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Mark Brackenbury is leaving as executive editor of the New Haven Register to spend more time with his family. He began his career in 1986 as a reporter at the Register. He moved into management, first as assistant suburban editor, then suburban editor, managing editor, and two years ago, executive editor. He also was top editor of the Register’s sister publications, the Middletown Press and The Register Citizen of Torrington. Brackenbury was named the Local Media Association’s Editor of the Year in April 2014 for his leadership in guiding the newsroom through the coverage of several major events, including the Sandy Hook Elementary School fatal shootings in Newtown, a hurricane, a blizzard, the Boston Marathon bombings, a plane crash, and two historic elections.


Dan Crowley, a long-time investigative reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette of Northampton, has been named its managing editor. Crowley began at the Gazette in September 2001, and covered a number of subjects. The New England Newspaper and Press Association has recognized Crowley’s enterprise and investigative work, most recently for his research on financial abuses and oversight failures in the state’s funeral homes. He is filling a job left vacant by Samantha Wood, who left in June to become deputy managing editor at The Berkshire Eagle of Pittsfield. The Daily Hampshire Gazette is planning to hire another reporter after Crowley’s promotion. Crowley’s career as a reporter began in the late 1990s.

Walter V. Robinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning editor at large at The Boston Globe, is going to teach at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He will be joining the school in January as a Donald W. Reynolds visiting professor. He will be teaching an investigative journalism class for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. He will also be working with reporters at Cronkite News, a news division of Arizona PBS with a student staff led by professionals. Robinson was editor of the Globe’s Spotlight team when he and Globe colleagues won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for an in-depth investigation into sexual abuse of children by priests in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston. He joined the Globe in 1972 and reported on politics and government before covering the White House during the Reagan and Bush administrations. In 1990 and 1991, Robinson was the Globe’s Middle East bureau chief during the first Persian Gulf War. In 1992, he became the Globe’s city editor, and then its metro editor for three years. During the late 1990s, Robinson was the Globe’s foreign and national correspondent. He was a journalism professor at Northeastern University of Boston from 2007 to 2014.

The Transitions were written, at least in part, from published reports by Bulletin correspondent Nimra Aziz, an undergraduate student in the Northeastern University School of Journalism.



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