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

Show off your successes in marketing, advertising, circulation, and promotion!

The Advertising/Circulation/Promotion division of the Better Newspaper Competition consists of 38 competitive categories, and we want you to flaunt your best ideas for everyone to see. We are encouraging innovative and creative members to enter their...

New England Newspaper Hall of Fame Nominations Close on January 5

Over the past 50 years, the talent, hard work, and exceptional accomplishments of individuals working at New England newspapers have been recognized by induction into the New England Newspaper Hall of Fame. Their dedication to...

2023 New England Better Newspaper College and University Division deadline extended

We have already received so many requests for an extension this week that we are extending the deadline to enter the Better Newspaper Competition until Monday, December 11, 2023. Starting in 2022, colleges and universities...

New deadline for the 2023 Better Newspaper Competition!

We have extended the deadline to enter the region’s largest journalism recognition program to Monday, December 11, 2023. It takes highly skilled, passionate, and determined individuals to produce high-quality publications. Each year the New England Newspaper &...


Is Social Media Fueling the Youth Mental Health Crisis?
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A growing number of experts say social media is a significant factor in the nation’s youth mental health crisis. Children and adolescents readily encounter sexual and violent content, bullying, harassment, body shaming, racism and bigotry on popular platforms, the US Surgeon General and the American Psychological Association recently warned. This fall, 42 state attorneys general sued Meta, owner of Facebook and Instagram, accusing the company of manipulative and exploitive practices that lead some youth to become addicted to its platforms, raising the risk of depression, anxiety, sleep difficulties and other problems. This webinar examines the research sparking broad concerns and the questions science has yet to answer. We’ll also look at the disproportionate harms among girls and youth of color, and at policy efforts to protect young people. Reporters will gain a nuanced understanding of the behavioral, emotional and physical effects of the nearly universal use of social media by adolescents and fresh story ideas for reporting on digital safety.

This webinar is free and made possible by the Kristy Hammam Fund for Health Journalism.