Hardman Lecture Series
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Hardman 2014 Journalist-in-Residence
March 17-19, 2014
Photo credit: Ben Garver / Berkshire Eagle
Regional Vice President of News for New England Newspapers Inc.
Kevin Moran is the regional vice president of news for New England Newspapers Inc., overseeing the newsroom operations of The Berkshire Eagle, Bennington Banner, Brattleboro Reformer, Manchester Journal and Berkshires Week. He was managing editor of The Berkshire Eagle from 2005 to 2013. Moran has served as editor of the North Adams Transcript and the Brattleboro (Vt.) Reformer and as news editor of The York Dispatch/Sunday News in Pennsylvania.
A past president of the New England Associated Press News Executives Association, he also has been a two-time mentor with the Daniel Pearl Fellowship Foundation, which brings foreign journalists to the United States for media studies. He has won numerous awards - from newswriting to editing to news design - during his 20-plus years in journalism.
He is an occasional voice on WAMC Northeast Public Radio and has contributed to WBUR, Vermont Public Radio and ABC World News Tonight.
Moran is currently leading The Berkshire Eagle in Project Unbolt, a Digital First Media effort to redefine digital journalism. The Eagle is just one of four of Digital First Media's 75-plus daily newsrooms across the country to pilot the project.
Moran attended the 2014 State of the Union Address in January. He recently authored the chapters for The Eagle and Berkshire Historical Society's pictorial book, "Berkshire Memories: The Early Years, 1880s through 1939."
He is a native of Adams and a graduate of Hoosac Valley High School and the University of New Hampshire.
Moran worked and lived on the summit of Greenland on a polar ice core project during the summer of 1991 and has played guitar in the punk rock band The Damaged since 1999. He and his family reside in Pittsfield.
Moran can be reached at email@example.com. You can follow him on Twitter @iamberkshire.
Past speakers of the Hardman Lecture Series (view photos):
2013-2014: Jeff Corwin
2012-2013: Howard Kurtz
2011-2012: Soledad O'Brien
2010-2011: Laura Ling
2009-2010: Charlayne Hunter-Gault
2008-2009: David Brooks
2007-2008: Bill McKibben, Marianne Pearl
2006-2007: Derrick Jackson, Bob Simon
2005-2006: Dan Harris, Ellen Goodman
2004-2005: Ellen Hume, Alan Chartock
2013: Mark Kinver
2012: Joe Donahue
2011: Lydia Kulbida
2009: Rex Smith