The 106th annual NEACE (NorthEast Association of Communication Executives) Spring Conference brought together some of the top newspaper execs in New England. It was an educational three-day program at the beautiful lakeside setting of The Mills Fall Inn in Meredith, NH from May 21 through May 23, 2023.

NEACE President Lori Rahill pictured here with past president Warren Dews.
Reception to honor NEACE past presidents

Program topics:

  • Julian Placino provided a masterclass in carrier recruitment
  • Dan Kennedy, Northeastern University, discussed what works in Community News
  • Fred Rutberg, Berkshire Eagle, explained the donation model for funding local news
  • Logan Salsberg, Flipp, gave an overview of online preprints and how to monetize them
  • Jon Wiley, Madison Marketing, explained omnichannel marketing to drive subscriptions
  • There was a round table discussion about the success of recently launched community publications in New England
  • Additional presentations about digital revenue growth, audience metrics, and newsletters.

The NEACE organization is an excellent resource for newspaper and media companies looking to network in the Northeast. The group regularly hosts conferences and webinars to share new ideas and best practices in the industry. For more information, please visit