NEFAC to Present at University of Rhode Island’s Media Literacy Conference

CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 |

The New England First Amendment Coalition will join University of Rhode Island media literacy experts, journalists, public information officers, faculty, students and members of the public on March 22 to discuss how to limit disinformation.

NEFAC Executive Director Justin Silverman will speak as part of a panel discussion during the half-day conference hosted by URI’s Harrington School of Communication and Media.

The in-person conference is from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the university. The conference begins in the Hope Room of the Higgins Welcome Center, 45 Upper College Road, Kingston Campus. The keynote address will be provided remotely.

The program is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

How to be Media Literate Citizens:

The Role of Researchers, Journalists, and Students in the World of Heightened
Disinformation,Conspiracy Theories and Hate

March 22 | 1 p.m. ET

Featured Speakers

JUSTIN SILVERMAN | New England First Amendment Coalition
AMMINA KOTHARI | University of Rhode Island
KATE LEBLANC | University of Rhode Island
DAN MCGOWAN | The Boston Globe
JOSEPH WENDELKEN | Rhode Island Dept. of Health

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 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 for the First Amendment Museum, Linda Pizzuti Henry and Connecticut Public.