In 1998, Robert “Bob” Anderson started the Harpswell Anchor, a monthly newspaper in Harpswell, Maine. It was a beloved part of the community until October 2020 when Anderson decided to shut it down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, by the end of the year, a group of residents had started working together to bring the Anchor back as a nonprofit news organization.
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC recently announced the launch of a custom study that will help the organization strengthen its brand position and encourage better engagement among local communities. The organization commissioned Nielson to execute the study, which will focus on its nearly 150-year-old newspaper, The Boston Globe, and Boston.com.
On June 11, newsrooms gathered virtually and, in some cases, in person as Pulitzer Prize Board co-chairs Mindy Marqués and Stephen Engelberg revealed this year’s list of winners on a live stream. Despite a tough year for newsrooms, the Pulitzer Board did not see a drop in submissions. In fact, Marqués said they received 1,173 total entries for 2021, which is a slight increase compared to the past two years.
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