NENPA and other news organizations condemn newsroom search of Marion County Record

Update: On Aug. 16, 2023, the prosecutor in Marion County withdrew the search warrant and asked law enforcement to return the seized material to the Marion County...

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...
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We Hate “False News” Even More Than We “Hate” On Social Media

We hate false information on social media even more than “hate speech” or personal attacks, says the 2018 State of the First Amendment survey released Thursday...
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Time to Stand up for Journalists, for the Pursuit of Truth

Unlike most of Time magazine's "Person of the Year" designees since 1927, we can be certain none of those featured this year on that...

229 years ago, America became . . . America

Today marks a hidden holiday, as uncelebrated as it is unappreciated. It was 229 years ago today that the United States ratified...

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...
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We Once Went “MAD” for the Magazine — and It Was Fun and Funny

Gene Policinski is president and chief operating officer of the Freedom Forum Institute. He can be reached atgpolicinski@freedomforum.org, or follow...
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Farewell to two free spirit, free speech icons

Gene Policinski Inside the First Amendment Gene Policinski is chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and senior vice president of the Institute’s First Amendment Center. He can be reached at gpolicinski@newseum.org. Follow him on Twitter:...
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Survey: More Americans see less media bias — but why?

Gene Policinski Inside the First Amendment Gene Policinski is chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute. He can be reached at gpolicinski@newseum.org. Follow him on Twitter:...

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,...