Local editor goes to Harvard

Bill Forry, managing editor of the Dorchester Reporter, has been awarded a yearlong Shorenstein scholarship at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government:

The full tuition Shorenstein Center Scholarship in Press and Politics is awarded to an individual who has a proven interest in issues concerning the press and politics. The scholarship supports students who wish to pursue graduate study in the field of press, politics and public policy.

To prepare for his absence, the Reporter has announced several newsroom changes. Publisher Ed Forry (Bill's father), will return to overseeing editorial and op/ed pages, while Tom Mulvoy, former managing editor of the Boston Globe, will become interim managing editor. News Editor Pete Stidman is leaving the chain by mutual consent after two years to pursue other interests. Mike Deehan of Dorchester, a partime staffer with State House News Service, joins the paper as a contributing writer. And longtime contributor Gin Dumcius, a veteran State House reporter will expand his coverage of local politics.

In addition to the Dorchester paper, the Reporter chain includes the Mattapan Reporter, the Boston Haitian Reporter and the Boston Irish Reporter.

Ed. full disclosure: I do consulting for the Reporter folks.

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Congrats to Bill

I've met Bill and he's a stand up guy and a great editor. Good to see him get the fellowship. I'm sure his classmates will be pumped to have him in the class.

Disclosure: I write freelance articles for the Reporter folks.

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Congrats to Gin and Deehan

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I've met them both. They are outstanding gentlemen and examples to us all.

Disclosure: I am an occasional accomplice to both Gin and Deehan.

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Congrats

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The Dorchester Reporter is the best neighborhood paper in Boston, even if it is a little too deferential to elected officials.

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congratulations everybody! sad to see stidman go!

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Full disclosure: I spend way too much time with some of these mofos.

Gintautas Dumcius has almost the best name in Boston journalism. (Second only to Rob Turbovsky.)

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More disclosure: Harvard was my safety school

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But seriously, bravo Bill, and even more props to Harvard for recognizing the kind of homegrown talent that might help the news industry transition to whatever it needs to become.

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Congrats to Bill Forry! He

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Congrats to Bill Forry! He deserves it!

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