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New owners of
Vt. papers mull
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Vt.’s Free Press parent may soon buy Courant parent

Mass. court rules obscene, insulting letter to pol is legal

Conn. state police balk at releasing cop’s arrest report

N.H. judge lets cops keep suicide victim’s name secret

Gloucester, Mass., daily seeks files on fired police chief

Federal court overturns N.H.’s ban on ‘ballot selfies’

R.I. ACLU opposes Providence cops’ bodycam discretion

N.H.’s Loeb 1st Amendment Award two winners named

AP: Files show Maine govenor’s crime claim bogus

Northeastern’s student paper is
$30,000 in debt

N.E. Newspaper
Hall of Fame nominations open




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Dogged, watchdog journalism
honored at awards luncheon

By Matt Tota
Bulletin Staff

Douglas Moser, an investigative reporter for The Eagle-Tribune of North Andover, Mass., wanted a way to prove that one public official was doing very little to earn his six-figure taxpayer-paid salary.

So, Moser went back to basics: He put in hours of surveillance shadowing the official to watch and record the questionable work habits for himself. The investigation spanned six months, eventually exposing how the Northern Essex register of deeds was collecting nearly $110,000 a year for fewer than four hours of work a day.

Moser was one of more than 20 newspapers or news organizations and at least as many journalists who work for them who earned either individual honors or were recognized as New England Newspapers of the Year or with Publick Occurrences Awards. The honors were bestowed during the New England Newspaper Conference awards luncheon Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Crowne Plaza hotel in Natick, Mass. MORE >


Providence Journal nets
most awards among peers

Four newspapers each won two awards among the New England Newspaper of the Year and Publick Occurrences awards presented at the New England Newspaper Conference Thursday, Oct. 6.

The Providence (R.I.) Journal ended up reaping the most awards overall at the conference by also collecting two special awards for individual journalists and newspapers, one at the luncheon awards ceremony and one at the dinner awards event.

The Sun Journal of Lewiston, Maine, also received a single special award, besides its single Newspaper of the Year and Publick Occurrences awards.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette of Northampton, Mass., received a Publick Occurrences Award and a single special award for an individual journalist. MORE >


Yankee Quill Award recipients


Bulletin photo by Chris Christo

Those presented the 2016 Yankee Quill Awards at the New England Newspaper Conference Thursday, Oct. 6, are, from left, Brian McGrory, editor of The Boston Globe; Lincoln McKie Jr., former publisher of the Revere, Mass.-based Journal Transcript Newspapers, former executive editor of The Sun of Lowell, Mass., and former managing editor of the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester, Mass.; Maura Casey, editorial writer at The Hartford (Conn.) Courant and The New York Times; and Edward Achorn, vice president/editorial pages, The Providence (R.I.) Journal. The Academy of New England Journalists also posthumously recognized Sarah Josepha Hale, a 19th century poet, writer and magazine editor from Newport, N.H., as a historic figure in journalism. The Yankee Quill Award is the highest recognition for distinguished journalism in New England. The award recipients were honored at a dinner in the Crowne Plaza hotel in Natick, Mass. Please click here to see story and photos on the Yankee Quill awards ceremony.


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Washington Post says Maine’s LePage should resign
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Digital age’s influence on editorial cartooning
Liberals, conservatives difffer on how press performs


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Advertisers find measurement faults with social media


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N.H.’s Loeb 1st Amendment Award two winners named



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Help for journalists in using math in news reports
10 new tools for website designers, bloggers
What some newspapers are trying to woo millennials
3 suggestions for improving news videos
Tips for journalists to develop their online brand
Five fact-checking questions to ask
Tips for mitigating legal risks in reporting
How print and search-focused online headlines differ
For better bosses, social media personas, openness


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New owners of Vt. dailies mull their 4-day schedule
Report: Vt.’s Free Press parent to buy Courant parent
Reflecting on value of papers as one closes in N.H.
Digital age lauded, ‘lack of journalism’ lamented
Northeastern’s independent student paper $30K in debt
As newspaper jobs decline, digital news jobs stagnate
Papers grapple with growing bids to kill online reports
Shafer argues for value of objective, balanced reporting
New venture aims for news outfits’ collaboration
Pros, cons of papers’ endorsing political candidates
Survey: Watching vs. reading news increases with age
Leaked emails show Hillary manipulating press friends
Author argues economic value of watchdog reporting
Coding skills grow in importance for data mining
J-school test: Developing digitally-savvy ‘sense-makers’


N.E. Newspaper Hall of Fame nominations open


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N.H. court keeps rape-murder victim sex history private
Mass. court rules obscene, insulting letter to pol is legal
Conn. state police balk at releasing cop’s arrest report
N.H. judge lets cops keep suicide victim’s name secret.
Federal court overturns N.H.’s ban on ‘ballot selfies’
Gloucester, Mass., daily seeks files on fired police chief
ClearGov site seeks context for Mass. local gov’t $$$
Mass. Gov. Baker urged to make his office’s files public
R.I. ACLU opposes cops’ bodycam discretion
Mass. commission to study broadening public access
Mass. public records overseer has no email account
85 Maine legislative hopefuls vow to back public access
Reporters Committee debuts FOIA Wiki resource
Challenges to using FOIA, at age 50 in the digital age

Legal question on N.Y. Times’ reporting Trump’s taxes
Official: Trump taxes not disclosed illegally by Conn.
How campus ‘political correctness’ stifles free speech


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Open-source tool Klaxon serves as news tipline
Publishers more intent on customizing news for readers
Efforts afoot to vet eyewitness videos
Google’s aim: More products, an info encyclopedia
In face of Facebook changes, search being revisited
One formula for maintaining civil online comments
ProPublica earns $200K selling datasets to others


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Formula for social media success: First, find a niche
Snapchat downgrades display of publishers' news
Potential Twitter buyers back off; investors skittish
Report: Salesforce still interested in buying Twitter
Some publishers using Facebook Instant Articles less
Finding common ground rather than fault with Facebook
Facebook Live videos outdraw others for comments
Facebook algorithm changes surfacing some fake news
Instagram algorithm downplays timeliness for news


Columnists

Writing
Journalists should be better
at seeing around corners

Jim Stasiowski

Design
No cartoon? No problem!

Ed Henninger

Advertising
Tips for getting the most out of networking events

John Foust

Technology
Slimp lists most popular training topics in 2016

Kevin Slimp


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Sometimes, it would seem, artificial intelligence...isn't
Gene Policinski

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