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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Recording Available – Reporting in a Polarized Society with Phillip Martin

We are happy to announce that the insightful presentation by Phillip Martin "Reporting in a Polarized Society" on September 14th is now available on our YouTube channel. Phillip Martin is a Senior Investigative Reporter for...

NAHJ New England inaugural Journalism Awards happening on October 12

The inaugural NAHJ New England Journalism Awards, recognizing Hispanic/Latinx journalists across the region will be held virtually on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., during Hispanic Heritage Month. The event is free and open to...

More than 50 journalists participating in community journalism track at Radically Rural Sept. 27-28

More than 50 journalists from around the country have already registered to speak at or attend Radically Rural, the two-day national summit featuring community journalism sessions. It takes place Sept. 27-28 in Keene, NH. With...

Save the date for the 2023 New England Newspaper Conference virtual event on October...

Join us for an unparalleled experience, where ideas flourish, planning becomes action, strategic insights abound, and successes are celebrated! The NENPA Fall Newspaper Conference is an annual gathering that brings together executives from New England's...


The New Wave of COVID: A Conversation with Dr. Ashish Jha
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism in this free webinar, when they will speak to Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University and former White House COVID response coordinator, on the COVID’s current wave and its impact on vulnerable populations.

Covering a U.S. Government Shutdown: Story ideas for national and local reporters
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Time is running out for congressional Democrats and Republicans to agree to how they will fund the 2024 federal budget. All signs are pointing to a federal shutdown on Oct. 1, the first day of the new fiscal year.

What do both national and local reporters need to know about what happens next? How should they cover this story and what it means for Americans? What impact will it have on Americans’ day-to-day lives? How is this congressional disagreement different from the debt limit debate which was resolved earlier this year?

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute for a free webinar with Shai Akabas, executive director, of the economic policy program at the Bipartisan Policy Center to learn answers to these questions. Moderated by Bara Vaida, NPCJI’s director of training and a longtime Washington, D.C.-based reporter.

Participants will:
– Gain confidence in covering the government shutdown
– Obtain resources for covering this story from both a national and local perspective
– Learn what led to this year’s impasse, and how this shutdown would be different
– Get story ideas to tailor the government shutdown story to a media outlet’s community

Health and Science Journalism Webinar
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Join the Institute for Independent Journalists for a free webinar on Health and Science Journalism designed for freelance journalists. Learn about effective storytelling, evidence-based reporting, and ethical considerations in health communication. Enhance your skills and make an impact on public understanding.


– Lori Leibovich, Editor, NYT Well

– Kyong Song, Managing Editor, WebMD

– Shraddha Chakradhar, Deputy News Editor for Diversity, Science

– Moderated by: Katherine Reynolds Lewis, IIJ Founder and Independent Journalist

The Science of Writing for Busy Readers
Oct 3 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The Journalist’s Resource presents an online training session with public policy professor Todd Rogers. JR is a project of the Shorenstein Center aimed at bridging the gap between journalism and academia. Its primary goal is to help journalists improve their work by relying more often on scientific evidence and high-quality, peer-reviewed research.

Everyone is busy. That’s why readers skim what we write – news stories, newsletters, emails, and even texts. In this online training session, Harvard Kennedy School Professor Todd Rogers will teach the practical cognitive science of how to write so readers fully understand what we’re telling them before they move on. It’s based on hundreds of randomized controlled experiments with publications including the Washington Post, Upworthy, and even The Journalists Resource.

This free one-hour webinar involves activities and polls and ends with an actionable checklist for participants and their teams. Attendees will learn six principles to make our writing more effective, more accessible, and more respectful of busy readers’ time and attention. The session will be moderated by Shorenstein Center Director Nancy Gibbs.

The webinar is open to all, but registration is required.

What two experts want journalists to know in a time of vaccine fatigue
Oct 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Vaccine fatigue is real, but there are multiple new angles to explore when covering health issues in your community this fall.

Cooler weather is traditionally when respiratory diseases – like the flu, colds, and COVID-19 – flourish. With so much misinformation and misunderstanding circulating on social media about new vaccines and health topics, journalists will continue to play an essential role in providing crucial information that people need to care for themselves and their families.

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute at 12:30 pm ET on Wednesday, Oct. 4, for a free discussion with two prominent health experts on what journalists need to know regarding vaccines and current health issues this fall. Bara Vaida, the Institute’s director of training and a longtime healthcare reporter, will lead the 30-minute conversation. Registration is open.

Inclusive Leadership
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join the Freedom Forum’s Power Shift Project team for a free webinar that examines eight things inclusive leaders do — not just in theory, but in practice. Inclusive leaders advance the success and sense of belonging among all staff members, especially those who have traditionally been excluded or underrepresented.

In this interactive webinar, we’ll look at:

  • Your personal growth as a leader and your understanding of inequity.
  • Your meaningful connections with individual team members.
  • Your communication, coaching, and feedback that help people succeed.
  • Your team members and whether they feel they must withhold important aspects of who they are at work.
  • Your organization’s systems and processes that knowingly or unknowingly create barriers to inclusivity.
Distribution of Content By University-led Reporting Programs
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

University-led reporting programs distribute content to news partners in many ways. Some send out a weekly email with stories, others post them to a website with a republish button, and others distribute them directly to the public.

In this discussion, Justin Trombly (Community News Service) is joined by Marcie Young Cancio (Amplify Utah), Adam Giorgi (Center for Rural Strategies), and Elizabeth Stephens (Columbia Missourian).

This is a free program presented by the University of Vermont Center for Community News.