Special Opportunity for All NEFAI Former Fellows: Become a NEFAC Sustaining Member and Attend Institute Sessions and Discussions

CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org

The New England First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce that all former fellows of its annual New England First Amendment Institute — who are also sustaining members of the coalition — are invited to join select sessions of this year’s program.

Please register by emailing NEFAC Executive Director Justin Silverman at justin@nefac.org. If you are not already a sustaining member, you can become one here.

By becoming a sustaining member, former fellows will be able to attend the following portions of NEFAC’s 10th annual New England First Amendment Institute:

September 26

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. | Keynote Speaker

Wesley Lowery | CBS News

Karen Bordeleau (Introduction) | NEFAC, Arizona State University

10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Panel: Tales from the Trenches
Panelists will share their practical experience in investigative work through painstaking interviewing and use of freedom of information laws to unearth corruption and bring truth to light.

Beth Healy | WBUR-Boston
Keila Torres Ocasio | Hearst Connecticut Media Group
Laura Ungar | Kaiser Health News

Walter V. Robinson (Moderator) | The Boston Globe

October 2

9 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Panel: Effective Sourcing
When your FOI request languishes your reporting continues. Developing sources, relationships, knowing how to evaluate what you get.

Cindy Galli | ABC News
Errin Haines | The 19th
Jennifer Levitz | The Wall Street Journal

Michael Donoghue (Moderator) | Vermont Press Association

October 3

9 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Panel: Former Fellows

Hadley Barndollar | Seacoast Online
Laura Damon | Newport Daily News
Casey McDermott | New Hampshire Public Radio

Karen Bordeleau (Moderator) | NEFAC, Arizona State University

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Featured Speaker and Concluding Remarks

Margaret Sullivan | The Washington Post

Karen Bordeleau (Moderator) | NEFAC, Arizona State University

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 Boston Globe, Paul and Ann Sagan, WBUR, Boston University and the Robertson Foundation.