The New England Newspaper & Press Association will hold their annual Winter Convention on February 7-8, 2020 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. The convention brings in approximately 500 media industry professionals who can attend more than 25 sessions over the two-day period.

A special Academic Sponsorship package is being offered for this educational event, which includes your Academic Membership through 2021 and more.

So far 12 schools have taken advantage of this package; the University of Rhode Island, Boston University, Merrimack College, Emerson College, Endicott College, University of Southern Maine, Franklin Pierce College, Roger Williams University, Suffolk University, Colby College, Bridgewater State University and Eastern Nazarene College.

NENPA produces two large events each year that are jam-packed with workshops, training sessions, seminars and panels that address the latest developments, opportunities and obstacles that our members are confronting.

Academic membership is a great benefit for your journalism and communication educators and students to be active in the industry. 
In addition, NENPA members have access to nearly 150 free online webinars through Online Media Campus.

If you have a student run newspaper, our affiliate organization, the New England Society of Newspaper Editors (NESNE) sponsors a Best College Student Newspaper award and the New England Newspaper & Press Association sponsors the New England Journalism Educator of the Year award. Both awards are presented annually at the NESNE spring awards celebration.

The 2020 academic sponsorship package includes the following:

  • Free convention session registration for students and educators (no limit)
  • Opportunity to attend a minimum of 25 workshops over the 2 day event
  • Network with the industry’s best media professionals 
  • Professional  academic membership with NENPA through 2021
  • Professional resumes review for students
  • Professional photography advice

As a bonus, all students who attend the convention and are graduating through June 2020 will be given a free NENPA membership valid through June 30, 2021.

If you’re interested in Academic Membership and sponsorship of our Winter Convention please contact Christine Panek at and by phone at (781) 281-7284.

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