N.E. Newspaper Assn. Kicks Off Winter Convention on Friday

The New England Newspaper and Press Association, or NENPA, will be holding its annual winter convention this week on Feb. 7 and 8 at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston.

Columbia School of Journalism Dean Bill Grueskin is scheduled to speak on the state of digitalization in the newspaper sector. Two years ago, Grueskin and his academic colleagues issued a comprehensive report on news outlets transitioning into the Digital Age. Grueskin, who is also a former managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Online, will be updating that report during his keynote speech at 9:00 a.m. on Friday. 

NENPA will also be inducting six regional journalists into its Hall of Fame for their professional contributions during an awards dinner Friday evening. 

NENPA's list includes Chris Braithwaite, publisher and co-founder of The Chronicle of Barton, Vt.; Phil Camp, publisher of The Vermont Standard of Woodstock, Vt.; Oreste D'Arconte, retired publisher of the Sun Chronicle of Attleboro, Mass.; and Alan White, editor of the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune of North Andover, Mass.  The group will also posthumously induct Lucy Crosbie and her son, Kevin, who both died earlier this year. The Crosbie family has been publishing The Chronicle of Willimantic ,Conn., for five generations.  

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