New England Newspaper & Press Association

The New England Newspaper & Press Association (NENPA) is the professional trade organization for newspapers in the six New England states: Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Rhode Island.

NENPA is proud to represent and serve more than 450 daily, weekly and specialty newspapers throughout the six-state region.

NENPA is the principal advocate for newspapers in New England, helping them to successfully fulfill their mission to engage and inform the public while navigating and ultimately thriving in today’s evolving media landscape.

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First Five Now: Speech and Sedition in 2021
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Jason Willick, editorial writer with The Wall Street Journal, discusses his recent opinion piece headlined, “Speech and Sedition in 2021,” which warns against “viewpoint suppression” of various media outlets in the wake of the Donald Trump presidency.

In the piece, Willick writes that “journalists, intellectuals and Democrats … increasingly see domestic enemies wherever they look, and are devising ways to use levers of power to restrict, regulate and boycott opposition.”

He adds, “It’s an extraordinary and ominous turn in our democracy.”

Willick joined The Wall Street Journal in 2017 and prior to that was an associate editor at The American Interest. In 2014, he co-founded and edited the Stanford Political Journal, which closely followed the campus culture wars.

First Five Now is a Freedom Forum conversation that explores topical issues and features current newsmakers who are using the five freedoms of the First Amendment to guide their work.

NEFAC 30 Minute Skills: Data Cleaning 102
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

The New England First Amendment Coalition recently launched a monthly educational series featuring short, practical lessons on journalism and the First Amendment.

The goal of the program — called “30 Minute Skills” — is to provide reporters and other citizens knowledge they can use immediately in newsgathering, data collection, storytelling, and other areas of journalism and First Amendment law.

This is the second of two introductory lessons on cleaning datasets obtained online or through public records requests. Before attending this class, it’s recommended that you first view Data Cleaning 101.

By attending this second lesson, you will:

– Advance your data cleaning skills with OpenRefine and other free tools.
– Learn how to import dirty data from websites and increase memory in OpenRefine.
– Build your facet and clustering skills.
– Learn how to split and merge data.

Requirements Prior to Class:

– Download OpenRefine (free) software.
– Have Access to Google Sheets.
– Download a sample dataset.

Taught by Maggie Mulvihill, a veteran investigative and data journalist, journalism educator, news entrepreneur and impassioned defender of our right to know. Her data journalism students have been honored with 10 regional or national journalism awards since 2011 as well as being named finalists for the prestigious Livingston Award for Young Journalists. An attorney, Mulvihill is co-founder of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting.

Workplace Integrity: Do You Qualify as an Ally?
Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join the Power Shift Project for this free Workplace Integrity webinar.

Freedom Forum fellow Jill Geisler provides practical insights for men who want to be allies to women, people of privilege who want to do more to fight inequity and powerful individuals who want to be better advocates for change — particularly during this nationwide reckoning on racial injustice.

In the “Do You Qualify as an Ally?” webinar, you will learn:

*Why being an ally right now — during a period of reckoning on racial justice and the
ongoing pandemic — is more important than ever.
*How to have courageous conversations with the right words at the right time
*How to keep bias from finding its way into decision making
*Why micro-aggressions aren’t really so “micro” — and how to stop them
*How to address the burden of “invisible work” that can harm underrepresented staff
*Real-world situations in which newsroom allies made a difference for their colleagues —
and created better journalism, too