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Yankee Quill honors 5 New England journalists

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BOSTON (AP) - Five veteran journalists have been chosen to receive the Yankee Quill Award this year for their contributions to journalism in New England.

The Yankee Quill Award is presented annually by the Academy of New England Journalists through the New England Society of Newspaper Editors.

The 2014 honorees are Joe Bergantino, director of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting; Karen Bordeleau, executive editor of The Providence Journal; John Christie, editor of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting; Richard Lodge, editor of the MetroWest Daily News; and Alan White, editor of The Eagle-Tribune in North Andover, Massachusetts.

Selection is based on a journalist's influence over the course of a career.

The awards will be presented at a conference on Oct. 9 in Natick, Massachusetts.

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