William P. (Bill) Forry is the managing editor of the Reporter Newspapers, a family-owned and operated community newspaper group which includes the weekly Dorchester Reporter, as well as the monthly publications Boston Irish Reporter and the Boston Haitian Reporter, which he co-founded in 2001. The four publications — and their companion websites— are all part of a newspaper business owned and operated by his family since 1973.
Mr. Forry is a graduate of Boston College and Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Forry is a lifelong resident of Dorchester, where he attended Boston College High School and St. Gregory’s Elementary School. He has served as a Fellow at UMass-Boston’s Center on Media and Society, where he assisted in the development of the university’s Ethnic Media Project.
He has worked as a correspondent on BNN-TV’s Neighborhood Network News since 1996 and is a frequent guest on local radio and TV public affairs programs. Bill is married to State Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry of Dorchester. The couple are now enjoying the joys of parenthood with their sons, John, 6, Conor, 3, and Madeline, infant.
Marc Levy, editor of Cambridge Day, has been in journalism for more than two decades, including stints at community weeklies and startups before and during earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Boston’s Emerson College.
Although born and raised in Southern California, most of his professional life has been spent in New England: as a reporter, columnist, copy editor and editor in Massachusetts at the Arlington Advocate, Sentinel & Enterprise, Boston Herald, Taunton Daily Gazette and Cambridge Day; and in Connecticut as a copy editor, editor and executive editor of weeklies and dailies including the Connecticut Post, Middletown Press, Herald of New Britain, Bristol Press and Journal-Inquirer of Manchester.
A passionate proponent of independent community journalism, Levy launched Cambridge Day in 2005 as an experiment — an underfunded daily newspaper with a primarily volunteer staff. That, of course, was a business model destined to fail in an era of print. Transplanted online, though, the model becomes a new experiment, Levy believes, one with the capacity to empower independence-minded, entrepreneurial journalists and to serve communities around the world. Cambridge Day exists as a tiny part of that evolutionary experiment.