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 adviser.  Mike is a frequent invited speaker on a wide range of journalism topics locally and as far away as Ireland.  He has covered every beat in a newsroom, including a 12-year stint in the sports department. Mike has been elected to five Halls of Fame and serves as vice president of the New England First Amendment Coalition.