Martin Langeveld spent 30 years in the newspaper business, 13 of them as publisher. He is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has a graduate degree from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. He started his newspaper career at the Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, Mass, where he served as advertising sales representative, assistant circulation manager, assistant business manager, promotions manager, marketing director, general manager, and eventually publisher. Along the way, he handled the acquisition and management of a number of weeklies, helped launch a variety of niche publications, and other lines of business including real estate development and a fitness club.
In 2006 he moved to the Eagle‘s sister paper, the Brattleboro Reformer. He retired from the Reformer in 2008 and began blogging for NiemanLab, a Harvard University-affiliated site that covers the evolution of media in the digital age. Since 2016, when a group of Berkshire-based investors returned the Eagle, Reformer and Bennington Banner to local ownership, he has served on the board and consulted for New England Newspapers, Inc., the newspaper group’s parent company.