About Martin Langeveld
Martin Langeveld spent 30 years in the newspaper business, 13 of them as publisher. He started at The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, Mass., where he served advertising salesman, assistant circulation manager, assistant business manager, promotions manager, marketing director, general manager, and eventually publisher.
In 2000, he became publisher of The Eagle’s sister newspaper, the North Adams Transcript, while serving also as executive vice president & director of interactive media for New England Newspapers, Inc., a four-daily cluster which is part of Denver-based MediaNews Group Inc. In 2006 he moved to the company’s Brattleboro, Vermont paper, the Brattleboro Reformer. Along the way, he handled the acquisition and management of a number of weeklies and launched a variety of niche publications.
Martin has served on a variety of non-profit boards including two terms as chair and one as treasurer of Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Mass. He was a founding trustee of the Colonial Theatre Association in Pittsfield, and served as moderator of First Church of Christ in Pittsfield, as a director of the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce and a member of its Economic Development Committee, as director and treasurer of the Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association, and as a board member of the National Newspaper Association.
He is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has a graduate degree from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. (He and his wife ran a country inn in the Berkshires for several years in the 1970s, but they “got it out of their systems once Martin smelled printer’s ink.”)
He retired from the Reformer in April, 2008 and launched his blog, News After Newspapers, a few months later, moving his blogging home base to the Nieman Journalism Lab in January, 2009. His purpose in blogging is to explore the tools and techniques for journalism and news publishing that are likely to rise as newspapers fall from their long-standing positions of dominance in local and national news markets.