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

Reporters From Across Region to Attend 13th Annual Training at Northeastern University

CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 |

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 England journalists and gives them the tools they need to become more accomplished investigative reporters, well-versed in the freedom of information laws that govern today’s difficult reporting landscape.

The Institute — provided at no cost to those who attend — is Oct. 29-31 at Northeastern University in Boston and features many of the country’s elite reporters, editors and media attorneys. About 300 journalists have attended the Institute since it began in 2011.

Keynote speakers this year are Eric Meyer, publisher and editor of the Marion County Record, the weekly newspaper in Kansas that recently made national headlines when local sheriffs raided its newsroom; Sisi Wei, Editor-in-Chief of The Markup, a nonprofit, investigative newsroom that challenges technology to serve the public good; and Brian Rosenthal, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at The New York Times and the president of Investigative Reporters and Editors.

The Institute is made possible by the generosity of Northeastern University, the Academy of New England Journalists, the Rhode Island Foundation and Boston University.

NEFAI 2023 Journalism Fellows

All fellows pictured left to right by state.

NEFAC was formed in 2006 to advance and protect the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment, including the principle of the public’s right to know. We’re a broad-based organization of people who believe in the power of an informed democratic society. Our members include lawyers, journalists, historians, academics and private citizens.

Our coalition is funded through contributions made by those who value the First Amendment and who strive to keep government accountable. Please make a donation here.

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