NEFAC to Present Media Literacy, Journalism Classes at Regional Conference

CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 |

The New England First Amendment Coalition will be sponsoring two presentations during the upcoming 2020 Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference.

The November 6-7 online conference will bring together educators, researchers, librarians, activists and local journalists, among others, to share strategies on improving media literacy and to provide a better understanding of journalism.

Conference registration is $40 but a limited number of complimentary tickets are available to all NEFAC members. If you are a member and would like a ticket, please contact Executive Director Justin Silverman at Not a member? Join here.

NEFAC regularly brings journalists onto campuses and into classrooms to help citizens understand the role of a free press in society, increase the trust between communities and the newsrooms that cover them, and teach students valuable lessons on civics and media literacy.

To schedule a speaker or coordinate an event, please email

Media Literacy From a Journalism Perspective

November 6 | 11 a.m.


EMILY SWEENEY | Sweeney is a multimedia journalist at The Boston Globe and author of the book “Boston Organized Crime.” She has been a staff writer at the Globe since 2001, and her work has been featured on the Howard Stern Show, WBZ News Radio, New England Cable News, and other media outlets.

JENNIFER PETER | Peter, a member of NEFAC’s Board of Directors, is the managing editor for The Boston Globe. She helps run the newsroom, coordinating between departments and ensuring that a steady flow of enterprising and interesting stories are brought to readers throughout the day.

The Future of Journalism

November 7 | 11 a.m.


DAN KENNEDY | Kennedy is a nationally known media commentator who writes for, the Nieman Journalism Lab and other publications. He is a regular panelist on Beat the Press, an award-winning weekly media roundtable on WGBH-TV. At Northeastern University, Kennedy teaches news reporting, media law and other journalism courses.

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.