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

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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 six New England states will attend the Institute at Northeastern University in Boston from Oct. 23 to Oct. 25 to learn the latest investigative and database reporting techniques and public records access skills.

12th Annual
New England First Amendment Institute
Provided by the New England First Amendment Coalition

A three-day investigative journalism program provided at no cost to select New England journalists and featuring many of the country’s elite reporters, editors and media attorneys. Learn more about NEFAI 2022.

Walker is an investigative reporter in the Washington bureau of The New York Times. He was part of The Times team that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of COVID-19 in 2020. Walker joined The Times in 2019 as the Freedom of Information Act coordinator for the Washington bureau. Before joining The Times, Walker was an investigative reporter at The Argus Leader in South Dakota and a former training director for IRE where he now serves as president.

This year’s institute is made possible by the generosity of Northeastern University, the Academy of New England Journalists, the Rhode Island Foundation and Boston University.

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Leadership Circle donors include the Rhode Island Foundation, Hearst Connecticut Media Group, The Boston Globe, Paul and Ann Sagan, and the Robertson Foundation. Major Supporters include Boston University, the Academy of New England Journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists Foundation, Genie Gannett for the First Amendment Museum, Linda Pizzuti Henry, Connecticut Public and GBH-Boston.