Author Archives: JTM

About the Conference

On September 27 and 28, approximately 40 people, including NEAPNEA members and journalism students, met for a unique conversation on Journalism that Matters.  Participants took time from their fast-paced, deadline-driven environments to talk about the kind of journalism that brings … Continue reading

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Thinking Visually

Convener:  Andrea Nemitz Participants John Christofferson Adam Gorlick Rick Spratling Greg Rec Jack Coleman Judy Kessler Dave Offer Geoff Gevalt Ed Bell Mike Connelly Glenn Jordan Discussion Geoff:  Burlington had a great experience with visual journalists leading the way on … Continue reading

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Writing Stories that Readers Will Read to the End

Convener:  Lance Johnson, The Day Participants Tom Heslon, Providence Journal Lisa M. Pane, Associated Press Mark Peters, Record Journal Margaret Walter, Portland Press Herald Giselle Goodman, Portland Press Herald Terry Ryan, Patriot Ledger David J. Kessler, consultant Lisa Arsenault, student, … Continue reading

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Fairness

Convenor: Larry Laughlin, AP Participants Betty Adams, Kennebec Journal, Augusta, Maine Chazy Dowaliby, The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, Mass. Elaine Hooker, AP Paul Janensch, Quinippiac University, Hamden, Conn. Nick Pappas, The Telegraph, Nashua, N.H. Harry Whitin, Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, Mass. … Continue reading

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Sources

Convener: Ed Bell Participants Rachel Stewart, UNH Ed Bell, AP Giselle Goodman, Portland Press Herald Elaine Hooker, AP Lisa Arsenault, UNH. Bullet points Develop sources from varying perspectives. — Put together a source book from different areas and topics. — … Continue reading

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Choosing the best (most interesting) story to pursue

Convener:  Geoff Gevalt Attendees Terry Ryan (Quincy Patriot Ledger) Mike Connelly (Seacoast Newspapers) Rick Spratling (AP) Joe Magruder (AP) Sarah Paulsworth (UNH) Glenn Jordan (sports reporter from ??) Mark Peters (political reporter, Record-Journal) Lisa Arsenault (UNH) Greg Rec (Portland photographer) … Continue reading

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Excellence

Convener:  Tom Heslin Participants Glenn Adams Lance Johnson Larry Laughlin Nick Pappas Discussion The importance of excellence – Key to the community’s perception of the organization Managing and leading to excellence – Identify the important stories and invest in their … Continue reading

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Editing

Convener: Karen Testa, news editor, AP Boston Participants David Offer, Kennebec (Maine) Journal Harry Whitin, Worcester (Mass) Telegram & Gazette Judy Kessler, Sybase Chelsea Conaboy, UNH Rochelle Stewart, UNH Discussion Our discussion was wide in scope and involved some great … Continue reading

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Accepting Criticism

Convener:  Jack Coleman Participants John Christofferson, AP Adam Gorlick, AP Amanda Klimiata, Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester Rosemarie, Amanda’s mother Betty Adams, Kennebec Journal Discussion The topic I selected was accepting criticism. I chose it because I think being … Continue reading

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Covering Budgets

Convener:  Joe Magruder Participants Diane Scarponi Glenn Adams Discussion I proposed and took notes for the “Covering Budgets” session at the open space session last weekend. My co-conferees, both AP budget veterans, are listed above. We all assumed that budgets, … Continue reading

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