New England First Amendment Coalition (NEFAC)

“The goal of the New England First Amendment Coalition and its academic partner is to defend, promote and expand public access to government and the work it does. The coalition is a broad-based organization of people who believe in the power of transparency in a democratic society. Its members include lawyers, journalists, historians, librarians and academicians, as well as private citizens and organizations whose core beliefs include the principles of the First Amendment.”

“The coalition aspires to advance and protect the five freedoms of the First Amendment, and the principle of the public’s right to know, in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. In collaboration with other like-minded advocacy organizations, NEFAC also seeks to advance understanding of the First Amendment across the nation and freedom of speech and press issues around the world.”

New England Society of News Editors (NESNE)

The New England Society of News Editors is committed to supporting the work of its members, whether it be providing workshops and seminars, helping them grow their audience through social media, or finding counsel for First Amendment and public records law issues. NESNE is helping to make a difference in journalism and to increase the clout of newsroom managers and content producers throughout the six-state region. We are expanding our membership to include TV and radio broadcasters, academicians, and more who share our common goal to provide quality journalism to our customers.

Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association (MNPA)

MNPA focuses on two general areas of interest: matters relating to the business of publishing and editorial interests, particularly as they relate to constitutional issues. For more than three decades, we have successfully confronted initiatives impacting newspaper publishing, and those which would erode public access to information and personnel related to town, city and state government activities.

Membership is open to all daily and weekly newspapers in Massachusetts. Virtually all the dailies and more than half the weeklies are members. We represent the principles embodied in the First Amendment vigorously, and make every effort to bring understanding on the part of lawmakers as to our function and the problems created by others that would impede it.

New England Newspaper Operations Association (NOA)

Established in 1939, the New England Newspaper Operations Association (Abbreviated NENOA or simply NOA) is composed of members from across New England whose careers center around newspaper production and operations. NOA’s mission is to provide educational, professional leadership and support to the New England newspapers by providing reasonably priced, high-quality, cutting edge programs which concentrate primarily on publishing technology, quality assurance, environmental compliance, and human resource management and development.