New England First Amendment Coalition is accepting nominations for the 2017 Michael Donoghue Freedom of Information Award, and for the NEFAC Accepting Nominations for 2017 Antonia Orfield Citizenship Award.
The New England First Amendment Coalition is seeking applications for its 2017 Michael Donoghue Freedom of Information Award. The FOI Award is given each year to a New England journalist or team of journalists for a body of work from the previous calendar year that protects or advances the public’s right to know under federal or state law. Preference is given to applicants who overcome significant official resistance. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2017. Application materials can be found here.
The New England First Amendment Coalition is seeking applications for its 2017 Antonia Orfield Citizenship Award. The award is given to an individual from one of the six New England states who has fought for information crucial to the public’s understanding of its community or what its government is doing — or not doing — on its behalf. The candidate should have shown tenacity or bravery in the face of difficulty while obtaining information that the public has a right to know. The deadline is January 15, 2017. Nomination forms can be found here.