NEFAC Receives Barr Foundation Grant to Protect Freedom of Press, Assist Journalists

The New England First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce a $45,000 grant from the Barr Foundation in Boston to help strengthen journalism and protect freedom of the press.

“The Barr Foundation’s generosity will allow us to improve and expand our educational programming,” said Justin Silverman, NEFAC’s executive director. “These are challenging times for journalists and the public’s right to know. This grant will help NEFAC continue to be a leading advocate for the First Amendment and journalists throughout New England.”

The foundation identified NEFAC as one of seven organizations focused on strengthening quality investigative work and protections for freedom of the press. Other grant recipients include the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, ProPublica and the Center for Investigative Reporting. The Barr Foundation grant is to provide core support and will be payable over 36 months.