2022 New England First Amendment Institute Journalism Fellows

The New England First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce the incoming class of fellows for its 2022 New England First Amendment Institute. Now in its 12th year,...

NEFAC Launches Mentorship Program

The New England First Amendment Coalition recently launched a new mentorship program for journalists working in the region. The program — NEFAC Mentors — helps reporters, editors and producers...

NENPA, NEFAC, MA Advocates Support Remote Access Legislation In July 9 Letter

This Friday, July 15, is the expiration date for virtual access to government meetings in Massachusetts. NENPA, and the New England First Amendment Coalition, joined...

2022 New England Muzzle Awards: Spotlighting 10 who diminish free speech

A Boston mayor who trampled on a religious group’s right to freedom of expression. A Worcester city manager who trampled on the public’s right...

The Spirit of ’76: Protecting us against the Putin Playbook

As we gather to celebrate Independence Day, it’s a good time to reflect on how our most fundamental freedoms have served this nation well. It’s...

NEFAC, Open Government Groups Caution Against Per Se Exemptions of Personal Data from Public...

The New England First Amendment Coalition and government transparency groups across the country raised concerns today over efforts to redact certain personal information from state public...

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...