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NEFAC, Advocacy Groups Call on U.S. Supreme Court to Provide Permanent Live Audio Access

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition recently joined a group of newsrooms and advocacy organizations to call for permanent live audio access to the U.S. Supreme Court. “Providing live audio access to cases during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has convincingly demonstrated the public’s appetite to […]

Want to Learn More About Public Record Laws? Start With NEFAC’s New Multimedia FOI Guide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition recently launched a new multimedia guide to freedom of information laws in the region. The FOI Guide features answers to commonly asked questions about public records, cites notable case law and links to additional resources, including recent legislation for […]

30 Minute Skills: Self-Care for Journalists

The New England First Amendment Coalition recently launched a monthly educational series featuring short, practical lessons on journalism and the First Amendment. The goal of the program — called “30 Minute Skills” — is to provide reporters and other citizens knowledge they can use immediately in newsgathering, data collection, storytelling and other areas of journalism […]

Educators: First Amendment, Journalism and Open Government Resources Available

NEFAC Offering Online and In-Person Services; Reserve Guest Speakers for Academic Year FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is providing educators throughout the region a variety of resources to incorporate into their classroom lessons this academic year. The materials and services address a range of First […]

NEFAC, Media Groups Call on U.S. Supreme Court to Strengthen the Right to Record Police Activity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition recently joined newsrooms throughout the country to help protect the First Amendment right to record police activity. The organizations are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to clarify for all jurisdictions that the constitutional right to record public officials in public […]

NEFAC Provides Mentorship in New ‘FOI Bootcamp for Journalists of Color’ Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is serving as a mentor for local reporters as part of the recently-launched FOI Bootcamp for Journalists of Color program. The National Freedom of Information Coalition and the Society of Professional Journalists began the FOI Bootcamp in June to assist […]

Applications for 11th Annual New England First Amendment Institute Now Available

Exclusive Investigative Reporting Program to Be Offered Online to 25 Journalists; Deadline September 18 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition will host its 11th annual New England First Amendment Institute as a multi-day online program this fall. The institute is typically offered over three days […]

30 Minute Skills: Web Scraping 102

The New England First Amendment Coalition recently launched a monthly educational series featuring short, practical lessons on journalism and the First Amendment. The goal of the program — called “30 Minute Skills” — is to provide reporters and other citizens knowledge they can use immediately in newsgathering, data collection, storytelling and other areas of journalism […]

NEFAC: N.H. Law Requires Release of Report on Excessive Force Allegations Against Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition recently argued for the release of an investigation into allegations of excessive force by a police officer in New Hampshire. “Transparency and accountability lead to trust between the citizenry and the government,” explained NEFAC in an Aug. 2 amicus […]

30 Minute Skills: Web Scraping 101

The New England First Amendment Coalition recently launched a monthly educational series featuring short, practical lessons on journalism and the First Amendment. The goal of the program — called “30 Minute Skills” — is to provide reporters and other citizens knowledge they can use immediately in newsgathering, data collection, storytelling and other areas of journalism […]