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.
The 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.
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.
150 Mt. Vernon St.
Dorchester, MA 02125
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Press releases and images - and also ideas about potential news stories - may be submitted through our website or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include a sample of your work and a resume.
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