Major Wins for Transparency: How the N.H. Supreme Court Reshaped the Right to Know Law The New England First Amendment Coalition, Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications and the New Hampshire Press Association will present a webinar about recent decisions expanding the public's right to know about government on Friday, June 26, from noon-1pm. Attorneys Richard Gagliuso and Gregory V. Sullivan will discuss two positive decisions issued by the Supreme Court of New Hampshire earlier this month that will make it easier for the public to oversee its law enforcement agencies and hold police officers accountable for their actions. Gagliuso of Bernstein Shur and Sullivan of Malloy & Sullivan were among the [...]
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Loeb School Offers a ‘Summer Pack’ of In-person & Online Workshops MANCHESTER, NH – Registration is open for three new in-person and online courses at Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications to help business and organizations learn how to get the word out during a time of disruption, closures and new practices and protocols, due to Coronavirus. As businesses begin reopening, the need to share your news is more important than ever. “Organizations that respond to the pandemic with strong, consistent communications and creativity will be rewarded with customer and constituent trust. We’re offering three workshops at our School and online [...]
Photo by Allegra Boverman. Emma Rosenbaum of Bedford received the Brodsky Prize from Howard Brodsky at Bedford High School on May 26, 2020. She will attend Northwestern University in the fall and will major in journalism. Bedford High student journalist wins The Brodsky Prize Manchester, NH -- Bedford High School senior Emma Rosenbaum is the winner of the 2020 Brodsky Prize, a $5,000 cash award that recognizes journalistic excellence and “out of the box” thinking by high school journalists. Rosenbaum, 18, is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Runaway Bulldog, an independent, student-run news source for Bedford High School, [...]
Third annual Brodsky Prize hopes to encourage innovation in student journalism MANCHESTER, NH -- Submissions are welcome for the 2020 Brodsky Prize, established by a former editor of the Manchester Central High School newspaper, and his family, to encourage out-of-the-box efforts and innovation by a new generation of student journalists. “Working on the school newspaper was the most formative and meaningful high school experience for me — more than any classroom," Jeffrey Brodsky said. "It's more important than ever for young journalists to push boundaries and to challenge authority, and they can start by using the power of their school paper just [...]
OP-ED for your consideration Keeping the Light on, During Sunshine Week, and always By Justin Silverman and Laura Simoes When Dr. Ed Kois left his private practice after 30 years for a position at the Manchester VA Medical Center, he expected most of his new patients’ injuries to have occurred on the battlefield. Instead, he found many of them to have been caused by poor medical care. Frustrated by the lack of improvements hospital administrators were willing to make, Dr. Kois and several colleagues in 2016 went public. They used whistleblower protections and the power of the [...]
New Leadership at Nackey Loeb School After 20 years at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications, David Tirrell-Wysocki is retiring at the end of next month as the non-profit’s executive director. Laura Simoes, who has worked in journalism, public affairs, marketing and strategic communications, takes over as the school’s fourth executive director on Jan. 1. Tirrell-Wysocki, a retired Associated Press reporter, was one of the school’s first instructors when the doors opened in 2000 with three classes. He became executive director in 2007 and helped expand the program to 16, six-week classes this year, plus a dozen one-day workshops [...]
Greetings and Happy Autumn. I have two things to share: Our 17th Annual Nackey S. Loeb First Amendment Awards Event is Nov. 19 at the Palace Theatre in Manchester. It’s an evening to honor the First Amendment and a courageous First Amendment Award recipient who used it to help save the lives of veterans. The event also raises money so the school can continue offering free classes and inexpensive workshops. The First Amendment Recipient is the late Dr. Ed Kois, the VA Medical Center doctor who went public with poor conditions and treatment there, prompting a national review of [...]
VA Medical Center whistleblower to be honored at First Amendment Award MANCHESTER – The late VA Medical Center doctor who led a group of colleagues to expose poor conditions at treatment at the Manchester facility and prompt a nationwide VA review is the recipient of the 2019 Nackey S. Loeb First Amendment Award. Dr. William ‘Ed’ Kois will be honored at the 17th annual event at 7 pm, Nov. 19, at the Palace Theatre. The featured speaker will be Trish Regan, host of Trish Regan Primetime on Fox Business Network. The Loeb School’s long-time executive director and former Associated Press newsman [...]
2020 Program Schedule Classes with no registration fee noted are free of charge Online Classes The Joy of Journalism: K-12 NH Institute for Civics Education April 9 12 - 1pm Power of the Personal Story—Advocating for Change Jen Wojenski and Bobbie Burgess April 14 1 pm - 2:30pm Effective Communication, A Tale of Two Styles Pubali Chakravorty-Campbell April 15 2 pm - 3:30pm Student Journalism: What is the Law? NH Institute for Civics Education April 16 1 pm - 2pm Vetiquette – The Art of Gathering Effectively in a Virtual Space Sasha Tracy April 21 1 pm - 2:30pm [...]
Trish Regan, Fox Business News host and New Hampshire native, returns to her home state this fall as the featured speaker at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications 17th annual First Amendment Awards. The event honors First Amendment freedoms and New Hampshire residents or organizations, nominated by the public, who work to protect free speech and free press. The evening gala will be held at 7 PM on November 19 at the Palace Theatre in Manchester. Tickets are available at the Palace -- palacetheatre.org or 603-668-5588. ($50, or $100, including a pre-event reception at 5:45 PM). Regan is host of Trish [...]