NEFAC to Present Sunshine Week Discussion on Journalism, Open Government in Medfield


CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 |

The New England First Amendment Coalition will present a discussion on journalism and government accountability from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on March 22 at the Medfield Public Library, 468 Main Street in Medfield, Mass.

The Sunshine Week program is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by NEFAC, the Medfield Public Library and the Zullo Gallery Center for the Arts.

The goal of Sunshine Week — March 15-21 this year with related events occurring throughout the month — is to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Participants include news media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and others interested in the public’s right to know.

Featured Speakers Include

TED DANIEL | Daniel is a general assignment and investigative reporter at Boston 25. He has been with the station for more than 15 years. He was previously a reporter with television stations in Providence, Tennessee, Florida, and Vermont.

DAVID FILIPOV | Filipov was The Washington Post bureau chief in Moscow, and previously reported for The Boston Globe. Filipov is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and is currently executive editor at News@Northeastern, a multi-platform digital news operation at Northeastern University.

TOM MELVILLE | Melville is the executive news director at WBUR, where he has worked for nearly 10 years. He was formerly news director at New England Cable News, after rising through the ranks as chief political reporter, executive producer and assistant news director.

TOM MULVOY | Mulvoy is the associate editor of the Dorchester Reporter, an affiliate of Boston Neighborhood News, Inc., and the former, long-time managing editor of The Boston Globe. Mulvoy enjoyed a 35-year career with The Boston Globe during a time of rapid expansion and prestigious recognition.

EMILY SWEENEY (moderator) | Sweeney covers local news and writes the “Blotter Tales” column for The Boston Globe. She has been on The Boston Globe staff since 2001, and currently serves on the board of directors for the New England First Amendment Coalition and the New England Society of News Editors.

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.