NEFAC to Discuss Future of Print Journalism at Leominster Public Library on October 29

CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 |

The New England First Amendment Coalition will present a discussion about the future of print journalism from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 at Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street in Leominster, Mass.

The event is part of NEFAC’s Featured Speaker Program. It is free and open to the public.

Speakers include:

DAN KENNEDY | Kennedy is a journalism professor at Northeastern University and a nationally known media commentator for and other publications. He is also a regular panelist on Beat the Press, an award-winning weekly media roundtable on WGBH-TV.

DIANNE WILLIAMSON | Williamson worked at the Telegram and Gazette for 35 years, writing a column three days a week for 25 years. Before she became a columnist, Williamson worked as a general assignment and crime reporter. Williamson left the Telegram and Gazette in 2018.

NEFAC offers discussions on journalism and the First Amendment as part of its Featured Speaker Program, launched in January 2018 to help increase First Amendment education in high schools, college classrooms and community centers. Since the program’s creation, NEFAC has provided more than 40 presentations throughout the region.

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 Barr Foundation, The Providence Journal Charitable Legacy Fund, The Boston Globe, WBUR and Boston University.