Closing Remarks to Be Given by Astead Herndon, National Political Reporter at New York Times
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Tracy Jan of the Washington Post will open the weeklong investigative journalism program on Oct. 31 by discussing her work and the value of local investigative journalism.
Jan covers the intersection of race and the economy, a beat she launched in December 2016 that encompasses racial economic disparities, immigration, housing policy and other stories that hold businesses and politicians accountable for their decisions and promises.
Astead W. Herndon, political reporter for The New York Times, will be the second featured speaker and provide closing remarks on Nov. 6. Herndon is a national politics reporter for the New York Times and a political analyst for CNN.
Now in its 11th year, the Institute provides support and training for New England journalists to give them the tools they need to become more accomplished investigative reporters, well-versed in the freedom of information laws that govern today’s difficult reporting landscape.
The Institute — provided at no cost to those who attend — begins Sunday and will feature many of the country’s elite reporters, editors and media attorneys.
This year’s program is made possible by the generosity of the Academy of New England Journalists and Boston University. Other supporters of NEFAC for this year include Hearst Connecticut Media Group, The Robertson Foundation, Paul and Ann Sagan, The Boston Globe, WBUR-Boston and the Society of Professional Journalists Foundation.
New England First Amendment Institute
Provided by the New England First Amendment Coalition
A week-long 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 and meet this year’s journalism fellows.
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 for 2021 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 and the Society of Professional Journalists Foundation.