NEFAC to Discuss First Amendment, Press Freedom at The Millicent Library in Fairhaven, Mass.
The New England First Amendment Coalition will present a panel discussion on freedom of speech and the press on May 23 at Millicent Library, 45 Center St., Fairhaven, Mass.
The discussion, titled “The First Amendment, Freedom of the Press and the Right to Read,” will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature several prominent constitutional experts and former journalists. The program is free and open to the public.
Bordeleau is a retired executive editor of The Providence Journal and an award-winning journalist. She now teaches journalism in the United States and abroad. She has served as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes in 2015 and 2016. Bordeleau is president of NEFAC.
Daly is a veteran journalist and a professor at Boston University. He spent 10 years at the Associated Press and covered New England for the Washington Post. He is the author of a prize-winning history of U.S. journalism, Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation’s Journalism.
Edward Fitzpatrick (moderator)
As the Providence Journal’s political columnist, Fitzpatrick championed First Amendment freedoms, pressing for access to public records. He worked for the Journal for 16 years before becoming the director of media and public relations at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I.
Gregory V. Sullivan, Esq.
Sullivan has served as general counsel for the Union Leader Corporation for the past 39 years. He teaches First Amendment Media Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston and at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications in Manchester, N.H.
The event is part of NEFAC’s Featured Speaker Program which launched in January to help increase First Amendment education in high schools, college classrooms and community centers. NEFAC recently presented to students at the University of New Hampshire; high school students in Bridgeport, Conn., and at the annual New England Scholastic Press Association conference at Boston University.
Learn more about our Featured Speaker Program here.
NEFAC is the region’s leading advocate for the First Amendment and the public’s right to know. Formed in 2006, the coalition is a broad-based organization of people who believe in the power of an informed democratic society. Our coalition is funded through contributions made by those who value the First Amendment and who strive to keep government accountable. Please make a donation here.
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