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Great free training opportunities on Right to Know, video production, covering suicide, and more

Friday, May 19, noon to 2 p.m. via Zoom

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This program is presented by the New Hampshire Committee on the Judiciary and the Media and the Nackey Loeb School of Communication. 

Program includes:

  • Constitutional Rights: The NH and U.S. constitutions guarantee right of access to governmental proceedings, including the courts. A reminder of why our founders enshrined these rights, where to find that language in the state and federal constitutions and how those words guide and empower us today.
    Attorneys Jeremy Eggleton and Katy Sullivan. 
  • Right to Access governmental proceedings: Governmental proceedings are presumed to be open to the public with a few limited exceptions. What are those exceptions and what to do if you believe an illegal meeting is/has taken place. 
    Attorneys Greg and Katy Sullivan. 
  • Right to Know: How to write an effective Right to Know request and how to challenge an unreasonable RTK request denial. 
    ACLU-NH attorney Gilles Bissonnette and NH Bulletin reporter Annmarie Timmons.
  • Meet: NH’s RTK Ombudsman Thomas Kehr
  • Important recent NH Supreme Court decisions: Several recent NH supreme court cases have greatly improved access for journalists and the public to police personnel records. Here’s what you should know. 
    Gilles Bissonnette.  
  • RTK legislation of interest: Annmarie Timmons 

Questions? Contact Laura Simoes at or Howard Altschiller at

Free, Online Spring Classes at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications 

MANCHESTER, NH – Registration is now open for online and in-person Spring classes at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications. Classes are free and open to all and require pre-registration. 

The upcoming Spring classes include the School’s first-ever class in using artificial intelligence in communications, the first hands-on video production class at Concord Community TV, the fourth session of Community Journalism, this class focused on local government and taught by a journalist-turned-elected official, and a new class in storytelling and branding.

You can learn more about the class offerings and register at Upcoming Spring Loeb School offerings include the following:

Introduction to Video Production

IN-PERSON at the Concord Community Television Studios, Concord, NH

Tuesday evenings: May 16, 23, 30, and June 6, 2023


with Producer and Director Josh Hardy

Community Journalism

ONLINE, Wednesday evenings: May 17, 24, 31 and June 7, 2023

5:30pm-7pm EST

with veteran journalist Bill Chaisson

Elevate Your Brand with Storytelling

ONLINE, Thursday, May 25

10am-11:30am EST

with SNHU Associate VP of Communications Lauren Keane

Smarter, Not Harder: Learn How AI Can Help You Work More Efficiently

ONLINE, Tuesday, June 6, 2023


with AI experimenter Ryan Hvizda

The Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications promotes and defends the First Amendment and fosters interest, integrity and excellence in journalism and other forms of communication by educating students of various ages and providing them with the tools and knowledge to improve their skill. Learn more about the School at


First Lunch and Learn focused on suicide reporting

Recently, the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications and the Granite State News Collaborative teamed up to offer a Lunch & Learn series for journalists.

First of these was Reporting on Suicide, held on April 13, in partnership with NAMI-NH.

We would like to share the presentation and tipsheets from that event with you and your newsrooms.

You can watch the recording here, and download the handouts here (Word) and here (pdf)

Feel free to contact Melanie Plenda at The Granite State News Collaborative to make suggestions for future topics or to add your contact information for invitations.

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