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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UPCOMING WEBINARS

Sep
29
Thu
How psychological science can help journalists combat election misinformation
Sep 29 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Journalism and democracy have been upended by the growth of mis- and dis-information. Countering it effectively requires understanding why people are susceptible, targeted, and how they can become more resilient. Psychological research can teach journalists how to prebunk disinformation and convey credibility in ways that readers, viewers, and listeners can process, which is more essential than ever as November’s elections near.

Register now to join the National Press Club Journalism Institute, the American Psychological Association, and PEN America for a free program on Thursday, Sept. 29 to learn how to use these strategies for coverage that informs and empowers your community as it prepares to vote and to discuss the ways disinformation has affected the practice of journalism. The program, which will be held on Zoom, will begin at 11:30 a.m. ET and be followed by a Q&A session.

Panelists include:

  • Dolores Albarracín, Alexandra Heyman Nash University Professor; Director, Social Action Lab; Director, Science of Science Communication Division, Annenberg Public Policy Center
  • Tiffany Hsu, reporter on the technology team, covering misinformation and disinformation, New York Times
  • Jay Van Bavel, Director, Social Identity & Morality Lab and Associate Professor of Psychology and Neural Science, New York University

Participants will learn:

  • How misinformation and disinformation is impacting journalists and newsrooms, including findings from a recent PEN America survey
  • The latest scientific research from the nation’s leading psychologists about how to infuse proven methods of prebunking and inoculation in your reporting
  • What tactics make a piece of misinformation or disinformation go viral and how to inoculate the public against it, especially targeted and historically disenfranchised communities
  • Tips for overcoming cognitive traps, tripwires, and our own hidden biases as journalists
Oct
12
Wed
Authentic Listening: How to Grow a Diverse Audience By Building Trust
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Caroline Bauman (Community Engagement Editor, Chalkbeat), Emma Carew Grovum (Founder, Kimbap Media), and Terry Parris, Jr. (Public Square Editor, Headway, New York Times) for a free discussion on building a diverse audience for your news organization. They’ll talk about relationship building, internal audits, active listening, and practical takeaways for anyone interested in growing and diversifying their audience.

Oct
14
Fri
Improving your election coverage for people with disabilities
Oct 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Midterm elections are Nov. 8. Are you prepared to be a watchdog for disabled voters in your communities? What is your newsroom doing to ensure your election coverage is useful and accessible for disabled voters? How are you covering voter rights and accessibility leading up to and on Election Day?

More than 61 million Americans live with disabilities, yet they remain underrepresented in journalism produced by U.S. newsrooms. As a decisive midterm election approaches, recent coverage shows state and local measures intend to: reduce voting by absentee ballotlimit access at polling locations, and limit information explaining how people with disabilities can cast their ballots.

On Friday, Oct. 14 at 11:30 ET, join the National Press Club Journalism Institute for a virtual discussion among experts in voter access, disability representation, and accessible news coverage on best practices to cover disabled voters and to highlight voting access issues they may face. Registration for this program is open; it will take place on Zoom.

Panelists include:

We hope you’ll join us for this important conversation, supported with funding from the Gannett Foundation. Please email Beth Francesco, deputy executive director for the Institute, with questions.

Oct
21
Fri
Covering Food Insecurity: Access, hunger, and empathetic reporting
Oct 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Most people know what it is to get hungry. But persistent hunger and a lack of access to convenient and affordable healthy foods is something much more, disproportionately affecting communities already underrepresented in news coverage. Food insecurity can be difficult for journalists to cover consistently because of its seeming invisibility.

Food deserts and insecurity throughout the U.S. are growing and have gained attention as cities have experienced higher rates of food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic. As school-age students return to classrooms this fall, they’ll do so without the universal meal waivers that have helped struggling families through the last two years. And the May 14 mass shooting at a Tops Friendly Markets store in Buffalo, New York, brought attention to food inequities in the predominantly Black community while the store remained closed after the attack.

These communities are in your coverage area, and reporting this deeply important, fundamental access issue is critical to finding solutions. Register today to join the National Press Club Journalism Institute at 11:30 a.m. ET on Friday, Oct. 21 for this discussion via Zoom about what journalists can cover at the intersection of food access, community impact, and systemic racism.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Identify food deserts and food insecurity issues within your community and their root causes
  • Shift from reactive to proactive coverage
  • Consistently connect food insecurity stories to root causes in coverage
  • Cover food insecurity issues with empathy and care for individuals
  • Keep up to date with resources and tools to report on the issue

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