Julie Manganis

Julie Manganis is an award-winning reporter for The Salem News and North of Boston Media Group and has been covering courts in Essex County and beyond for more than a decade. She has reported on many high-profile trials, including the recent trial of Danvers…

Naomi Schalit

Naomi Schalit is the co-founder and senior reporter for the Center. A graduate of Princeton University with a degree in religion and Near Eastern studies, Schalit attended the Graduate School of Journalism at University of California, Berkeley and began her career at the San…

Dorrie Carolan

Dorrie Carolan and her late husband raised their four children in Newtown. Starting the Parent Connection was never part of her plan. The issue of substance abuse became personal when her eldest son, Brian, became addicted and subsequently died at age 28 of a…

John Kimball

John Kimball’s career is defined by his forty + years in the newspaper industry. Starting as an advertising account executive at The Detroit Free Press in 1970, John left Detroit 11 years later as Vice President of Advertising for a similar position at The…

Mike Donoghue

Mike Donoghue is best known for more than four decades as a longtime award-winning news and sports writer for the Burlington Free Press. Mike is frequently asked to present professional training sessions on a wide range of newsroom and First Amendment topics. He provides…

JB Forbes

J.B. Forbes is starting his 41st year at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He got his start at the University of Kansas where he majored in photo-journalism. He worked in Topeka and Parsons, Kansas, and Miami, Florida, before moving to St. Louis. During his career,…

Link R. McKie Jr.

Link McKie is a longtime newspaperman who in recent years has added consulting and teaching to his career. McKie began his career in journalism in 1970 as a regional reporter for the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester, Mass. In 20 years at the Telegram…

Tom Kearney

Tom Kearney Executive Editor, Stowe Reporter, Waterbury Record, News & Citizen Kearney has been an exceptional leader in New England journalism for more than 40 years, working at both daily and weekly newspapers, teaching journalism and defending and promoting First Amendment and FOI causes….

Lisa McGinley

Lisa McGinley retired in January as deputy managing editor and city editor of The Day in New London, Conn. after 21 years with the newspaper and most of that time with theday.com. She will return as a part-time member of the editorial board in…

Lee Little

Lee Little is the founder and CEO of Bar-Z, a mobile software development firm based in Austin, TX. He founded Bar-Z in 2005 with the goal of bringing mobile location-based media to users when and where they need it. Under his guidance the company…