NEFAI 2020

About the New England
First Amendment Institute

Journalists from a variety of media and all six New England states will gather online Sept. 26 to Oct. 3 to learn the latest investigative and database reporting techniques and public records access skills. The fellows chosen for this 10th annual New England First Amendment Institute reflect today’s diverse news media and come from daily and weekly newspapers, television and radio stations and online publications. Learn more about previous institutes here.


This year’s institute is made possible by the generosity of the Academy of New England Journalists and Boston University. Other supporters of NEFAC for this year include Hearst Connecticut Media Group, The Robertson Foundation, Paul and Ann Sagan, The Boston Globe and WBUR-Boston.

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Application Materials — (Closed)

Application and Recommendation Form

Institute Materials

Schedule and Class Documents
Pre-Recorded Presentations
Program (Including Bios and Contact Info)
Daily Evaluations
Future Fellow Recommendations

NEFAI 2020 News

Special Opportunity for All NEFAI Former Fellows: Become a NEFAC Sustaining Member and Attend Institute Sessions and Discussions
NEFAC Announces Journalism Fellows for 10th Annual New England First Amendment Institute
Wesley Lowery of CBS News to Deliver Keynote Address at 10th Annual New England First Amendment Institute
Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan to Speak at New England First Amendment Institute
Applications for 10th Annual New England First Amendment Institute Now Available

Speakers and Presenters Include

Opening – Keynote Speaker

Wesley Lowery | Correspondent for CBS News
Wesley Lowery is a correspondent for “60 in 6,” a 60 Minutes spinoff on the mobile app Quibi, and the author of They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement. Prior to joining CBS News, he was a national correspondent for the Washington Post, where he primarily covered issues of race and justice.

Closing – Featured Speaker

Margaret Sullivan | Media Columnist at The Washington Post
Margaret Sullivan is the media columnist of The Washington Post, the former public editor of The New York Times, and the former editor of the Buffalo News, where she started her career as a summer intern. She was twice elected a director of the National Society of News Editors and is a former member of the Pulitzer Prize board. Sullivan is also the 2017 recipient of NEFAC’s First Amendment Award.

Hadley Barndollar
Seacoast Online
Mike Beaudet
Northeastern University
Karen Bordeleau
NEFAC President
Arizona State University
Peter Caruso
Caruso & Caruso
Laura Damon
Newport Daily News
Michael Donoghue
Vermont Press Association
Lia Ernst
ACLU of Vermont
Edward Fitzpatrick
The Boston Globe
Richard Gagliuso
Bernstein Shur
Cindy Galli
ABC News
Beth Healy
Kyle Hopkins
Anchorage Daily News / ProPublica
Matt Kauffman
The Hartford Courant (formerly)
Jennifer Levitz
The Wall Street Journal
Raymond A. Marcaccio
Oliverio & Marcaccio

Casey McDermott
New Hampshire Public Radio
Jenifer McKim
GBH Center for Investigative Reporting
Boston University
Judy Meyer
Lewiston Sun Journal
Maggie Mulvihill
Boston University
Keila Torres Ocasio
Hearst Connecticut Media Group
Walter V. Robinson
The Boston Globe
Mike Savino
Sigmund Schutz
Preti Flaherty
Mary Schwind
Connecticut FOI Commission
Eli Sherman
Gregory V. Sullivan
Malloy & Sullivan
Laura Ungar
Kaiser Health News
Todd Wallack
The Boston Globe
Nancy West
Tim White
Brooke Williams
Boston University

NEFAI 2020 Fellows

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