The CMLP's friends at the New England First Amendment Coalition will soon be selecting twenty-five New England journalists for an intensive course on freedom of information law and investigative reporting techniques at the inaugural First Amendment Institute to be held November 13-15, 2011, in Dedham, Massachusetts.
Participants in the three-day program, presented by the New England First Amendment Coalition and Northeastern University’s Initiative for Investigative Reporting, will work with six Pulitzer Prize winners and prominent media law and First Amendment attorneys. Topics covered will include: harnessing state and federal public records laws to serve investigative reporting; working with documents from the Securities & Exchange Commission; identifying important stories; and handling leaked information.
There is still time to apply for this exciting program. Applications will be accepted until September 15, 2011 from journalists all career levels with a demonstrated interest in investigative work and right-to-know issues. Successful applicants will be notified by October 15th. Application documents are available here.