VIDEO | The Next Four Years and the Press

The New England Newspaper & Press Association and New England First Amendment Coalition present a panel discussion on the challenges facing journalists under the Trump Administration.

The panel includes Margaret Sullivan of The Washington Post, recipient of NEFAC’s 2017 Stephen Hamblett First Amendment Award, and the following:

Robert Bertsche | Prince Lobel Tye LLP, NEFAC Board Member
Bill Ketter | Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.
Asma Khalid | NPR, WBUR-Boston
Bill Kole (moderator) | Associated Press
Carolyn Lumsden | Hartford Courant

The discussion occurred on Feb. 25 during NENPA’s winter conference in Boston, Mass. NEFAC hosted its annual New England First Amendment Awards during the conference honoring Sullivan, the Sun Journal of Lewiston, Maine, and New Hampshire open government advocate Donna Green.

Learn more about NENPA and its conference here. Learn more about NEFAC and view a recording of its 2017 awards luncheon here.


NEFAC was formed in 2006 to advance and protect the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment, including the principle of the public’s right to know. We’re a broad-based organization of people who believe in the power of an informed democratic society. Our members include lawyers, journalists, historians, academics and private citizens.

Our coalition is funded through contributions made by those who value the First Amendment and who strive to keep government accountable. Donations can be made here.

Major Supporters of NEFAC for this year include the Providence Journal Charitable Legacy Fund, The Robertson Foundation, Lois Howe McClure, The Boston Globe and Boston University. Celebration Supporters include The Hartford Courant and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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