Attorney General Maura Healey will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 annual meeting and luncheon of the Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association.
The meeting will also feature presentation of the inaugural William L. Plante Jr. Open Government Award. The award will be presented to Sen. Joan B. Lovely, D-Salem, and Rep. Peter V. Kocot, D-Northampton, for their efforts this year to spearhead major reform of the state’s public records law.
The award is named for Bill Plante, the MNPA’s executive director from 1984 to 2004 and former editor of several Massachusetts newspapers.
The meeting will be held at Bastille Kitchen, 49 Melcher Street, Boston. The day’s full agenda is as follows:
- 10 a.m. Annual business meeting and election of officers and executive board.
- 11 a.m. Panel: The New Public Records Law: What It Does and Doesn’t Do.
- Noon. Networking reception (open bar).
- 12:30 p.m. Luncheon, award presentations and keynote.
- 2:00 p.m. Adjourn.
The meeting is open to anyone who would like to attend. Registration, which includes lunch, is $90 for MNPA member newspapers and their employees, $95 for all others.
If you have any questions about the event, please address them to MNPA Executive Director Robert Ambrogi, (978) 309-9188, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The registration deadline is Monday, November 28, 2016.
Registrations should be sent to: MNPA Annual Meeting, c/o New England Newspaper & Press Association, 370 Common Street, Suite 319, Dedham, MA 02026. Fax to: (781) 320-8055. Payment by check preferred but credit cards accepted.