Dan Kennedy

| CONVENTION HOME | REGISTRATION | PROGRAM | SPEAKERS | SPONSORS | HOTEL RESERVATIONS | Dan Kennedy is a professor of journalism at Northeastern University, a nationally known media commentator, and a 2019 winner of the Yankee Quill Award. In addition to “What Works in Community News,” he is the author of two other books about the...

Ellen Clegg

| CONVENTION HOME | REGISTRATION | PROGRAM | SPEAKERS | SPONSORS | HOTEL RESERVATIONS | In a journalism career that spanned more than three decades at The Boston Globe, Ellen Clegg held a variety of senior editing positions in the newsroom and directed Globe Opinion from 2014 to 2018. She is co-founder of an independent nonprofit digital...

BIll Ostendorf

| CONVENTION HOME | REGISTRATION | PROGRAM | SPEAKERS | SPONSORS | HOTEL RESERVATIONS | Bill Ostendorf, president of Creative Circle Media Solutions, has helped redesign more than 750 print publications and more than 1,000 websites. He has served as a strategic consultant to hundreds of media companies on three continents. A popular speaker at industry seminars,...

Emily Sweeney

| CONVENTION HOME | REGISTRATION | PROGRAM | SPEAKERS | SPONSORS | HOTEL RESERVATIONS | Emily Sweeney covers local news and writes "Blotter Tales," a weekly column that appears in the Metro section every Sunday, and "Cold Case Files," a new series and newsletter about unsolved crimes. Her areas of expertise include history, crime, and...

Adriana Lacy

| CONVENTION HOME | REGISTRATION | PROGRAM | SPEAKERS | SPONSORS | HOTEL RESERVATIONS | Adriana Lacy is a journalist and freelance audience consultant in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the digital and audience engagement editor at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University and a freelance audience consultant. She is also an adjunct lecturer in the Annenberg School...
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Charles St. Amand

| CONVENTION HOME | REGISTRATION | PROGRAM | SPEAKERS | SPONSORS | HOTEL RESERVATIONS | Charles St. Amand joined Suffolk University's Communication & Journalism Department as its Practitioner in Residence in July 2018 after working 31 years in community journalism, most recently as editor of the Sentinel & Enterprise in Fitchburg, Mass. A 1986 graduate of Suffolk...

Dr. Mario R. García

| CONVENTION HOME | REGISTRATION | PROGRAM | SPEAKERS | SPONSORS | HOTEL RESERVATIONS | Dr. Mario R. García is Senior Adviser on News Design and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s School of Journalism. He is also CEO/Founder of García Media, a global consulting firm. He has been involved with the redesign and rethinking of more than...

Jeff Potter

| CONVENTION HOME | REGISTRATION | PROGRAM | SPEAKERS | SPONSORS | HOTEL RESERVATIONS | Jeff Potter has been working in and around newspapers since 1983 and, for more than 15 years, has edited and designed The Commons (commonsnews.org), an award-winning nonprofit community newspaper in Brattleboro, Vermont, where he has produced almost 12,000 pages with InDesign. Separately, he...
In the ever-evolving landscape of journalism, fostering the next generation is paramount. The New England Newspaper & Press Association (NENPA) and the New England First Amendment Coalition (NEFAC) proudly present an unparalleled opportunity for academic institutions to engage, empower, and recognize their students, faculty, and staff members. In a time...