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 looking for guidance in a variety of professional areas by matching them with a veteran journalist with relevant expertise.
The program is funded in part by the Rhode Island Foundation and will be open exclusively to those working for Rhode Island newsrooms for the next six months. Beginning in 2023, all New England journalists will be eligible to apply.
“While we have provided informal mentorships in the past, this new program will help us better serve the specific needs of journalists throughout the region,” said Justin Silverman, NEFAC’s executive director. “We have a growing list of mentors from all backgrounds and different types of newsrooms available to help.”