NECC Professor Callahan Joins Board of News Editors

Northern Essex Community College Professor Amy Callahan.

Amy Callahan, professor of English and coordinator of the liberal arts: journalism and communication program at Northern Essex Community College, has joined the board of governors of the New England Society of News Editors (NESNE), an affiliate of the New England Newspaper and Press Association. She will moderate a special panel discussion at the association’s upcoming annual convention Feb. 20 in Boston.

Callahan, of Newburyport, was selected to be NESNE’s higher education representative, a position through which she will help promote mutually beneficial initiatives for journalists and students, a statement said.

“I’m delighted to join the leadership team of NESNE as the higher education representative on the board,” she says. “It is my hope to advocate for a strong partnership between journalism professionals and journalism educators so that students can benefit from the resources of the industry.”

Callahan’s panel, titled “Meet the Millennials: Training the Future Generation of Journalists,” will feature a group of journalism and media educators who will discuss the various highlights and challenges they encounter in training prospective media specialists.

Prior to joining the NECC, Callahan worked for many years as a newspaper reporter, writing for publications such as the Boston Globe, the Holyoke Transcript-Telegram and the Vineyard Gazette. Her work at the latter publication resulted in three honors from NENPA on her behalf. Callahan also served as former managing editor of the Columbia University Record and is a current member of the HC Media Board of Directors.

Callahan holds a bachelor’s in Journalism from Northeastern University and master’s in writing from Columbia University.