journalism

Then Again: Twain’s ill-fated brother did not prosper in Vermont

Mark Twain predicted his brother would not last as editor of a Rutland newspaper. He was right.

Stowe newspaper group buys Chittenden County weeklies

The new publisher of the Shelburne News and The Citizen, which covers Charlotte and Hinesburg, says he plans to beef up hard news coverage.

Q&A with UVM commencement speaker James Fallows

The onetime presidential speechwriter talks Trump, tech, journalism and the future of today’s graduates.

Herald retrenches as part of staff, payment overhaul

The paper is pulling its southern Vermont reporters into Rutland County, while it and its sister paper in Barre prepare to resume charging for online content.

Bill shielding journalists’ sources gets strong Senate backing

Lawmakers said information provided by whistleblowers and confidential sources has been critical in exposing wrongdoing and that the proposal is designed to prevent retaliation.

Dave Gram: Why Vermont needs a shield law for journalists

A shield law would go a long way toward ensuring that independence is protected and preserved.

Narain D. Batra: In the age of alternative facts

The journalism profession faces an existential threat: state-sponsored, internet-fueled disinformation spread by countries such as Putin’s Russia; non-state actors such as WikiLeaks; and fake news websites.

Rutland Herald makes first newsroom hire under new owners

A journalist who quit his job with a New Hampshire newspaper in September will become night editor. He said his resignation came after his publisher requested he remove information from an article about the company.

New publisher named for Bennington, Brattleboro papers

Alan English most recently served as president and publisher of The Shreveport Times in Louisiana, following a stint as its general manager and executive editor.

Times’ David Sanger talks White House politics in Weston

“I think all of us in the media have a lot of questions to answer at the end of this election,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times correspondent told a capacity crowd Sunday.

Vermont obituaries looking for second life in the digital age

Green Mountain State funeral directors are questioning the future of death notices as newspapers increasingly are charging for — yet cutting back on — print publication.

Gail Sheehy revisits her Green Mountain ‘passages’

The best-selling writer, returning to the University of Vermont six decades after almost not graduating, talks about covering presidential candidates from Robert Kennedy to Hillary Clinton — and how Bernie Sanders is changing the rules.

Mal Boright, longtime Vermont journalist, dies at 81

“He was a man for all seasons,” recalls a colleague. “Not just sports seasons, but political and mud seasons, too.”

Rod Clarke, longtime Vermont journalist, dies at 77

The stalwart of United Press International’s Montpelier bureau in the 1970s and 1980s lived a life as colorful as the news he covered.