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NEFAC, Civil Rights Advocates Argue for Release of Police Misconduct Records in Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition joined several civil rights advocates today to help prevent police secrecy in a Massachusetts public records case. The case — Mack v. Office of the District Attorney of the Bristol District — involves an investigation into a fatal shooting by […]

NEFAC, New Hampshire News Organizations Request Release of Education Reform Records

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition and more than two dozen New Hampshire news organizations recent argued for the release of all records related to a special task force that will recommend revisions to rules governing public education for at least the next decade. The […]

NEFAC Receives ‘Game-Changing’ Bequest to Support Journalism Education, Programming

Estate of Late Boston Globe Reporter Gloria Negri Continues Her Legacy with More Than $800k Gift FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition recently received the largest gift in the organization’s history from the estate of Gloria Negri, the late trailblazing journalist at The Boston Globe. The estate […]

NEFAC, National Press Advocates Demand Info on FBI Raid of Journalist’s Home

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition and more than 50 national press groups wrote to the U.S. Department of Justice today demanding information about the raid of a Florida journalist’s home. The FBI raided the home newsroom of journalist Tim Burke in May after he […]

Meet NEFAC’s First Class of Student Journalism Fellows From Rhode Island

Select Group of Students to Join Annual New England First Amendment Institute This Month FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce that a select group of student journalists from Rhode Island will be joining its annual Institute. Now in its 13th year, NEFAC’s New England […]

Meet NEFAC’s 2023 New England First Amendment Institute Journalism Fellows

Reporters From Across Region to Attend 13th Annual Training 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 2023 New England First Amendment Institute. Now in its 13th year, the Institute provides support and training for New […]

Online Access to State Court Documents

Register Now for New Round of FOI Lessons FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is continuing its freedom of information lessons with new classes on state court documents and hearings. The lessons build on the information provided in NEFAC’s introduction to state court classes which […]

NEFAC, Media Organizations to U.S. Supreme Court: Live Audio Streaming of Oral Arguments Should Be Made Permanent Practice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition recently joined a national effort to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to make permanent its practice of providing live audio of oral arguments before the court. “This practice improves the quality of journalism about the Court and greatly enhances […]

Keynote Speakers for 2023 New England First Amendment Institute Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce the three keynote speakers for its upcoming investigative journalism program. Joining the 13th annual New England First Amendment Institute next month will be: • Eric Meyer | Publisher and editor of the Marion County Record, the […]

NEFAC Files Amicus Brief Urging Mass. High Court to Protect the Public from SLAPP Suits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition filed an amicus brief today with the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, asking it to revisit its interpretation of the state’s anti-SLAPP law and protect the right of the people to petition the government. “The court has a great opportunity […]