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30 Minute Skills: Responding to a Subpoena

Registration Now Open FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org 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 […]

NEFAC: New Hampshire Bill Dictating News Coverage ‘Blatantly Unconstitutional’

Coalition Testifies Against HB 584, Explains First Amendment and State Protections for Free Press FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition recently testified against a New Hampshire bill that would require news organizations to publish updates to certain stories and limit the use of mugshots in […]

NEFAC Strengthens Advocacy in Maine, New England with Additions to Board of Directors

Sun Journal Editor Judy Meyer and Gannett New England Executive Lisa Strattan to Help Lead Coalition FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce two additions to its Board of Directors: Judy Meyer, Executive Editor of the Sun Journal, Kennebec Journal and Morning […]

Nominations Open for NEFAC’s Annual Antonia Orfield Citizenship Award; Deadline March 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is seeking nominations for its 2021 Antonia Orfield Citizenship Award. The Antonia Orfield Citizenship Award is given to an individual from one of the six New England states who has fought for information crucial to the public’s understanding of […]

Keeping the Light On in New Hampshire: Celebrating Sunshine Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides for the “right of the people to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” But what does that mean and how does it work? The New England First Amendment Coalition and the Nackey S. Loeb School […]

NEFAC Argues for Open Law Enforcement Certification Proceedings

Senate Bill 471 Would Prevent Future Hearings From Unnecessary Secrecy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org Note: NEFAC followed up this testimony with supplemental comments on Feb. 10, addressing the concerns of the New Hampshire Chiefs of Police. Read that letter here. The New England First Amendment Coalition recently argued in […]

Reporting on Local Protests: How Newsrooms Cover Political Demonstrations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org In partnership with the Sun Journal and Kennebec Journal, the New England First Amendment Coalition will present a community conversation on local journalism from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 17. The event is part of NEFAC’s First Amendment and the Free Press program. […]

30 Minute Skills: Data Cleaning 102

Registration Now Open FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org 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 […]

NEFAC Testifies Against N.H. Legislation Making Police Personnel Records Secret

Senate Bill 39 Would Reverse Recent Court Decision, Reinstate an ‘Environment of Secrecy’ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org Note: NEFAC and other advocates followed up this testimony with a joint letter on Jan. 25 opposing an amendment to SB 39 that the groups called “problematic” and “harmful to government transparency.” […]