This is a message from Terrence Williams, President, Keene Sentinel about Radically Rural 2022.

Dear NENPA colleagues,

I’m writing to all 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 on Sept. 21 and 22.

Discounts are available to NENPA members. This year’s programming focuses on the challenges journalists face covering splintered communities and the issues that divide us.

Sept. 21 I 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Covering the Divide
An exploration of how news organizations can better serve communities that are split over politics, the pandemic, guns, policing, voting, and more.
Moderator – Jim Iovino is Ogden Newspaper’s Visiting Professor of Media Innovation at West Virginia University. He runs the Reed College of Media’s NewStart Newspaper Ownership Initiative, a program that focuses on recruiting, training, and supporting the next generation of community newspaper owners and publishers.
Panelists – Tony Baranowski, publisher, and Sara Konrad Baranowski, editor, the Iowa Falls Times Citizen, Iowa. Peter Huoppi, director, multimedia, The Day, New London, CT, and co-producer of the documentary, “Those People.”

Sept. 21 I 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Better Judgment
How innovative newsrooms are changing their coverage of cops, courts, climate, and other intersections of justice to provide fairer, more equitable news reporting.
Moderator – Cierra Hinton, publisher, Scalawag. Hinton has an undying love and passion for the complicated South, which she brings to Scalawag where she oversees operations and planning. According to its mission, through journalism and storytelling, Scalawag works in solidarity with oppressed communities in the South to disrupt and shift the narratives that keep power and wealth in the hands of the few.
Panelists – Paul Cuno-Booth, freelance journalist and reporter on several alternative justice projects in New Hampshire. Molly Born, West Virginia multimedia producer and educator, now documenting West Virginia’s history and future.

Sept. 22 I 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Crazy Good: 50 ideas to make you a better journalist
Jeremy Caplan, director of teaching and learning at City University of New York Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. Caplan teaches classes, workshops, and webinars on entrepreneurial and digital journalism. He is a former Ford Fellow in Entrepreneurial Journalism at the Poynter Institute, a Wiegers Fellow at Columbia Business School, where he earned his MBA, and Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia Journalism School, where he earned a master’s degree in journalism.

NENPA members, before July 1, can register to attend Radically Rural for $129 in person – a savings of $30; or $49 online, a savings of $20. Use the promo code NENPA for a member-only discount.

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, community, downtowns, clean energy, healthcare, and entrepreneurship.

For more information on the Radically Rural Summit and to purchase tickets, visit the event’s website at


Terrence L. Williams
President & COO