POWER REPORTING: Know Your Beat Like Your Backyard
Community reporting is hard work, but done right, it is valuable, rewarding and a lot of fun. This session will give you the tools and confidence to trust your curiosity and “Think Like A Reader.” You’ll leave with practical and specific ways to find great stories, build sources, and understand what your readers care about. Become a power reporter who knows your beat like your backyard.

Andreas graduated in 1988 from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor’s degree in English and journalism. At 20, she landed her first reporting internship at the Daily News of Newburyport, Mass., and during her senior year of college, she interned at the Boston Globe. Over the years, she’s held numerous titles in the newsroom: reporter, lifestyles editor, city editor, managing editor and editor-in-chief. In 2004, she was named executive editor and vice president of news with the Eagle-Tribune Publishing Co. in North Andover, Mass. Three years later, she was named publisher of The Salem News in Beverly, Mass. She spent five years in that position before being promoted in March 2013 to regional publisher of the North of Boston Media Group, home to parent company’s Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. chain of Massachusetts and New Hampshire newspapers. As regional publisher, Andreas leads a combined staff of 375 employees in seven locations.