This year the New England Newspaper Convention program will include private one-on-one sessions with industry experts.

Private sessions are an excellent opportunity for newspaper professionals to ask specific questions related to their work and their newspaper.

On Friday, February 15th photojournalism expert Bob Holt will be available from 10:30am to 5:00pm. Bob will offer 30 minutes sessions focusing on page layouts regarding the story, story separation and story emphasis driven by layout. Bob will also work with each newspaper in matters concerning photo editing, cropping and page presentation of the images.

Bob is a five-time Pulitzer nominee in photojournalism and has received multiple awards from both the NFL and Major League Baseball.

On Saturday, February 16th leading design consultant Ed Henninger will be available from 10:30am to 5:00pm. Ed will offer 20 minute sessions reviewing the look of your paper. During the session, Ed will offer his opinion on key design elements and approaches such as the nameplate, teasers, headline fonts and usage, text fonts and usage, color, design elements, pullouts and more. Those who have spent time with Ed say that it’s the “best 20 minutes I spent during the entire weekend.” Or…“Ed’s advice was priceless. It had an immediate, positive and long-lasting impact on the design of my newspaper.

Ed has been an independent newspaper consultant since 1989 and is the Director of Henninger Consulting in Rock Hill, SC. He is universally recognized as the world’s leading design consultant for community newspapers.

To schedule your private session with Bob or Ed contact Justina at (note advanced registration is required!)