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We Have One Week to Raise $7,000

All Donations Doubled Members of the NEFAC Board of Directors are reaching into their wallets again this year to match the first $7,000 in donations received this week. Beginning today your $50 donation becomes $100. Your $100 donation becomes $200. And so on. This is a special much-needed week-long opportunity to raise money for First […]

NEFAC Joins Effort to End Prior Restraint Against The New York Times

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition and more than 50 media organizations recently denounced a prior restraint imposed on The New York Times, saying that the legal order would have “grave ramifications” for journalists’ ability to report the news. “The restrictions on publication and newsgathering […]

NEFAC, Media Groups Argue Against Government Surveillance of Journalists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition recently argued against government surveillance that could threaten press freedoms in the region and throughout the country. In a Nov. 11 amicus brief — drafted by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and filed in the U.S. […]

30 Minute Skills: Drone Journalism

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 […]

Tracy Jan of Washington Post to Open Annual New England First Amendment Institute

Closing Remarks to Be Given by Astead Herndon, National Political Reporter at New York Times FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce its featured speakers for the 2021 New England First Amendment Institute. Tracy Jan of the Washington Post will open the […]

30 Minute Skills: How to Verify Information Online

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, Union Leader Corp. Argue for Release of Sealed N.H. Superior Court Documents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition and Union Leader Corp. recently argued for the release of New Hampshire Superior Court documents that were inappropriately sealed and kept from the public. The sealed documents include records about the policies and procedures within the Hillsborough County Attorney’s […]

NEFAC, MNPA Explain to Mass. Supreme Judicial Court the First Amendment Concerns in Lanier Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition and the Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association recently explained to the state’s highest court how a case involving ownership rights in photography could indirectly limit how journalists gather news. The case — Lanier v. President and Fellows of Harvard College — […]

NEFAC Pushes for Better Media Access After Maine CDC Bars Organizations from Press Briefings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition today called on the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention to cease barring reporters its considers “advocacy journalists” from its press briefings. Last week state CDC officials barred the Maine People’s Alliance and the Maine Policy Institute from […]