaret Sullivan

Margaret Sullivan is the media columnist for The Washington Post. Before joining The Post in...

Peter Elkins-Williams

Peter Elkins-Williams leads Facebook’s partnerships with newspapers in the United States, working with leading publishers...

Rob Bertsche

Robert A. Bertsche is devoted to protecting and strengthening his clients’ ability to communicate their...

Mike Blinder

Mike Blinder started fresh out of college as a disc jockey who eventually became a...

Earl D. Brechlin

Earl D. Brechlin of Bar Harbor is the Editor of the Mount Desert Islander a...

Amy Callahan

Amy Callahan - a full professor in the English Department and the coordinator of the...

Dan Cotter

Dan Cotter is the Director of Sales Development and Training for GateHouse Media New England,...

Rod Doherty

Near the end of his junior year at BU, (1974) while living in Newburyport he...

Peggy Dillon

Peggy Dillon is an Associate Professor of Communications at Salem State University, where she is...

Mike Donoghue

Mike Donoghue is a freelance writer after working more than four decades as an award-winning...

Tyler Dukes

Tyler Dukes is an investigative reporter on the state politics team at WRAL News in...

Dr. Robert P. Franks

Robert P. Franks, Ph.D. literally 'wrote the book' on how important appropriate child trauma reporting...

Mark French

After earning a BA degree in advertising with a business minor from Penn State University...

Al Getler

Al Getler has worked with nearly 100 New England publications and has served as publisher...

Troy Goodwin

Troy Goodwin is the Special Events Account Manager for GateHouse Media New England, which publishes...

Jennifer Hawes

Jennifer Berry Hawes is a projects writer at The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C.,...

Laurel Hellerstein

Laurel Hellerstein received her B.A. and M.A. in Broadcast Communication Arts from San Francisco State...

Ed Henninger

ED HENNINGER has been an independent newspaper consultant since 1989 and is the Director of...

Robert C. Holt lll

I am a graduate of the University of Missouri with a BS in Education/Paleobotany. I...

Madeline Hughes

Madeline is a senior Media Studies and Digital Arts student with a concentration in journalism...

Dr. Lisa Jones

Lisa M. Jones is a research associate professor of psychology at the Crimes against Children...

Anne Karolyi

Anne Karolyi leads news operations for the Republican-American, Sunday Republican and rep-am.com in Waterbury, Conn....

Bill Ketter

Senior Vice President/News for Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. CNHI owns and operates more than...

Asma Khalid

Bio coming soon.

Stephen Kurkjian

A Boston native, Stephen Kurkjian spent nearly 40 years as an editor and reporter for...

Bill Kole

Bill Kole, New England editor for The Associated Press since 2014, has covered much of...

Kevin Landrigan

A near-lifelong New Hampshire resident, Kevin Landrigan has spent nearly four decades covering politics at...

Wm. Lee Little

Lee Little is the founder and CEO of Bar-Z, a mobile software development firm based...

Matthew Lulay

As the Director of Consulting Services at Mather Economics, Matthew Lulay oversees the consulting operations...

Carolyn Lumsden

Bio coming soon.

Link McKie

Link McKie is a longtime newspaperman who in recent years has added consulting and teaching...

Gary Meo

Gary Meo, Nielsen Scarborough’s Senior Vice President, Sales Director for Newspaper Media is responsible for...

Ryan Mercer

Ryan Mercer Bio Ryan Mercer began his career as a photojournalist in 1996 at the...

Paul R. Miller

Paul R. Miller manages the daily operations of the newsroom and sentinelsource.com, the paper’s online...

Shelley Murphy

Murphy is a reporter for the Metro section. She covers organized crime, homeland security, legal...

Shawn Palmer

Shawn Palmer is SVP, Chief Revenue Officer of RJ Media Group.  He is responsible for...

Dr. Monika Raesch

Dr. Monika Raesch is Associate Professor and Chair in the Communication and Journalism Department at Suffolk...

Larry Parnass

Larry Parnass, is the Investigations Editor (Eagle Eye Team) of the Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield,...

Aaron Sharockman

Aaron Sharockman is the executive director of PolitiFact. Aaron oversees PolitiFact’s operations, development and revenue, assists...

John Voket

At any moment John Voket can call on a virtual Swiss Army Knife of experience...

Liz White

Liz White is the executive vice president and assistant publisher of the Record-Journal in Meriden, CT...

Melissa Zimdars

Dr. Zimdars earned her Ph.D. in Communication Studies (Media Studies) from the University of Iowa...
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