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N.H. legislation aims to reinforce
Right-to-Know law


Mass. gov’t agencies use terrorism excuse for their secrecy

R.I. House OKs broader expunging
of criminal records

NEFAC opposes secrecy plan for Maine courts

Support sought for NENPA-related scholarships

R.I House revises secrecy for public research files

Vt. school chiefs
balk at freer
student expression

Maine Gov. LePage, GOP continue attacks on press

Herald photographer kicked, cussed at
by ex-race promoter

Boston Globe errs in early edition on Super Bowl outcome

Applications open till April 7 for Conn.
SPJ scholarships

Registration open for ‘Storytelling with Data’ at BU





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Keynote speaker’s theme:
Taking advantage of new
marketing trend for luring
customers to come to you

By Alison Berstein
Bulletin Correspondent

In our overly stimulated, easily distracted society, companies look for new ways to reach their audience, according to Thales Teixeira, a digital marketing expert.

Teixeira, a professor of digital marketing strategies at Harvard Business School, will speak on “Responding to digital disruption” as the keynote speaker at the New England Newspaper and Press Association winter convention’s opening session. The convention will take place Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Boston Marriott Long Wharf hotel.

Teixeira proposes that the way companies reach their consumers is changing, because the needs of those consumers are changing as well.

“The reality is that there are two ways in which companies get consumer attention,” he said.

As one way, companies can “proactively go after you – outbound marketing. Advertising. Every now and then, consumers go after companies. They search and go to the website of the company,” he said

A newer alternative is inbound marketing, Teixeira said. Companies look to attract consumers through unpaid media as opposed to advertising to them.MORE >



Opening session Saturday, Feb. 25
Antidote to Trump’s hostility: Objective, fact-based reporting

By Alex Eng
Bulletin Correspondent

Under a press-hostile Trump presidency, the best way for journalists to hold elected officials accountable is to publish objective, fact-based reporting, according to a panelist who will speak at the New England Newspaper and Press Association annual winter convention in Boston.

“We can’t overreact. We’ve got to be steady, truthful, fact-based journalists. More journalism is the antidote to Trump’s war on the press,” Bill Ketter, senior vice president for news for Montgomery, Ala.-based Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., said in a telephone interview.

Ketter will be joined by four other panelists at a discussion on “The next four years and the press” at the Saturday, Feb. 25, opening session, at 9 a.m., at the convention. The other panelists are Rob Bertsche, a lawyer and partner with Boston-based Prince Lobel Tye LLP; Carolyn Lumsden, opinion editor at The Hartford (Conn.) Courant; Asama Khalid, politics reporter at NPR; and Margaret Sullivan, media columnist for The Washington Post.

Ketter referred to top Trump adviser Steve Bannon’s description of the news media as the “opposition party” and said that characterization posed a threat to traditional journalistic principles.MORE >


Convention overview

Schedule of convention events

6 journalists to be inducted into
the N. E. Newspaper Hall of Fame

Sun Journal of Lewiston, Maine,
N.H. woman to be receive awards
at NEFAC luncheon

How Facebook can benefit
the news industry

A digital ‘revolution’ succeeds
at Conn. newspaper company

 

Discussing data as storytelling tool

How mobile publishing complements print

Design balance: Creativity, analysis

Sequel: ‘Murder Ink 2’ book launch lunch

‘Great’ ad ideas,
in discussion session and book

More information about
the NENPA convention

Convention registration
information and forms

 


Other Stories

Social media twofold boon for journalists: Reporting tool, connection to the community

Virtual reality slowly becoming
a reality for news storytelling


News Digest


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Maine Gov. LePage, GOP continue attacks on press
Herald photographer kicked by ex-Grand Prix promoter
R.I. reporter scores 1st question at White House briefing
Globe’s early edition errs on Super Bowl outcome
Herald’s Carr lampoons Globe’s Super Bowl blunder
High school pupils back 1st Amendment at 10-year high


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6 journalists to join N.E. Newspaper Hall of Fame
Maine daily, N.H. woman to get 1st Amendment awards
Washington Post’s Sullivan wins 1st Amendment award
Applications open till April 7 for Conn. SPJ scholarships


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Report: Ad-blocker use up 30 percent worldwide
Six recommendations for digital improvements in 2017
Five ways beginners can take better photos
Suggestions for writing shorter stories
Two key tips for audio recordings
Suggestions for staving off writer’s block
How to avoid plagiarism in aggregating content


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Ad $$ disappointing for publishing on others’ platforms


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GateHouse buys 5 Ohio dailies, weeklies, niche pubs
Dallas daily lays off 25, oursources to GateHouse
A lament for losses in local news, and their effects
Publishers not sold on distributed content $$ benefits
Getting coverage out from under the ‘coastal bubbles’
A road map to how SecureDrop is used for leaks
Should injury dangers change football coverage?
Roy Peter Clark’s formula for a ‘saner news experience’


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Facebook user, ad growth continues unabated
Twitter tightens policing of abusive comments
Will Snap’s stock offer go way of Facebook or Twitter?
Facebook changes stress ‘authentic’ content, viral feeds
Facebook toward encouraging longer videos


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Instant Apps provides shortcut for app use on mobiles
Videos apps fading in favor of videos on mobile web
Apple’s App Store search ads popular with publishers


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Support sought for NENPA-related scholarships


William B. Rotch of Peterborough, N.H.,
former editor and publisher
of the Milford, N.H.-based Cabinet Press Inc.

Robert Marshall Lord, former owner
of The Eastern Gazette and
the former Moosehead Gazette of Dexter, Maine

Helen (Woodman) Harrington, former owner
of the State House News Service in Boston

Ann C. (Sprague) Bruce Leo L. Chabot
Gloria Smith Russell John J. Daly Jr.
Dezsoe 'Dezi' Rottler
Elizabeth 'Betsy' Bues Whittemann
Angelo L. Tirro Alfred K. 'Buddy' Driscoll
Margaret Guyer Robert Emmett Carroll
Eileen G. Quinn William J. 'Bill' Kilroy Jr.


CONNECTICUT • Stan Simpson
MASSACHUSETTS • Peter Meyer Rick Holmes
Deborah Boucher Stetson Rohma Abbas
VERMONT• Gareth Henderson


The links below are to items on other websites:
N.H. aims to tighten Right-to-Know enforcement
Mass. gov’t agencies use terrorism excuse for secrecy
R.I. House OKs expungement of criminal records
NEFAC opposes secrecy proposal for Maine courts
Latest twist in bid for R.I. files in Schilling firm case
N.H. House OKs board to remedy records complaints
R.I. House revises secrecy for public research files
Proposals would make N.H. rape shield law stricter
N.H. House kills plan to study costs of public files
Vt. school chiefs balk at freer student expression
R.I. anti-panhandling bid seeks to KO free-speech issue
Unsealing of court files sought in fed leak prosecutions
Supreme Court nominee judged OK on press issues
Trump gag order on EPA, other fed agencies decried
Sunlight Foundation seeks extent of Trump blackout
Fed court denies fed bid to obtain foreign-based data
Another fed court’s alternate tack on foreign-based data
Pa. freelancer snuck into GOP meeting, is under probe
Trump’s wife gains libel-suit $$, apology from blogger


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MuckRock opens Slack channel for Trump coverage
Mass.-bred sports site banned from Super Bowl press
Efforts aimed at turning online comments more civil
Dataminr now funneling news alerts through Slack
Report: Podcasts growing, but face ad challenges
Online news ass’n gets $200K grant, to hire director


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Registration open for ‘Storytelling with Data’ at BU
Free community newspaper conference in April in Mo.


Columnists

Writing
Slow-learner, brick -by-brick
approach to collecting facts

Jim Stasiowski

Design
Text type suggestions

Ed Henninger

Advertising
Advertising needs motivation

John Foust

Technology
Newspapers' status: Somewhere
between 'booming' and 'dead'

Kevin Slimp

Commentary
Inaugural Day 'open letter' to the rest of us
Gene Policinski

Guest Column
Press must trump Trump's P.T. Barnum act
Bill Ketter
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