This #GivingTuesday, consider the words of Amanda Milkovitz of the Providence Journal: “In my 20 years as a newspaper reporter, I found the New England First Amendment Institute to be the most informative and inspiring journalism conference I have ever attended.”
#GivingTuesday is a national celebration of charitable activities and non-profit organizations begun last year and occurring again tomorrow. The movement has resulted in millions of dollars in donations to non-profit organizations. This year, we would like you to support our New England First Amendment Institute.
We provide each year a three-day conference for 25 New England journalist fellows. These fellows (here is just partial, impressive list) participate in classroom sessions and lectures on how to better their investigative reporting by using freedom of information laws. The institute not only educates these journalists, but the newsrooms in which those journalists share what was learned. Take a look at what was accomplished last year alone. Your support will help us grow our institute and broaden its reach throughout New England.
While NEFAC offers other valuable resources and programming - our annual awards luncheon, honoring this year James Risen of The New York Times, for example – we are using the crowdfunding site Indiegogo specifically to help our popular institute.
Until December 27, we will be accepting contributions through Indiegogo to help grow our New England First Amendment Institute. Our goal is to raise $10,000. This money will help us better educate journalists throughout the region and improve the institute’s programming. With just about a month remaining in our campaign, we are nearly one-fifth of the way there.