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NEFAC, Media Organizations Argue for Mass. ‘Fair Report’ Privilege Protections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition and several media organizations recently filed an amicus brief arguing for protections under the Massachusetts ‘fair report’ privilege. The privilege allows news organizations to fairly and accurately report certain types of official or government action without being liable for […]

NEFAC to Present ‘First Amendment and the Free Press’ at Fitchburg Public Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition will present its ongoing community conversation, “First Amendment and the Free Press,” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main Street in Fitchburg, Mass. This event is free and open to […]

NEFAC Hails Vermont Supreme Court Ruling a ‘Major Win for Transparency’

Today’s Decision Follows Amicus Brief Filed By NEFAC and Vermont Media Organizations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition applauds a Vermont Supreme Court ruling released today that prevents citizens from being charged to inspect public records. “This is a major win for transparency in Vermont,” […]

NEFAC to Present ‘First Amendment and the Free Press’ at Hopkinton Public Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition will present its ongoing community conversation, “First Amendment and the Free Press,” from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Oct. 12 at the Hopkinton Public Library, 13 Main Street in Hopkinton, Mass. This event is free and open to […]

Investigative Reporter Scott Higham of Washington Post to Speak at NEFAI 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org Scott Higham, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The Washington Post, will be a featured speaker at the ninth annual New England First Amendment Institute. The New England First Amendment Coalition offers the three-day investigative journalism program each year at no cost to 25 New […]

NEFAC Announces Journalism Fellows for 9th Annual New England First Amendment Institute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce the incoming class of fellows for its 2019 New England First Amendment Institute. Now in its ninth year, the three-day institute provides support and training for 25 journalists to give them the tools they need […]

NEFAC to Present ‘First Amendment and the Free Press’ at Old Town Hall in Dighton, Mass.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition will present its ongoing community conversation, “First Amendment and the Free Press,” from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the Old Town Hall, 1111 Somerset Avenue in Dighton, Mass. The Dighton Public Library is co-sponsoring the […]

NEFAC to Present ‘First Amendment and the Free Press’ at South Hadley Public Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition will present its ongoing community conversation, “First Amendment and the Free Press,” from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street in South Hadley, Mass. This event is free and open […]

Educator, Former Journalist Maria Hiaasen to Speak at Ninth Annual Institute

Widow of Capital Gazette Shooting Victim, Hiaasen Will Discuss Value of Local Journalism FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org Maria Hiaasen, a former journalist and widow of Capital Gazette shooting victim Rob Hiaasen, will be a featured speaker at the ninth annual New England First Amendment Institute. The New England First Amendment […]

Miami Herald Editor Casey Frank to Open Ninth Annual New England First Amendment Institute

Twenty-Five Fellows to Be Selected for Investigative Journalism Program; Applications Due August 9 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The Miami Herald’s Casey Frank, senior editor for investigations and enterprise, will deliver the keynote address at the ninth annual New England First Amendment Institute. The New England First Amendment Coalition offers the […]