About the Dorchester Reporter

The Dorchester Reporter, founded in 1983, is a community newspaper which is published every Thursday. It is circulated to subscribers and sold at newsstands across the neighborhood. DotNews.com is the online home of the Dorchester Reporter.

The newspaper and website are owned and operated by Boston Neighborhood News, Inc., a Dorchester-based company. Husband-and-wife team Ed and Mary Forry launched the Reporter to provide their hometown with timely and insightful news, opinion and information about Boston's largest neighborhood.

NENPA memberNENPA memberThe Reporter has won a number of awards for excellence in journalism, including from the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) and UMass Boston's Center for Media and Society, and has twice been named Best Neighborhood Newspaper by the Improper Bostonian. In 2013, the Reporter won first place in the NENPA's Better Newspaper competition for Spot News coverage by a weekly newspaper. The paper has won raves from Greater Boston's Beat the Press for its coverage of city politics.

The newspaper is affiliated with three other titles owned by Boston Neighborhood News, Inc.: the Mattapan Reporter, Boston Irish Reporter and Boston Haitian Reporter.

For more on the history of the Reporter, please read this 2008 article by Jack Thomas which marked the 25th anniversary of the newspaper.

More about the first 25 years of the Reporter can be read in this commemorative edition published in December 2008.

Contact info

Advertising
617-436-1222 x14

Newsroom
617-436-1222 x18

Fax
617-825-5516

Address
150 Mt. Vernon St.
Suite 120
Dorchester, MA 02125
Get directions.

Submitting materials

Press releases and images - and also ideas about potential news stories - may be submitted through our website or via e-mail to newseditor@dotnews.com. We do accept materials through the mail, but regret that we cannot return images like photos, etc. We encourage submissions through the website or via e-mail.

Letters to the editor may be sent via e-mail to letters@dotnews.com or faxed to 617-825-5516.

The Reporter is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome inquiries from prospective reporters, freelance writers, photographers and sales staff to send us an e-mail at newseditor@dotnews.com. Please include a sample of your work and a resume.

Staff Directory

Jack Conboy
Advertising Manager
addesk@dotnews.com

Michael Deehan
Contributing Reporter
mwdeehan@gmail.com

Lauren Dezenski
Staff Reporter
lrdezenski@gmail.com

Edward W. Forry
Associate Publisher
eforry@dotnews.com

Maureen E. Forry
Advertising/Sales
Maureen.forry@dotnews.com

William P. Forry
Editor/Publisher
bforry@dotnews.com

Barbara Langis
Production Manager
Barbie@dotnews.com

Barbara McDonough
Columnist
notables@dotnews.com

Thomas F. Mulvoy Jr.
Associate Editor
tfm@dotnews.com
newseditor@dotnews.com