NPR’s Sacha Pfeiffer Joins New England First Amendment Institute as Keynote Speaker

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The New England First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce that Sacha Pfeiffer, a correspondent for NPR’s Investigations team, will be a keynote speaker at the 12th annual New England First Amendment Institute.

Journalists from a variety of media and all six New England states will attend the Institute at Northeastern University in Boston from Oct. 23 to Oct. 25 to learn the latest investigative and database reporting techniques and public records access skills.

Many of the country’s elite reporters, editors and media attorneys will be leading more than 20 classes for this year’s class of journalism fellows. Pfeiffer joins Sewell Chan of The Texas Tribune and Mark Walker of The New York Times as the NEFAI 2022 keynote speakers.

12th Annual
New England First Amendment Institute
Provided by the New England First Amendment Coalition

A three-day investigative journalism program provided at no cost to select New England journalists and featuring many of the country’s elite reporters, editors and media attorneys. Learn more about NEFAI 2022.

Sacha Pfeiffer is a correspondent for NPR’s Investigations team and an occasional guest host for some of NPR’s national shows. Pfeiffer came to NPR from The Boston Globe’s investigative Spotlight team, whose stories on the Catholic Church’s cover-up of clergy sex abuse won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, among other honors. That reporting is the subject of the movie Spotlight, which won the 2016 Oscar for Best Picture.

Pfeiffer was also a senior reporter and host of All Things Considered and Radio Boston at WBUR in Boston, where she won a national 2012 Edward R. Murrow Award for broadcast reporting. While at WBUR, she was also a guest host for NPR’s nationally syndicated On Point and Here & Now.

This year’s institute is made possible by the generosity of Northeastern University, the Academy of New England Journalists, the Rhode Island Foundation and Boston University. NEFAC also thanks those who provided in-kind support, including the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communication, WBUR-Boston, Preti Flaherty LLP, Oliverio & Marcaccio LLP and Seven Days.

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 the Rhode Island Foundation, Hearst Connecticut Media Group, The Boston Globe, Paul and Ann Sagan, and the Robertson Foundation. Major Supporters include Boston University, the Academy of New England Journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists Foundation, Genie Gannett for the First Amendment Museum, Linda Pizzuti Henry, Connecticut Public and GBH-Boston.