The 2022 LWVMA Council will be held on Saturday, June 11 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. This event will be held on Zoom. We are thrilled that Ellen Clegg, former Editorial Page Editor of The Boston Globe, and Northeastern University Professor, Dan Kennedy will be our keynote speakers.
In a journalism career that spanned more than three decades at The Boston Globe, Ellen Clegg held a variety of senior editing positions in the newsroom, including Page One Editor and Editorial Page Editor, where she oversaw the Editorial Page, the Op-Ed Page and the Sunday Ideas section. During her tenure on the Editorial Page, staff members won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing and the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Now an affiliated faculty member at Northeastern University’s College of Arts, Media and Design, she is collaborating with Professor Dan Kennedy on a book about the future of community journalism, “What Works: The Future of Local News,” (Beacon Press, 2023.) Clegg and Kennedy have launched a website (WhatWorks.news) and a weekly podcast to share their reporting and research. Clegg, who has written widely on the life sciences and the intersection of public health and public policy, is the author / co-author of two previous books, ChemoBrain (Prometheus Books, 2009) and The Alzheimer’s Solution (Prometheus Books, 2010, with Dr. Kenneth Kosik).
Dan Kennedy is a professor of journalism at Northeastern University and a nationally known media commentator. He is the author of two books on the state of media, The Wired City: Reimagining Journalism and Civic Life in the Post-Newspaper Age (2013) and The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century (2018). A third, What Works: The Future of Local News, to be co-authored with retired Boston Globe journalist Ellen Clegg, will be published by Beacon Press in 2023. Clegg and Kennedy co-host a podcast, also called What Works, that can be found at whatworks.news. A contributor to GBH News, Kennedy is a panelist on Beat the Press with Emily Rooney, a weekly media program that was broadcast on GBH-2 from 1998 to 2021 and is now an independent podcast. His blog, Media Nation, is online at dankennedy.net.
Our session will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 11, with a brief business meeting which includes electing Officers and Directors. Everyone is welcome to join us (registration required), but only delegates will vote for Officers and Directors. Ellen Clegg and Professor Dan Kennedy’s presentation will follow the business meeting. We expect to wrap-up at 10:30 a.m.
Click here to register now! There’s no limit to the number of local League members who can register; local Leagues will designate their voting delegates.
Each League has an allotted number of voting delegates which correspond to membership numbers as of February 1, 2022. You can review here how many delegates your League has. Local Leagues can designate their voting delegates, here. Please contact your local League leadership if you are unsure whether to register as a delegate or as an observer.
The only voting to take place at Council will be to elect Officers and Directors. The Nominating Committee’s report is available here.
Local League Gifts to LWVMA
This year we need your support more than ever as we get set to launch the Gateway Cities Pilot Program. This initiative is aimed at implementing our strategic goal to diversify and grow our membership. Click here for more information about the Gateway Cities Pilot Program. Click here for a local League gift form.