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NEFAC seeks nominations for annual citizenship and FOI awards

The New England First Amendment Coalition is seeking applications for a pair of annual awards to recognize both private citizens and professional journalists who aggressively advance the people’s knowledge of what government is doing – or failing to do – on their behalf.

NEFAC will honor New York Times’ James Risen with Hamblett Award

James Risen, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who’s done ground-breaking work on domestic spying and now faces legal peril for refusing to disclose the source for his account of a failed CIA operation in Iran, will receive the 2014 Stephen Hamblett Award from the New England First Amendment Coalition.

Digital Journalism Must Focus on Traditional Media Virtues, Balboni Tells NEFAC Luncheon

The “relentless focus” on building an audience must not overwhelm digital journalism’s obligation to report complex issues and investigate public and private corruption, GlobalPost co-founder and CEO Philip Balboni said Wednesday.

First Hamblett award winner Anthony Lewis dies

Anthony Lewis, the first recipient of the Stephen Hamblett First Amendment Award, has died. Lewis’s wife, Margaret H. Marshall, a retired chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, told The New York Times that Lewis, 85, the cause was complications from renal and heart failure.