NENPA remains dedicated to serving the daily, weekly and specialty publications throughout New England during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have created this dedicated resource page where we are continuously compiling guidelines, safety advisories and other information sources that support journalists and news organizations. If you know of other resources, or have created something that could be helpful to other newsrooms, please send us feedback – questions, comments and requests on ways that we can help you!

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Sep
23
Wed
Freedom Forum: Advocacy Amplified By the First Amendment
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Participants will learn about the American women’s suffrage movement through the lens of the First Amendment and media coverage of the movement. Attendees to this free webinar will discover how the movement embraced press freedom to fill a void in coverage of their plans and actions, creating their own diverse publications to strengthen their cause. Participants also learn how women’s suffrage activists embraced all five First Amendment freedoms and through their commitment to exercising freedom of speech and assembly broadened our practical understanding of how to apply those rights. Presented by the Freedom Forum.
Sep
24
Thu
NENPA U: Building a Relationship Between Facebook & Local News
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
In this webinar:

Without question, Facebook has had a significant impact on your local newspaper operations, subscriptions and relationship with your readers. In this session, we will dive into the current state of affairs, discuss what your audiences want and share insights on how you can leverage social platforms.

About the presenter: 

Korena Keys, founder of Key Media Solutions, is best known for developing her own unique approach to media strategy and digital marketing. This quickly earned her the business and respect of companies across the United States and Canada. In just eight short years, Keys has successfully taken her digital media firm to the front lines in an over- saturated industry. Keys has served as the president of the board for South Dakota Advertising Federation, chair of the board for the Community Outreach, held a seat on City Council, and is active in multiple community organizations that are dedicated to helping others.

Presented by NENPA University and Online Media Campus. Free to NENPA and America’s Newspapers members, $35 for non-members. Email t.cleary@nenpa.com for the free registration code.

Sep
25
Fri
Gaming Election 2020: Chaos-proof your coverage
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The National Press Club Journalism Institute, the National Press Foundation, and the RAND corporation are offering journalists a new way to prepare for the unexpected in Election 2020 news: Gaming your coverage plan.

Registration is open for this free program, which will be held on Friday, Sept. 25 from 5-7 p.m. ET. 

RAND gamemaster David A. Shlapak will present players with scenarios based on current and likely events, and each team will make coverage decisions, not knowing what the next roll of the dice will bring.

The game will surface journalists’ assumptions and test decisions as reporters and editors balance competing goals, commit limited resources, and assess tradeoffs. The game’s timeline will begin in September, continue through Election Day, and end on Inauguration Day.

Political journalists will play in teams, and observers will go behind the scenes to eavesdrop on the decision-making by competing groups. The program will conclude with a debrief that ties the game outcomes to coverage decisions you’re about to make.

David A. Shlapak is a senior defense researcher at the RAND Corporation. From 2014 to 2018, Shlapak was a founding co-director of the RAND Center for Gaming, one of six Methods Centers under the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He is a former acting director of the Strategy and Doctrine Program in Project AIR FORCE.

The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous.

The National Press Foundation is a 501(c)(3) whose primary mission is educating journalists on the complex issues of the day and training them on the latest digital tools. The foundation recognizes and encourages excellence in journalism through its awards and programs.

The National Press Club Journalism Institute promotes an engaged global citizenry through an independent and free press, and equips journalists with skills and standards to inform the public in ways that inspire civic engagement. As the non-profit of the National Press Club, the Institute serves as a beacon for journalism in the public interest.

About NPCJI’s programs: The National Press Club Journalism Institute has added weekly programming, a daily newsletter, a daily writing group, and other support for journalists since March, and has waived fees for everything due to the COVID-19 pandemic at a savings of more than $52,000 to participants like you. If you value what you’ve been learning from the Institute during this time, please consider a donation of $5, $10, or whatever you can contribute. This program is one of an ongoing series of free conversations.
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