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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Through our annual journalism awards, the National Press Club seeks to recognize and honor professional journalists who produced outstanding work in 2020 for the public, either independently or as employees of editorially...

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A salute to those who wave the editorial banner

Last summer’s Grassroots Editor still sits in my stack of journalism publications. The edition announced the Golden Quill winners in annual competition sponsored by the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors.

2021 New England Newspaper Convention Sponsors


NENPA U: Using Good Old Photoshop in New Ways
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NENPA U: Using Good Old Photoshop in New Ways

This is an Online Media Campus NENPA U webinar. Members, please contact Tara Cleary at for the free registration code.

In This Webinar:
Old habits die hard. When it come to working faster and getting better results, it’s time to try to break the old production habits and learn new ways. Photoshop has so many improvements that we are often surprised by how to rethink the way we work on photos.
Russell Viers wants us to put the past behind us and look at new ways to get better results and start using the new versions of our old friend Photoshop.

About the presenter:
Russell Viers is an Adobe Certified Instructor in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. He specializes in print production and started his career in 1981 as a reporter/photographer for a small daily newspaper. Through the years, he has been involved in most aspects of publishing. Since 1997, Viers has presented in 23 countries for publishing events including AdobeMAX, where he was honored as an AdobeMAX Master. In addition to speaking, he has helped many major publications and designers learn techniques to work faster and improve quality including Better Homes and Gardens, Ladies Home Journal, American Greetings and many others!

Racism in the news: A year after the media reckoning of 2020, where are we now?
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Many newsrooms pledged to be more transparent about their staff diversity statistics and sources. Many pledged to reach parity goals or improve overall staff diversity. Many pledged to overhaul difficult environments for journalists from marginalized communities. They said they would do a better job of fairly covering our communities.

A year later, while some progress has been made, journalists of color are still largely reporting discrimination, racist or inaccurate news stories, a dearth of diversity in management, and painful work experiences.

How can we unite and overcome these challenges? How can we support each other? How do we move forward as an industry?

Join us for a free 45-minute panel discussion followed by a 45-minute Q&A with the audience. Presented by NAHJ LA.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Cristina Silva, president of the NAHJ Los Angeles chapter, at

NEFAC 30 Minute Skills: Data Visualization 101
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

The New England First Amendment Coalition recently launched a monthly educational series called “30 MInute Skills” featuring short, practical lessons on journalism and the First Amendment.

Data journalism is playing a significant role during the COVID-19 pandemic. News outlets of all sizes are using numbers and visualizations to help explain the devastating effects of the public health crisis locally, nationally and internationally. While there are encouraging signs that the virus in New England is becoming less severe, telling stories using data will continue to be an important skill for journalists covering any beat.

By attending this class, you will learn:

– How to find and obtain reliable COVID-19 data, while also understanding and explaining to your audience its limitations.
– How to create simple data visualizations using free online tools.
– How to identify story ideas, scrutinize what the data is telling you and present that information responsibly to your audience.


– Sign up to use Flourish software (free):
– Download sample datasets. Links will be provided to you after registration.
– Confirm access to Google Sheets or Excel for use during class:

Presented by Eli Sherman is an investigative reporter with the CBS affiliate WPRI-TV in Rhode Island.

NENPA U: How to Effectively Use Instagram for Storytelling
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This is an Online Media Campus NENPA U webinar. Members, please contact Tara Cleary at for the free registration code.

In This Webinar…
Instagram has quickly become a medium to share impactful, visual stories around the world. What began as a friendly photo-sharing app is now the way 1 in 10 Americans first hear about breaking news (Pew, 2020). In this session, we’ll give you some tips and tools to best share stories on the Instagram platform as well as lots of examples of accounts to follow who are using it well. If you already have an Instagram account, bring your phone and open up the app to follow along with hands-on tutorials.

Tyson’s Biography:
Tyson Bird is from Sandpoint, Idaho, and studied journalism, graphics and entrepreneurial management at Ball State University. Bird currently works for Texas Highway Magazine in Austin, Texas, as a digital strategy manager. He creates digital experiences that get audiences excited about travel and tourism in the great state of Texas. Bird loves talking about the many intersections of design, product and our world.