unpleasant conditions outside …
photos by Jeremiah Robinson
seen over snow banks in the foreground are bundled up against
the blizzard outside the convention hotel.
joy prevailed inside
Cassidy, at left, his wife, Merrily, and Paul Pronovost celebrate
another of the awards won by the Cape Cod Times of Hyannis,
Mass. Patrick Cassidy, regional reporter for the Times, won the daily journalist of the year award for
the third year in a row and the Times won the general excellence
award for large dailies. Pronovost is its editor in chief. Merrily Cassidy, a Times photographer, won first-place awards for general news photo and photo series.
convention bests blizzard
NENPA soldiers on
Silverman, assistant metro editor of The Burlington (Vt.) Free
Press and a workshop presenter at the New England Newspaper
and Press Association’s winter convention, said it best:
The natural lead for the story about the 2013 convention is
that even the workshop on extreme weather got cancelled.
Outside the Boston
Park Plaza Hotel, the city’s fifth largest recorded blizzard
raged during much of the convention Friday, Feb. 8, and Saturday,
Feb. 9. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick ordered the streets
closed as of Friday afternoon, threatening up to a year in jail and a fine of $500
for those who defied the ban. Public transportation shut down
at 3:30 that afternoon with the onset of about two feet of wind-driven
nothing you can do about the weather when it gets to this point,”
Dan Cotter, NENPA’s executive director, noted.
Although the storm
might have stopped most traffic and all trolleys, it didn’t
stop the 2013 NENPA convention, however. MORE