NEFAC to Provide Legal Seminar and Interviewing Workshop at Boston Convention

CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 |

The New England First Amendment Coalition will provide two sessions at the annual New England Newspaper & Press Association winter convention this week. The convention is Feb. 7-8 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.

Legal Issues: Libel, Invasion of Privacy and Other Legal Questions

February 7 | 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Top New England First Amendment lawyers will discuss libel, invasion of privacy and other recent court decisions that impact newsgathering and publishing in a modern era. Bring your questions. We have answers.


  • Michael Donoghue | NEFAC, Vermont News First
  • Elizabeth Ritvo | NEFAC, Brown Rudnick LLP
  • Gregory V. Sullivan, Esq. | NEFAC, Malloy & Sullivan

Effective Interviews: Planning and Execution

February 8 | 10:30 a.m. to Noon

So many stories produced in print and online depend heavily on getting the right information your readers want and need to make proper decisions. Are you a lapdog or a bulldog when it comes to getting information? Learn how to get to the bottom of the issues and how to best work with your sources.


  • Michael Donoghue | NEFAC, Vermont News First

NEFAC’s convention sessions are the latest presentations and lectures provided by the coalition throughout the region. To request a speaker for your event please contact NEFAC Executive Director Justin Silverman at

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, Paul and Ann Sagan, The Boston Globe, WBUR, Boston University and the Robertson Foundation.