In the ever-evolving landscape of journalism, fostering the next generation is paramount. The New England Newspaper & Press Association (NENPA) and the New England First Amendment Coalition (NEFAC) proudly present an unparalleled opportunity for academic institutions to engage, empower, and recognize their students, faculty, and staff members.

In a time where the pursuit of truth and the defense of press freedom is more crucial than ever, the 2024 NENPA and NEFAC Academic Partnership stands as a beacon of opportunity.

The 2024 Academic Partnership offers access to two esteemed events:

  • NENPA’s 2024 New England Newspaper Convention, held at the Westin Waltham Hotel in Waltham, Mass. on March 22-23. The event promises a dynamic platform for learning and networking. From workshops to sessions and coffee breaks, your students and faculty will learn the latest trends and insights shaping the journalism landscape.
  • NEFAC’s 14th Annual New England First Amendment Awards, taking place in Boston on a future date. This prestigious event celebrates champions of free speech and transparency. With admission and dinner for two included, participants will witness the honor and recognition bestowed upon those who uphold the principles of the First Amendment.

The sponsorship includes:

  • Unlimited access for students, faculty, and staff members to NENPA Convention workshops and sessions.
  • Two tickets to NENPA’s Journalism Awards Banquet.
  • Professional resume and photography reviews for students at the NENPA Convention to refine skills and showcase talent.
  • Admission for two to NEFAC’s New England First Amendment Awards, including a private dinner.
  • A unique opportunity to meet and greet NEFAC’s Hamblett Award Recipient.
  • Ongoing sponsorship recognition leading up to, during, and after the NENPA Convention.
  • Inclusion in NEFAC’s Award Ceremony Program and dedicated event page for the New England First Amendment Awards.
  • Prominent branding on NEFAC and NENPA event promotional materials.

Don’t miss out on this chance to inspire, engage, and recognize the budding talents within your academic community. The price of the sponsorship is $1,500 and the deadline to respond to this valuable package is Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

Join us in shaping the future of journalism and empowering the voices that will drive change.

For further information or to secure your institution’s participation, please contact Justin Silverman at