NEFAC Provides Expert Speakers for University of Massachusetts Journalism Workshops

The New England First Amendment Coalition is providing workshop instructors to the University of Massachusetts Amherst as part of the group’s First Amendment and the Free Press program. NEFAC launched the...

Worcester Telegram & Gazette to Receive NEFAC’s 2022 Freedom of Information Award

The New England First Amendment Coalition will honor the Worcester Telegram & Gazette with its 2022 Michael Donoghue Freedom of Information Award. The FOI Award...

Sunshine Week Participation Around New England

Last week was Sunshine Week and we are pleased that so many New England publications ran an editorial on the importance of open government...

Sunshine Letter Sent to MA Governor’s Council

Honorable Members of the Massachusetts Governor’s Council, In light of Sunshine Week 2022, we are sending you the attached letter requesting that you maintain the...

Recognizing the importance of open government during Sunshine Week March 13-19

As journalists, we rely on open government and freedom of information principles to keep the public informed about its government. Too often, though, we...

Fist Five Perspective: What if the nation’s founders had been able to tweet?

The nation’s founders didn’t have access to today’s social media – but what if they had? Of course, they took good advantage of the media...

Freedom Forum Perspective: Bill of Rights Day Deserves Greeting Cards Too

Greeting card aisles are especially busy this time of year, filled with shoppers sending warmth and well wishes to loved ones. More and more occasions...

NEFAC Announces Journalism Fellows for New England First Amendment Institute

The New England First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce the incoming class of fellows for its 2021 New England First Amendment Institute. Now in its 11th year,...

Perspective: Protect assembly and petition by preserving listening at public meetings

Two of the least-known freedoms protected by the First Amendment — the rights of assembly and petition — are being tested in today’s rancorous,...

Freedom Forum Turns 30 Years Old On July 4

The Freedom Forum is 30 years old this July 4, but in many ways is just getting started in its mission of “fostering First...