Tuesday, December 03, 2013

New England SPJ chapter meeting: Thursday, Dec. 12


Join us for an evening of holiday cheer and help us plan for next year!
WHO: all local SPJ members
WHEN: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 6 – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill, 1265 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
RSVP to Emily Sweeney (emily.sweeney@globe.com)
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 06, 2013

New England media news and events - June 2013

I want to congratulate Philip Balboni of GlobalPost and Don Stacom of the Hartford Courant, who were both recently honored at the New England First Amendment Coalition's annual awards luncheon. Don, a longtime SPJ member, was given The Freedom of Information Award for his reporting on corruption and misconduct at the police department in New Britain, Connecticut. 

As always....we're looking for fresh ideas for workshops and panels that the New England SPJ chapter can host over the next few months....if you have any suggestions, please drop me a line!

Here are some other journalism events that are happening in our area:


Monday, June 17, 2013
American Press Institute workshop 
Cost: $200
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
The Boston Globe

Legal Considerations of Digital Publishing
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 7:00 PM
Amy Mugherini and Larry Stanley of Bingham McCutchen will  talk about how to protect your online content, develop terms of use for your website, and legal issues that may arise for journalists in the brave new world of ze Internets.

Where: Boston Globe
135 Morrissey Blvd.
Dorchester, MA 02108
Cost: Free

National Lesbian Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) National Convention
August 22 - 25, 2013 - Park Plaza Hotel in Boston

SPJ Region 1 Conference
April 25-26, 2014
@ Boston University

Visit the New England SPJ chapter webpage: 

Friday, April 26, 2013

New England Society of Newspaper Editors 2013 Journalism Awards

Yo.... members of the New England news community!

You and guests are cordially invited to attend the New England Society of Newspaper Editors 2013 Journalism Awards Ceremony.

Please join us as we celebrate the achievements of:

* Linda Lotridge Levin of the department of Journalism at the University of Rhode Island, the Judith Vance Weld Brown Spirit of Journalism Award winner.
* The Quinnipiac Chronicle of Quinnipiac University, which will be named the "New England College Newspaper of The Year" for the second year in a row.
* Peter Pereira of The Standard-Times, who will receive the NESNE Master Photographer Award.
* Ronald W. Sikora of the Cape Cod Times, who will receive the Len Levin Master Copy Editor Award.
* Natalie Sherman of The-Standard Times, who will receive the NESNE "Rising Star" award.

The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. at
the New England Newspaper & Press Association headquarters, which is located on the suburban campus of Northeastern University in Dedham, MA. Light
refreshments will be served.

Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen and Globe reporter Shelley Murphy, authors of a new book on notorious gangster Whitey Bulger, will be the guest speakers.

Click here for full details and RSVP information.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Journalism and Juvenile Justice: How Your Sentences Affect Theirs

New England SPJ is co-sponsoring this event at NU on April 17...

A Conversation on the Role of Media in Juvenile Sentencing Reform
Moderated by Professor Dan Kennedy
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
6 – 8 p.m.
Northeastern University Visitor Center
West Village F / 40 Leon Street
Hope you can make it…and please help us spread the word!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

New England media news and events - February 2013

Mediabistro, Baby...

Our friends at Mediabistro.com are hosting a party for media peeps on Tuesday, February 26 at the Middlesex Lounge from 6:00-8:00 pm. Come out for some old skool social networking. It's free to attend. RSVP here: http://bostonpartyinfebruary.eventbrite.com/

So You Wanna Write a Book?

Stephanie Schorow and Randy Ross are teaching a non-fiction narrative writing class on two consecutive Sundays in March. They'll show you how to pitch editors, agents, and publishers. Class is limited to 12.
Begins Sunday, March 3
1:00-5:00 pm 42 Brattle St. Cost: $121

2013 SPJ Conferences
The Region 1 conference will be held April 12-13 at Rutgers University. Register here: http://www.spjr1c.org/
The national conference will held in August in Anaheim, California: http://excellenceinjournalism.org/
If you're planning to attend either one, let me know!

News or Entertainment? The Press in Modern Political Campaigns
Thursday, April 11, 2013
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. @ MIT
Mark McKinnon, 
weekly columnist for The Daily Beast and The London Telegraph, and Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor at The Atlantic, will discuss coverage of the 2012 presidential campaign. 

Upcoming events at Harvard's Joan Shorenstein Center:

Tuesday, February 26, 12 p.m. | Taubman 275
"Is Obama the Democrats' Reagan?" 
Speaker Series with Michael TomaskyNewsweek/Daily Beast special correspondent and editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas.

Tuesday, March 5, 12 p.m. | Taubman 275
Speaker Series with Josh Tyrangiel, editor of Bloomberg Businessweek and an executive editor of Bloomberg News.

Tuesday, March 5, 6 p.m. | JFK Jr. Forum
Goldsmith Awards Ceremony with the presentation of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the Book Prize, and the Career Award for Excellence in Journalism. Keynote address by Nicholas D. Kristof, columnist, The New York Times.

Wednesday, March 6, 9 a.m. | Nye Conference Center, Taubman Building, 5th Floor
Goldsmith Seminar panel discussion with the winners and finalists of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the Book Prize, and the Career Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Wednesday, March 6, 6-7:30 p.m. 
Wiener Auditorium, Taubman Building, ground floor
The dynamic intersection of media, human rights and public policy: An exploration through the work of war correspondent Finbarr O'Reilly. The event will feature a panel discussion and a reception and exhibition of his work in the Taubman Rotunda, just outside the auditorium. Co-sponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Portions of the exhibition will remain on display in the Rotunda until March 27, 2013.

Monday, March 11, 4-6 p.m. 
1737 Cambridge Street, Room K-262 (Bowie Vernon Room)
"Women and Negotiation: A Place at the Table in the U.S. and Abroad." Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution withKatrin Bennhold, Nieman Fellow and staff writer for the International Herald Tribuneand The New York Times; and Paula Gutlove, Professor of Practice in Negotiation and Conflict Management, Simmons College School of Management. Co-sponsored with the Nieman Foundation, the Weatherhead Center and the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School.

Tuesday, March 12, 12 p.m. | Taubman 275
Speaker Series with Greg Ip, U.S. Economics editor, The Economist.

Tuesday, March 26, 12 p.m. | Taubman 275
Speaker Series with Paul E. Steiger, executive chairman of ProPublica's board of directors; founding editor-in-chief, CEO and president of ProPublica from 2008 through 2012.

Tuesday, April 2, 12 p.m. | Taubman 275
Speaker Series with Dana Bash, chief congressional correspondent, CNN.

That's all for now, folks....

If you hear of any other events or workshops coming up, drop me a line.

Stay warm,
- Em -

Monday, January 30, 2012

My book is out!

My first book -- Boston Organized Crime -- is now in bookstores!

I'll be doing a ton of book signing events...become a fan of the official Facebook page to get all the details :)



Monday, October 24, 2011

Bloodfeast Halloween 2011

The New England SPJ chapter's 8th annual Bloodfeast Halloween bash is this weekend!

The party will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011at Machine nightclub (1254 Boylston St. Boston, MA)

Admission is $15 and proceeds from the door will benefit the New England SPJ journalism scholarship fund and another local charity.

There will be DJs, performances, live art, and a costume contest with prizes...last year we nearly sold out, so get there early!

You can find out all the details and RSVP on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=147025828652088

Hope to see some of you there :)