NEFAC Co-Sponsors Black Media Symposium at Boston University

CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 |

The New England First Amendment Coalition is proud to co-sponsor Black Media: Reflecting on the Past and Reimagining the Future, a day-long symposium next month at Boston University.

The Sept. 22 program will highlight Black media professionals and their innovative work in journalism, among other industries.

Speakers will discuss how they have broken barriers in their fields, amplified their voices and navigated the challenges that still exist for Black storytellers and communications professionals.

Attendees will network with other media professionals, gain insight into their own careers and ambitions, and celebrate the important work — past, present and future — of Black media.

Members of the Boston University community and all others interested in Black media are invited to attend. Admission is free with registration. More information about the event, a full list of speakers and a registration link can be found here.

NEFAC’s sponsorship is one of many ways the coalition is supporting local journalists, including its annual New England First Amendment Institute and mentorship program. Learn more about NEFAC’s many programs and services.

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, 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, the Champa Charitable Foundation Fund, Connecticut Public and GBH-Boston.