Radically Rural has extended the ticket offer for NENPA members through the end of next week September 17, 2021. Use the promo code NENPA for the member-only discount. Please contact Terry Williams, twilliams@keenesentinel.com, if you experience any issue signing up.

Dear NENPA colleagues,

I’m writing to all of my friends in NENPA with an invitation to attend Radically Rural’s Community Journalism program this year; it will be staged in person in Keene, N.H., and online.

As we hope to finally emerge from a pandemic and seek out footing, I am enthusiastic that the sessions we’ve assembled for Radically Rural, Sept 22-23, can be helpful toward that objective.

September 22 I 10:30 a.m.
Building Trust: Measures to secure faith in local journalism
Speaker: Joy Mayer, director, Trusting News
Mayer, director for Trusting News, founded Trusting News in 2016; she leads a panel discussion on the ways and means local journalists can improve bonds with readers and confidence in the news they produce, all leading to a more trusting readership.
Panel: Lynn Walsh, assistant director, Trusting News; Peter Huoppi, director of multimedia, The Day, New London, CT, Crystal Good, founder, Black by God – THE WEST VIRGINIAN.

September 22 I 2:15 p.m.
Funding News: Media organizations successfully find philanthropic help for their missions
Speaker: Frank Mungeam, chief innovation officer, Local Media Association
A panel of experts provides a road map for crowdfunding, landing grants, and the future of philanthropic support of newsrooms. Whether you are a for-profit or nonprofit organization, there are ways to build more community support for journalism.
Panel: Blake Kaplan, editor, and general manager, Sun Herald, Biloxi, MS; Manuel C. Coppola, publisher, Nogales International, Nogales, AZ; Traci Bauer, vice president, print and digital content, Adams Publishing Group

September 23 I 10 a.m.
Crazy Good: Tools to make you a better – and more efficient – journalist
Speaker: Samantha Sunne, freelance investigative journalist, and expert on tech and tools, presents our annual “50 Ideas” program. This is a fast-paced romp through hacks, sources, tech, and techniques to make you a better, smarter, and savvier reporter and editor.

Radically Rural is a partnership between The Keene Sentinel and the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship. The summit features tracks in community journalism, arts, and culture, lands, and community, main streets and downtowns, clean energy, healthcare, and entrepreneurship. For more information on the Radically Rural summit and to purchase tickets, please visit the event’s website at www.radicallyrural.org.

Use the promo code NENPA for a member-only discount.


Terrence L. Williams
President & COO