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Applications for 10th Annual New England First Amendment Institute Now Available


Exclusive Investigative Reporting Program to Be Offered Online to 25 Journalists; Deadline August 15

The New England First Amendment Coalition will be hosting its 10th annual New England First Amendment Institute as a multi-day online program this fall.

The institute is typically offered over three days at Northeastern University in Boston. Due to health concerns related to COVID-19 and the limited ability of many journalists in the region to take extended time off, fellows this year will be attending remotely.

The program will consist of classes taught between Saturday, Sept. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 3. Weekday sessions will be in the morning with multiple sessions held each Saturday.

The format is designed to allow fellows to attend the institute while also being available to meet afternoon newsroom deadlines. Those selected as fellows should be committed to participating in all sessions. A complete schedule will be released soon.

“We are making this year’s institute as convenient as possible for the many journalists in New England who have been working tirelessly during the pandemic and have little free time in between deadlines,” said Justin Silverman, NEFAC’s executive director. “This year’s format will make it easier for journalists in all six states to hone their craft while still meeting their newsroom obligations.”

Application materials can be obtained here. All applications must be received no later than August 15.

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