[Webinar 7/21] Open Government During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Transparency Challenges in New England

July 21 | 6 p.m. | Free and Open to Public

No registration required.

Zoom info will be posted here 30 minutes prior to the program.


JORDAN FRIAS (moderator) | Frias a journalist at WHDH-Boston. He previously worked at WBUR-Boston, The Boston Globe and the Boston Herald. Frias is the Immediate Past President of the Society of Professional Journalists New England and continues to serve on the group’s Board of Directors.

JUSTIN SILVERMAN | Silverman is executive director of the New England First Amendment Coalition. The coalition formed in 2006 to increase government transparency and broaden public records access in New England. Silverman is a Massachusetts attorney as well as a former journalist and publisher.

TODD WALLACK | Wallack is an investigative reporter and data journalist on The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team. He won national awards for his work on public records in 2016 and has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize three times. He is a recent fellow at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University.

Program Sponsor

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.