The New England First Amendment Coalition appreciates the support of all its donors and volunteers. The work we accomplish every day on behalf of the First Amendment and open government simply would not occur without your help. In particular, NEFAC would like to thank the following Leadership Circle donors and Major Supporters for their contributions to our coalition this year:


As the largest local news operation in the state with more than 200 journalists, Hearst Connecticut Media Group is comprised of eight daily newspapers including the New Haven Register, Connecticut Post, Greenwich Time, Stamford Advocate and The Norwalk Hour, and 16 weekly newspapers including the Darien Times, Fairfield Citizen, New Canaan Advertiser, The Greater New Milford Spectrum and Westport News. The Group manages 21 websites, including sites for all of its papers, as well as, and


The Boston Globe is New England’s foremost regional news source dedicated to providing in-depth coverage in breaking news, sports, business, lifestyle, and arts. With a mission to provide truth and accountability, both in print and on, the Globe is the epitome of premium journalism, winning 26 Pulitzer Prizes over the past 50 years.

Paul and Ann Sagan

The Robertson Foundation 

MAJOR SUPPORTERS | $2,500-$9,999


The Boston University College of Communication has been educating professional communicators since 1914. Today it’s educating the next generation of leaders in emerging media, journalism, film and television, advertising, public relations, communication research and media studies. Its more than 30,000 alumni occupy the highest levels in a multitude of fields.

90.9 WBUR-FM is Boston’s NPR news station and the home of nationally syndicated programs, including On Point, Here & Now, Only A Game and Car Talk, which reach millions of listeners each week on NPR stations across the country and online. WBUR provides listeners with thorough coverage of local, national and international news from NPR, Public Radio International and the BBC, in addition to its own locally produced content.

The Academy of New England Journalists was founded in 1960. The organization supports journalism programs throughout the region and honors those working at newspapers with its Yankee Quill Award for their lifetime of achievement and distinction in New England.

The Society of Professional Journalists Foundation‘s mission is to perpetuate a free press as a cornerstone of our nation and our liberty. The foundation helps by (1) advocating for open government (2) promoting integrity (3) encouraging excellence (4) fostering diversity (5) inspiring new generations of talented journalists and (6) protecting freedom of speech and press.

Genie Gannett