NEFAC Executive Director to Discuss the First Amendment and Free Press at University of Massachusetts Amherst

CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 |

New England First Amendment Coalition Executive Director Justin Silverman will discuss legal issues facing journalists on Nov. 15 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

The presentation is part of NEFAC’s First Amendment and the Free Press program and will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the school’s Journalism Hub. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend. More information here.

A Massachusetts-based attorney, Silverman helps lead NEFAC’s First Amendment and open government advocacy throughout the six-state region. His commentary has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Washington Post, and The Boston Globe. Silverman is a former journalist and publisher. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Maine School of Law and New England Law | Boston.

The UMass Amherst event is sponsored by the university’s journalism department. It is the latest of many public events NEFAC hosts and participates in throughout the year. Please email to learn more about how the coalition can help you with your event needs or how expert speakers can be booked for your programs.

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, WBUR-Boston, the Academy of New England Journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists Foundation, Genie Gannett, Linda Pizzuti Henry, Connecticut Public and GBH-Boston.