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2 N.E. papers
among top 25 audience gainers

Maine daily wins disclosure of
jury selection

Boston graded D-
on transparency
about its spending

R.I.’s transparency website is
praised, panned

Digital First adds GlobalPost’s
international news

Maine to test
live TV coverage
of legislature

Seven Days shows steps to reform
Vt. access laws

Free Press: Vt.
cop scandals argue for access reform

Globe’s NIE tests free digital news
in schools
 
Ex-Courant exec
joins Hearst board

Loeb School to show winning N.H. newspaper photos
Deadline March 1
for NESNE's 2013
awards contest

 



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e-mail of NENPA and
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Despite unpleasant conditions outside …


Bulletin photos by Jeremiah Robinson

A couple seen over snow banks in the foreground are bundled up against the blizzard outside the convention hotel.

… joy prevailed inside


Patrick 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.

2013 convention bests blizzard
Weather or not,
NENPA soldiers on

By Alisa Dauro
Bulletin Staff

Adam 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 snow.

“There’s 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 >


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N.H. Writers’ Day scheduled for April 6

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Campaign eyes raising $$ to teach data journalism


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Using crowdfunding to finance journalism projects
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Globe’s NIE tests free digital news in schools
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NENPA Fall Conference


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N.E. papers among top 25 audience gainers


Mary T. DonovanDavid Ford IIFaith LaFleur Ames
Joel H. SekeresBarton S. 'Bart' Fisher
Raymond J. SmithPauline Wriston 'Polly' Pratt Small
Osmond Richard 'Dick' Cummings
Carol W. Brewster Andre Thomas Lareau
Theresa Asencio  • Robert William 'Bob' Keys
Cecilia A. Giroux  • Roger Patrick Reidy
Falguni B. 'Fal' HauserJohn O'Hare
Betty Williams CanescheDr. Leon Tec
Wayne WoodfordRobert R. LeBlanc
Katherine Evans


MASSACHUSETTS Lisa Srattan


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Maine daily wins disclosure of jury selection
Boston graded D- on transparency about its spending
R.I.’s new transparency website praised, panned
Maine to test live TV coverage of legislature
R.I. man leads U.S. court test of out-of-state access
Seven Days recounts steps to reform Vt.’s access laws
Free Press: Vt. cop scandals argue for access reform
Open-meeting law violations alleged in Melrose, Mass.
Mass. school board cleared on meeting complaints
Mass. authorities seek relaxed wiretap restrictions
Sunshine Week set for March 10-16
NLRB rules against some social-media rules
Court ruling against Obama might KO NLRB decision


MNPA Annual Meeting
NESNE Annual Conference, Yankee Quill Awards

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Newspaper readers’ aging not as much as portrayed
Recent reports forecast longer life for print news
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What Twitter’s new video tool might mean for news
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Twitter OKs 69% of rising gov’t snooping on users
How Facebook fares in debate on policing comments
Scribe who was early fan now thinks Twitter is ‘prison’
Flaw allows Storify to capture private Facebook posts


Columnists

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Here's looking at you, with passion and defiance

Jim Stasiowski

Design
It's easy to see: Good design is hard work

Ed Henninger

Advertising
The Four Ps of marketing

John Foust

Technology
Newspapers' future lies in investing in it

Kevin Slimp


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Be it resolved: Preserve, use, celebrate our freedoms
Gene Policinski
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