Keynote Speaker

Mike Blinder, Publisher of Editor and Publisher Magazine has been in love with media his entire life. In high school he held part time jobs as an intern at WPEN radio in Philadelphia and at Radio Shack where he sold the 1st generation of home computers.

While attending George Washington University he held a full-time job as a DC Deejay becoming a station manager within 5-years. From radio Mike moved to TV and eventually print starting one of the 1st digital newspapers in the United States where he was nominated by the Newspaper Association of America as a “Digital Pioneer.” Today Mike owns one of the world’s most respected media consulting firms with over 350 newspaper clients worldwide where he has trained over 20,000 of their staff on how to innovate to embrace new media concepts.
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2020 New England Newspaper Convention Speakers

Brian McGrory

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Brian McGrory is the editor of...

Nicco Mele

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Nicco Mele is a managing director...

Roy Gutterman

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner An expert on communications law and...

Robert Bertsche

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Robert A. Bertsche, a First Amendment...

John Voket

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner John Voket has primarily worked in...

Sam Fisher

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Sam Fisher recently retired as president/CEO...

Karen Florin

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Karen Florin takes great pleasure in...

Chris Crockett

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Chris Crockett is the publisher at...

Brendan McQuaid

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Brendan McQuaid is the current President...

Traci Griffith

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Professor Griffith is a former correspondent...

Judith Meyer

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Link McKie

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Link McKie has been a longtime...

Robert C. Holt lll

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner I served as a photojournalist at...

Jim Rotche

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Jim Rotche is a top-performing professional...

Leslie Garrett

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Leslie Garrett is a journalist who...

Sadie Babits

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Sadie Babits guides Cronkite News students...

Adriana Lacy

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Adriana Lacy is a journalist and...

David Abel

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner An award-winning reporter on the Globe...

Greg Lee Jr.

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Gregory Lee is the Senior Assistant...

Richard Watts

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Richard Watts is Director of the...

Lex Weaver

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Lex Weaver is the editor-in-chief of...

Frank Mungeam

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Frank Mungeam is Chief Innovation Officer...

Jeremy Fox

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Jamie Kageleiry

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Jamie Kageleiry is the former executive...

Meg Heckman

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Meg Heckman is a journalist, author...

Kristen Nevious

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner From the first time she met...

Mike Donoghue

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Mike Donoghue is one of the...

Peter Huoppi

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Peter Huoppi is the director of...

Angelo Lynn

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Jay Rosen

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | SponsorsYankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Jay Rosen has...

Reuben Fischer-Baum

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Reuben Fischer-Baum is an editor at...

Carlos Virgen

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Carlos Virgen is a journalist with...

Joanne Heyman

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Joanne Heyman, Founder and CEO of...

Liz White

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Liz White is the publisher, executive...

Terrence Williams

Convention Home | Register for Event | Program | Hotel Reservations | Sponsors Yankee Quill Luncheon | Hall of Fame Dinner Terrence Williams is president and chief...

Sarah D. Collins

Collins is a Brown Institute Magic Grant recipient,...

Lauren Johnston

Lauren Johnston is Head of Content & Programming...

Shauna Rempel

Shauna Rempel is a Canadian strategist, journalist and...

Karina E. Cuevas

Karina E. Cuevas is a producer for Telemundo...

George Arwady

George Arwady has been Publisher and CEO of The Republican newspaper since January 2010. Arwady...

Bill Kole

Bill Kole, New England editor for The Associated Press, oversees daily and enterprise coverage of...

Greg Swanson

Greg has led his own companies, directed digital advertising sales at major media chains, co-founded...

Felicia Gans

Felicia Gans is a producer and reporter for...

Greg Saulmon

Greg Saulmon is assistant managing editor at The...

Matthew Karolian

Matthew Karolian is director of audience engagement at...

Dan Cotter

Dan Cotter is a seasoned newspaper industry expert...

Stefanie Murray

Stefanie Murray is the Director of the Center...

Tom Kearney

Tom Kearney has been a Stowe Reporter since...

Dawn DeAngelis

Dawn DeAngelis oversees the broadcast, online, educational outreach...

Kimberly Kirchner

Kimberly Kirchner is Editor of The Herbalist, a...

George M. Dratelis

George M. Dratelis has worked in the digital media industry since 1995 with...

Kevin L. McCrudden

Kevin L. McCrudden is an international author, speaker...

Carol Robidoux

Carol Robidoux is founder, publisher and Chief Instigating...

Autumn Phillips

Autumn Phillips is Managing Editor of The Post...

Carmen Nobel

Carmen Nobel is program director of Journalist’s Resource at Harvard...

Penelope Overton

Penelope “Penny” Overton writes about the lobster and...

Cristela Guerra

Cristela Guerra is an award-winning journalist and arts...

Paul Lambert

Paul Lambert is a sophomore at Franklin Pierce...

Bob Ryan

Bob Ryan retired from full--time duty at the...

Janine Weisman

Janine Weisman has been an adjunct professor and...

Denise-Marie Ordway

Managing Editor. She joined Journalist’s Resource in 2015...

Charlie Sennott

Charles Sennott is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Editor of The GroundTruth Project. He...

Will Richmond

After spending almost 15 years at The Herald News in Fall River, Mass., as a...

Gregory V. Sullivan

Gregory V. Sullivan has served as General Counsel for the Union Leader Corporation for the...

Barbara Walsh

Barbara Walsh is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has worked for newspapers in Ireland, Maine,...

Charles St. Amand

Charles St. Amand is full-time practitioner in residence in the Communication and Journalism Department at...

Elizabeth Ritvo

Elizabeth Ritvo has more than 30 years of broad experience in complex commercial litigation and...

Sarah Betancourt

Sarah Betancourt is reporter who covers immigration...

Steph Solis

Steph Solis covers state government and immigration for...

Emily Sweeney

CONFERENCE HOME | SCHEDULE | SPONSORS | REGISTER Emily Sweeney covers local news and writes...

Josh Kovner

Josh Kovner covers child protection and social justice....

Noah R. Bombard

Noah R. Bombard is managing producer for news...

Scott J. Croteau

Scott J. Croteau is an award-winning crime and...

Lara Salahi

Dr. Lara Salahi is an award-winning journalist, author,...

Melissa Hanson

Melissa Hanson has been reporting at MassLive for...
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