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...

Perspective: What to know about ‘unpublishing’ policies

Who wouldn’t want to get a “fresh start?” Our life record has always been on display in some fashion...

Open government is key to honest government

When government fails, it’s the rare public official who says, “Oops. My fault.” That’s human nature, particularly for officials...

Raising our collective voice during Sunshine Week March 14-20

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

You Can’t Have Democracy Without A Free Press

There’s a reason we need a free press, despite its faults and foibles: Democracy won’t work without it.

NEFAC Will Honor White House Correspondent at 11th Annual Awards Ceremony on April 21

The New England First Amendment Coalition will present its 2021 Stephen Hamblett First Amendment Award to Yamiche Alcindor, the White House correspondent...

NEFAC Strengthens Advocacy with Additions to Board of Directors

The New England First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce two additions to its Board of Directors: Judy Meyer, Executive...

Make Journalism Better By Improving Newsroom Culture

News organizations covering the fury over the deaths of more than 200 Black people at the hands of police in 2020 and COVID-19’s brutal...