New England Society of Newspaper Editors


With industry changes affecting all newspapers in our region — particularly with consolidation of staff resources and the transformation to digital news operations — there is a vital need for collaboration, exchange of ideas and training. The New England Society of News Editors is committed to supporting the work of its members, whether it be providing workshops and seminars, helping them grow their audience through social media, or finding counsel for First Amendment and public records law issues.

Our Mission

In conjunction with our good partners at the New England Newspaper & Press Association, NESNE is helping to make a difference in journalism and to increase the clout of newsroom managers and content producers throughout the six-state region. We are also expanding our membership to include other media representatives, from TV and radio broadcasters to academicians who share our common goals to provide quality journalism to our customers.

For years, NESNE has presented awards to recognize talented writers and photographers at both weekly and daily newspapers, and is the only New England organization sponsoring a contest selecting the best college newspapers.

Each year, NESNE sponsors successful Investigative Reporting Seminars and Better Watchdog Workshops. Membership fees help underwrite these programs.

NESNE conducts writing and photography contests and workshops to help build social media skills, grow your audience, and improve your investigative reporting.

NESNE also hosts an annual conference for members in October, along with the highlight of the year, the Yankee Quill Awards dinner recognizing journalists and publishers of distinction from all our member newspapers and organizations. Your nominations are welcome.

NESNE is a proud organization but it can survive and thrive only if newspaper editors in our region are willing to support it in principle and financially. We need you as a participant on both counts. Please consider joining NESNE.

Member Dues

Pay your membership dues online today. Follow the link below to complete the form and pay by credit card through the Paypal service. Note: you do not have to have a Paypal account in order to pay by credit card.

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Contact NESNE

If you would like further information please contact one of the board members listed at the bottom of the page.


Upcoming Events

NESNE Board Meeting
Monthly • NENPA Headquarters, Dedham MA

NESNE Journalism Award Entries
Due March 2017

New England College Newspaper of the Year Awards Entry
Deadline March 2017

NESNE Awards Ceremony
April 2017 • NENPA Headquarters, Dedham MA

Yankee Quill Nominations
Due June 2016

Yankee Quill Awards Dinner
October 2016


2015 Yankee Quill Awards

NESNE Board of Governors

Richard LodgeRichard Lodge, President
Editor-in-chief, Gatehouse Media, West Unit

Paula BouknightPaula Bouknight, Vice President
Assistant Managing Editor, The Boston Globe

Emily SweeneyEmily Sweeney, Secretary
Staff Reporter, The Boston Globe

Anne BrennanAnne Brennan, Past President
Digital Editor, Cape Cod Times

Amy Callahan
Professor, Northern Essex Community College

Jim Campanini
Editor, Lowell Sun

Sean Corcoran
Managing Editor, WGBH

Tim Cotter
Managing Editor, The Day

Dwayne Desaulniers
Director, New England Media at Associated Press

Steve Greenlee
Managing Editor, Portland Press Herald

Leah Lamson
Director, NE HS Journalism Collaborative

Steve Leone
Editor, Concord Monitor

Len Levin
Retired, Providence Journal

Paul Miller
Executive Editor, The Keene Sentinel

Dan Rea
CBS Boston, WBZ NewsRadio 1030

Robert Schrepf
Retired, Hartford Courant

Promoting Growth and Excellence in New England Newspapers since 1950