New England Newspaper Conference

Thursday, October 11, 2018 | Crowne Plaza Hotel |  1360 Worcester St., Natick, MA 01760


Opens at 8:00 a.m.

New England Newspaper Awards Luncheon: 

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Yankee Quill Dinner :

5 p.m. Cocktail Reception (cash bar)
6 p.m. Dinner and Awards Presentation

The 2018 conference will feature two expert speakers:

Burt Herman, Director of Innovation Projects, The Lenfest Institute for Journalism

Philip Rucker, White House Bureau Chief, The Washington Post

About The New England Newspaper Conference

In October each year NENPA conducts a one-day conference for hundreds of top executives from the newspapers in New England. The day is typically centered on a theme that is especially relevant and timely for our members, and it includes several speakers, panels and sessions that each addresses a different aspect of the common theme. The conference is usually headlined by a well-known expert or luminary.

The centerpiece of the NENPA Fall Conference is our annual New England Newspaper of the Year awards luncheon at which we honor the very best newspapers in the region. This is a unique competition, because, unlike any other designation of this sort in the newspaper industry, the winners are judged by the audience. Panels of newspaper readers decide upon the winners.

The awards luncheon also honors the recipients of NENPA’s annual Publick Occurrences awards, the New England First Amendment Award, the Allen B. Rogers Award for the best editorial of the year in New England, the AP Sevellon Brown Journalist of the Year Award, and the Bob Wallack Community Journalism Award.

NENPA has an uncommon approach to the Newspaper of the Year judging. The follow-up session at the conference presents an analysis of the reader judges results epitomizing the two-pronged goal of the NENPA recognition programs – to pay tribute to the star performers at newspapers in our region while simultaneously helping all of our members identify truly successful practices that they can adopt for their own publications.

Book your hotel reservations here using group code NEN or call 508-653-8800. A block of rooms have been reserved at a special NENPA group rate. Reservations must be made by September 28, 2018 to take advantage of the special rate.

Conference Information

Welcome to the 2017 New England Newspaper Convention. Get set for two days jam-packed with expert insight, best practices, actionable advice, new ideas and training that staff from all areas of your organization can take home and put to use immediately…

About the Speakers

This year’s convention features an incredible lineup of speakers including a keynote address from digital expert Thales Teixeira. Sessions will be led by well respected educators, top industry professionals, and innovative experts that serve our industry!