Martin C. Langeveld

Martin Langeveld photo by Jeffrey Lewis
Photo by Jeffrey M. Lewis, JML Photo

I spent 30 years in the newspaper business, from 1978 to 2008. It was never dull, it was rewarding, and it was an interesting time to be there.

I still care very much about how good journalism, so necessary to the functioning of a free society, can be sustained by new business models now that the legacy media, especially newspapers, have fallen on hard times.

In 2008 I started exploring that question in this blog, and then at Nieman Journalism Lab. Since 2013 I have largely maintained radio silence, but have good intentions of getting started again.

In 2016, I was honored to provide consulting services to a group of investors who purchased New England Newspapers, Inc., the newspaper group I used to work for, and I’ve accepted their invitation to serve on the New England Newspapers Board. During 2016 I served as acting group publisher for five months during the search for a permanent publisher.

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The whole nine yards

Career:

Consultant and Writer, Vernon, VT:

  • Marketing, public relations and strategic planning consultation, 2008-present
  • Marketing director, Strolling of the Heifers, Brattleboro, VT, 2008-2016
  • Contributing writer, Nieman Journalism Lab, Harvard University, 2008-2014

New England Newspapers, Inc., Pittsfield, MA:

Eagle Publishing Company, Pittsfield, MA (predecessor firm to New England Newspapers, Inc.):

  • V. P., Chief Operating Officer, 1989-1995
  • V. P., Marketing Director, 1985-1989
  • Promotion Director, 1983-1985
  • Assistant Business Manager, 1980-1983
  • Advertising Sales, Marketing Management, 1978-1980

The Flying Cloud Inn, New Marlboro, MA:

  • Co-innkeeper, 1975-1978 (with Beverly G. Langeveld)

Extracurricular Activities

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Education:

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: Master of Professional Studies in Hotel Administration, 1975
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA: Bachelor of Science in Humanities and Engineering, 1970