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NECC Student Attends NENPA Event

Submitted by on February 24, 2020 – 6:47 pm
Jonas Ruzek at NENPA conference event

Jonas Ruzek, recently attended the New England Newspaper Convention in Bosotn

Northern Essex  Liberal Arts: Journalism/Communication major Jonas Ruzek of Amesbury recently joined journalists and other newspaper professionals at the 2020 New England Newspaper Convention at the Boston Renaissance Waterfront Hotel, held Feb. 7-8 in Boston.

Ruzek writes for Northern Essex’s student newspaper the “Observer.” He has a 4.0 GPA and is on track to graduate in May.

The annual event is sponsored by the New England Newspaper & Press Association. More than 600 newspaper people from around New England attended including speakers, students, and newspaper reporters, editors, and photographers.

The convention featured awards ceremonies, luncheons, and a variety of educational seminars including “Effective Interviews: Planning and Execution, ” with Mike Donoghue, President of Vermont News First, who discussed how to report on an issue and how to work sources.

Dave Rattigan, NECC professor of public relations and public speaking, also attended the conference.

NECC offers an associate degree in liberal arts: journalism/communication that prepares students for entry level positions in the communication industry or for transfer to a four-year college or university.