2019 New England Newspaper Convention Speakers

February 15-16, 2019 | Boston Renaissance Waterfront Hotel

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Charles St. Amand

Charles St. Amand is full-time practitioner in residence in the Communication and Journalism Department at...

Heather Bellow

Heather Bellow reports for The Berkshire Eagle. She is a member of the newspaper’s in-depth...

Anna Berry

Anna Berry is the editor of the New Hampshire Bar News, a monthly print newspaper serving...

Robert Bertsche

Media and First Amendment lawyer by profession, and still a reporter at heart. I help...

Karen Bordeleau

Karen Bordeleau, retired executive editor of The Providence Journal, is an award-winning journalist who now...

Ernesto Burden

Ernesto Burden is Vice President Digital for Newspapers of New England (NNE). He’s been a...

Roger Carroll

Roger Carroll started his journalism career in local radio, where he did occasional work for...

Elizabeth Casey

Elizabeth Casey is a digital media professional responsible for developing strategic publisher partnerships focused on...

Tara Cleary

Tara Cleary is passionate about digital media and design. She brings this passion and 20...

Bill Densmore

Bill Densmore is executive director of the Information Trust Exchange Governing Association. He is a...

Dwayne Desaulniers

Dwayne Desaulniers currently serves as the regional director for The Associated Press in the northeast...

Mike Donoghue

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

George M. Dratelis

George M. Dratelis has worked in the digital media industry since 1995 with...

Keith Eddings

Keith Eddings covers Lawrence, Mass., for The Eagle-Tribune. He has reported for five daily newspapers...

Thomas Farragher

Thomas Farragher, a journalist for 40 years, is a Globe columnist and associate editor and...

Diana Goode

Diana has been with the Council since May 2018. She brings 25 years of leadership...

Peter Goonan

Peter Goonan has been a journalist with The Republican, a daily newspaper in Springfield, Mass.,...

Brian Hallenbeck

As a business writer for The Day of New London, Conn., Brian Hallenbeck has covered...

Meg Heckman

Meg Heckman is an assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University where she teaches graduate and...

Ed Henninger

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

Robert Holt

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

Peter Huoppi

Peter Huoppi is director of multimedia at The Day. Over the past 11 years in...

Jamie Kageleiry

Jamie Kageleiry is the associate publisher (former executive editor) of the MVTimes Company, which publishes...

Anne Karolyi

Anne Karolyi, managing editor of the Republican-American and Sunday Republican in Waterbury, Conn., has been...

Matthew Kauffman

Matthew Kauffman, a 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist in investigative reporting, worked for more than 30...

Sarah Kess

Sarah Kess teaches Trauma Journalism at Boston University, in addition to working as the coordinator...

Shannon Kinney

Shannon Kinney is Founder and Client Success Officer at Dream Local Digital. Shannon has over...

Bill Kole

Bill Kole, New England editor for The Associated Press, oversees daily and enterprise coverage of...

Jason Kolnos

Jason Kolnos has been a stalwart journalist in the Cape Cod Times newsroom for 15...

Courtney A. Lamdin

Courtney A. Lamdin is the executive editor of three weekly newspapers in northwestern Vermont. She...

Link McKie

Link McKie is a longtime newspaperman who since 1994 has added consulting and teaching to...

Kevin Moran

Kevin Moran is the executive editor of The Berkshire Eagle (NENPA’s 2018 Newspaper of the...

Reinig Morris

Forged in the trenches of media company sales organizations like Community Newspaper Holdings Incorporated, News...

Doug Most

Doug Most is a lifelong journalist and author whose career has spanned newspapers and magazines...

Kristen Nevious

The Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH, is dedicated...

Jill Nicholson

Jill Nicholson is the Senior Director of Customer Education at Chartbeat, a content intelligence platform...

S. W. (Sammy) Papert, III

A Dallas, Texas native, Sammy Papert is a graduate of St. Mark's School of Texas...

Larry Parnass

Moderator Larry Parnass is investigations editor for The Berkshire Eagle. He was editor in chief...

Melanie Plenda

Melanie Plenda is an award-winning freelance journalist and the project manager for The Granite State...

Paul Pronovost

Paul Pronovost is the Executive Editor of the Cape Cod Media Group, which includes the...

Jason Rezaian: Keynote Speaker

Jason Rezaian served as Tehran bureau chief for the Washington Post and is now an...

Will Richmond

Will Richmond was appointed the editor of the Newport Daily News on Dec. 31. Before...

Elizabeth Ritvo

Elizabeth Ritvo has more than 30 years of broad experience in complex commercial litigation and...

Bob Sacha

Bob Sacha is a director, cinematographer, editor, teacher, photographer and, above all, a collaborator on visual...

Tim Schmitt

Tim has spent decades in various newsrooms — some print, and some broadcast. He was...

Eugene Sonn

For nine years Eugene Sonn was the familiar voice covering New Jersey politics and the...

Trent Spiner

Executive Editor Trent Spiner, 32, of Concord, leads an experienced news team focused on comprehensive...

Gregory V. Sullivan

Gregory V. Sullivan has served as General Counsel for the Union Leader Corporation for the...

Greg Swanson

Greg has led his own companies, directed digital advertising sales at major media chains, co-founded...

Chief Gary Taylor

Chief Gary Taylor has more than 41 years of full time law enforcement experience. He...

Leah Todd

Leah Todd is the New England regional manager for the Solutions Journalism Network, building relationships...

Sonya Vartabedian

Sonya Vartabedian is managing editor of features, magazines and special projects for North of Boston...

Carlos Virgen

Carlos Virgen is a journalist with more than 12 years experience in audience engagement, social...

Barbara Walsh

Barbara Walsh is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has worked for newspapers in Ireland, Maine,...

Lt. Jason Wetherby

Lt. Jason Wetherby: Is a decorated officer with 14 years full time law enforcement experience. He...

Eric Williams

Eric Williams is a digital content producer and digital editor at the Cape Cod Times....

Terrence Williams

Terrence Williams is president and chief operating officer for Keene Publishing Corp., the publisher of...

Leah Willingham

Leah Willingham is a reporter for the Concord Monitor covering the towns north of Concord,...

Tom Zuppa

Tom Zuppa is managing editor/days for The Sun of Lowell and Nashoba Valley Voice. He...
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