New England Newspaper & Press Association

The New England Newspaper & Press Association (NENPA) is the professional trade organization for newspapers in the six New England states: Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Rhode Island.

NENPA is proud to represent and serve more than 450 daily, weekly and specialty newspapers throughout the six-state region.

NENPA is the principal advocate for newspapers in New England, helping them to successfully fulfill their mission to engage and inform the public while navigating and ultimately thriving in today’s evolving media landscape.

Latest eBulletin

Deadline extended for Colleges and Universities to enter 2022 Better Newspaper Competition!

We have received so many requests for an extension this week that we are extending the deadline to enter the Better Newspaper Competition until Monday, December 12. This gives you an extra 10 days to prepare...

Deadline extended to enter 2022 Better Newspaper Competition!

We have received so many requests for an extension this week that we are extending the deadline to enter the Better Newspaper Competition until Monday, December 12. This gives you an extra 10 days to prepare...

Program Announced for December 8 Online New England Newspaper Conference!

We are excited to announce the program for the New England Newspaper Conference, taking place on Thursday, December 8, 2022. We have a top-notch program of speakers and sessions that will cover the most relevant...

New England Newspaper Hall Of Fame Nominations Are Open

Nominations are now being accepted for the New England Newspaper Hall of Fame, recognizing the most outstanding newspaper professionals from throughout our six-state region. More than 100 individuals have been singled out over the past 50...


6 Key Pillars to Maximizing Data & Insights
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Newspapers invented first-party data. Yet, many publishers lack a first-party data strategy and an actionable 360-degree customer view.

This webinar will cover:
• How to leverage the first-party data you already have
• Actioning behavioral intent and content insights to increase new subscribers, renewals and sign ups
• Understanding and knowing the “WHO” is the key ingredient to personalization—no matter the channel
• Plus, get out your BINGO markers for some BINGO fun! This interactive exercise will help determine if you are ready for digital transformation.

Attend this free webinar with Joanne Persico, President/Co-Founder of ONEcount as she covers real world best practices and lessons learned from over two decades of working with b2b publishers, membership-driven associations, newspapers and event-based media companies.

Click here to register for this free webinar.

DEI Workshops for Newsroom Leaders – DEI for managers
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Granite State News Collaborative (GSNC) announced it will continue to sharpen its focus on diversity in the Granite State by partnering with Organizational Ignition, LLC to engage in conversations that will foster a deeper understanding of the issues involved and the ways we can become a more perfect union.

To that end, GSNC is hosting four DEI Workshops for Newsroom Leaders beginning Sept. 29. James McKim, managing partner of Organizational Ignition and president of the Manchester, NH chapter of the NAACP, will lead each two-hour, virtual workshop.

These workshops are ideal for newsroom leadership including publishers, managing editors, editors, and hiring managers among others. These workshops are free and open to members of The Granite State News Collaborative, NH Press Association, and NENPA.

Attendance at all of the workshops is not required but is recommended. Registration is required as space is limited.

Questions: Contact, Granite State News Collaborative Director Melanie Plenda at

These workshops were made possible through grant funding to The Granite State News Collaborative from the Endowment for Health.

NENPA U: How to Have Your Best Sales Year Yet
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

NENPA members please contact Tara Cleary at, for the free registration code.

About this webinar:
This one-of-a-kind session will help you review 2022 and plan for 2023! This will be all meat. No fat. You and your teams should be there. You’ll get 3 tips every 30 minutes on how to WIN, MORE, FASTER  in SALES!

About the presenter:
Daniel Grissom has helped many global organizations increase their performance like Google, IBM, Bloomberg, Walgreens, and the NASDAQ just to name a few. He has served these companies and others in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the USA. He has earned an MBA, an honorary Ph.D., and CSP—a designation held which symbolizes excellence in speaking, which is held by less than 7% of presenters worldwide.

With deep knowledge and experience in business development, personal development, and spiritual development, Daniel has a proven track record of inspiring individuals and organizations to improve performance. He is a world-class communicator, able to connect with professionals at all levels, from Representatives to Executives, and within many disciplines, from Sales to Customer Service to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Student Statehouse Reporting Programs
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join the University of Vermont Center for Community News for a free community journalism lecture.

As the number of full-time statehouse reporters has decreased, student reporters in University/College led programs are stepping in to fill the gap and provide high-quality experiential learning for the students. Here we hear from four of those programs; Colleen Steffen with Indiana’s Statehouse Files, Alex Bryan-Campos with VCUs Capitol News Service, Chris Drew with LSU’s statehouse news bureau, and Rafael Lorente with Maryland’s Capitol News Service. For more details see the case studies here. The panel is moderated by Kathleen McElroy of UT’s Moody School of Communication in Austin.

What are colleges and universities doing about the local news crisis?
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join the University of Vermont Center for Community News for a free community journalism lecture.

More than 100 colleges and universities are coordinating programs to provide local reporting. In this panel, Lara Salahi, of Endicott College, and Christina Smith, of Georgia College will discuss their research on these collaborations. Salahi, an award-winning journalist, started a partnership at Endicott College and Smith worked for 13 years as a community newspaper reporter and is now a weekly newspaper scholar. Also joining Salahi and Smith is Meg Heckman, from Northeastern University, the founder of a local media initiative and a fellow scholar, and Mark Berkey-Gerard, from Rowan University, who has identified more than a hundred news-academic collaborations partnerships in the U.S. and conducted surveys and interviews on key benefits and challenges. Christina Smith will moderate.