2018 New England Newspaper Conference: Schedule and Sessions

8:00 am Registration and Coffee

9:00 am Roundtable Breakout Sessions

Discuss pressing issues in our industry with newsroom leaders from around New England. Choose one of the following moderated roundtable discussions to start your day.

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10:15 am Featured Speaker – Local News Innovation Projects, Burt Herman, Director of Innovation Projects, The Lenfest Institute for Journalism

11:00 am An interview with Philip Rucker, White House Bureau Chief, The Washington Post
Join us for an insightful interview on what it’s like covering the White House in these turbulent times. We’ll also talk about how the public’s trust in our industry has been affected by attack on journalism from the current administration.

Burt Herman, Director of Innovation Projects, The Lenfest Institute for Journalism
Burt Herman, Director of Innovation Projects, The Lenfest Institute for Journalism
Philip Rucker, White House Bureau Chief, The Washington Post
Philip Rucker, White House Bureau Chief, The Washington Post

Expert Panel Discussions– A panel of speakers talk about the issue, and offer ways to help educate journalists.

2:15 pm Fake News and Misinformation with Aimee Rinehart, Peter Huoppi & Paul Pronovost – Charges of fake news have been growing louder and reaching wider in this country — from the White House to the man on the street, and the media industry is having to defend itself against a cacophony of angry voices as well as physical threats, in some cases. Some news organizations have protested the politically charged label by becoming more transparent, confronting misleading or untrue charges, even from the White House, to more than 300 news organizations nationwide committing to a coordinated effort by the Boston Globe to run editorials the same day on freedom of the press. This session will look at the issue of fake news and misinformation and what the media is and should be doing.

3:30 pm Open Records with Todd Feathers & Tom Zuppa- With the media under attack, transparency in coverage has become an ever-important tool to inform and connect with the public. However, access to public information seems to be getting harder, even information available just a few years ago.

4:45 pm Annual NESNE Business Meeting

Times TBD Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association Annual Meeting- MNPA speakers, sessions and times to be announced soon!

5:00 pm Yankee Quill Cocktail Reception

6:00 pm Yankee Quill Dinner and Awards Presentation

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