Media rights champion Margaret Sullivan, the media columnist for the Washington Post, will receive the New England First Amendment Coalition's 2017 Stephen Hamblett First Amendment Award, given each year to an individual who has promoted, defended or advocated for the First Amendment throughout his or her career.
NEFAC will honor Sullivan at its annual luncheon scheduled for Feb. 24, 2017 at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston. Tickets can be purchased here. The coalition also will present its Michael Donoghue Freedom of Information Award and Antonia Orfield Citizenship Award during the event. Nomination forms for these awards will be available later this month.