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NEFAC Joins Call for Release of Documents Detailing Flight of Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition joined several open government advocates today to demand Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis follow his state’s public records law and release information pertaining to the recent flight of Venezuelan migrants to Massachusetts. The migrants were flown from San Antonio, Texas, […]

NEFAC, Media Groups: More Transparency Needed in N.H. Police Officer ‘Laurie List’ Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition recently argued against a New Hampshire police officer’s attempt to use a pseudonym in a lawsuit involving the state’s Exculpatory Evidence Schedule, also known as the “Laurie List.” The officer was placed on the list — which names police […]

NPR’s Sacha Pfeiffer Joins New England First Amendment Institute as Keynote Speaker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce that Sacha Pfeiffer, a correspondent for NPR’s Investigations team, will be a keynote speaker at the 12th annual New England First Amendment Institute. Journalists from a variety of media and all six New England states will attend […]

Meet NEFAC’s 2022 New England First Amendment Institute Journalism Fellows

Reporters From Across Region to Attend 12th Annual Program at Northeastern University FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce the incoming class of fellows for its 2022 New England First Amendment Institute. Now in its 12th year, the institute provides support and […]

30 Minute Skills: Finding High Quality Data for Stories

The New England First Amendment Coalition launched last year 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 […]

IRE President Mark Walker, Reporter at New York Times, to Deliver Closing Address at NEFAI 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is honored to have Mark Walker, investigative reporter for The New York Times and president of Investigative Reporters and Editors, deliver closing remarks for the 12th annual New England First Amendment Institute. Journalists from a variety of media and all […]

Sewell Chan, Editor in Chief of The Texas Tribune, to Open NEFAI 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce Sewell Chan, editor in chief of The Texas Tribune, as the opening speaker for its 12th annual New England First Amendment Institute. Journalists from a variety of media and all six New England states will […]

Work with NEFAC: Coalition Seeking First Amendment Interns for Fall and Spring Semesters

First Amendment Intern Part-Time Fall and/or Spring Semester About the New England First Amendment Coalition | NEFAC is a growing 501(c)(3) non-profit non-political organization that advances the five freedoms of the First Amendment and the public’s right to know about government through education, advocacy and defense. Founded in 2006, the coalition is New England’s leading […]

30 Minute Skills: Microsoft Excel 102

The New England First Amendment Coalition launched last year 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 […]