NEFAC Announces Journalism Fellows for 10th Annual New England First Amendment Institute

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The New England First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce the incoming class of fellows for its 2020 New England First Amendment Institute.

Now in its tenth year, the institute provides support and training for New England journalists to give 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 Sept. 26 through Oct. 3 and features many of the country’s elite reporters, editors and media attorneys.

10th Annual
New England First Amendment Institute
Provided by the New England First Amendment Coalition

A week-long 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.

Wesley Lowery, correspondent for the 60 Minutes spinoff “60 in 6”, will provide the keynote address. Margaret Sullivan, media columnist for the Washington Post, will provide closing remarks on Oct. 3.

Faculty this year include Errin Haines of The 19th; Kyle Hopkins of the Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica; Todd Wallack of The Boston Globe; Keila Torres Ocasio of Hearst Connecticut Media Group; Mike Beaudet of WCVB-Boston and Northeastern University; Walter V. Robinson of The Boston Globe; and Casey McDermott of New Hampshire Public Radio.

This year’s institute is made possible by the generosity of the Academy of New England Journalists and the Boston University College of Communication.


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.

Major Supporters of NEFAC include Hearst Connecticut Media Group, The Boston Globe, Paul and Ann Sagan, WBUR, Boston University and the Robertson Foundation.