The New England First Amendment Coalition will present its ongoing community conversation, “The First Amendment and the Free Press,” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 6. Speakers include:
EDWARD FITZPATRICK (moderator) | As the Providence Journal’s political columnist, Edward Fitzpatrick championed First Amendment freedoms, pressing for access to public records. He is now the director of media and public relations at Roger Williams University.
PAOLA PRADO | Dr. Paola Prado teaches courses in journalism, digital media production and the First Amendment. Prado has authored journal articles and book chapters on topics related to digital inclusion, media diversity, and environmental risk news reporting in Latin America.
MIKE STANTON | Mike Stanton is an associate professor of journalism at the University of Connecticut. Before that, he was a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The Providence Journal, where he worked for nearly 30 years and wrote extensively on political corruption and organized crime.
TIM WHITE | Tim White joined the WPRI 12 Eyewitness News team in September 2006. He is the recipient of four New England Emmy Awards. White is the executive producer and host of WPRI 12’s long-running weekly current affairs program "Newsmakers" and has moderated many live candidate debates.
NEFAC offers discussions on journalism and the First Amendment as part of its Featured Speaker Program, launched in January 2018 to help increase First Amendment education in high schools, college classrooms and community centers. NEFAC recently presented at Brown University; at the Nackey Loeb School in Manchester, N.H.; to a political delegation in Boston; at a church in Providence; and at the South Hero Library in Vermont; among other New England locations and audiences.
This event is free and open to the public!