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‘Enemies of the people?’ Simply, plainly – ‘no.’

As plainly and clearly as one can say or write this: Journalism and journalists are not "enemies of the people." A free press brings us the...

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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A Growing List: 2019 Threats to First Amendment Freedoms

First Amendment threats and defenses have, for much of the past 100 years, largely focused on protecting individual speech — the rights of any...
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Inaugural Day ‘open letter’ – to the rest of us

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....

NENPA and NEFAC Call on R.I. Governor to Resume Full Press Briefings

The New England First Amendment Coalition is calling on Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to resume full press briefings and allow direct questioning from...

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...

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,...
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Student Journalism: More Needed Than Ever

In more communities today than ever, student publications are doing double-duty — reporting news of schools and surrounding communities — and doing both well. As...

Applications for New England First Amendment Institute Now Available

Applications are now open for the New England First Amendment Coalition's, tuition-free, First Amendment Institute in investigative journalism, awarded to 25 working...

No apology needed for good journalism – even when you don’t like it

Gene Policinski is president and chief operating officer of the Freedom Forum Institute. Email him at gpolicinski@freedomforum.org and follow him on...