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About Our Bloggers

Dan Kennedy is an assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University and a frequent commentator on media issues. He is the author of the blog Media Nation.

Doug Clifton, director of the New England First Amendment Coalition, is the retired editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and former executive editor of the Miami Herald.

Tom Heslin, who is the president of the New England First Amendment Coalition, is the interim Executive Editor at The Providence Journal.

Walter V. Robinson, the former editor of the Globe Spotlight Team, is Distinguished Professor of Journalism at Northeastern University.

Mary Schwager is the investigative producer at WHDH-TV, Channel 7, in Boston, and has won numerous awards for her reporting, including nine Emmy Awards and seven Edward R. Murrow Awards.

Karla J. de Steuben is an attorney and the creator of the Massachusetts Campaign for Open Government, a project of Common Cause Massachusetts. She serves on the governing board of Common Cause Massachusetts and on the board of the New England First Amendment Coalition.

Tom Kearney is managing editor of the Stowe (Vt.) Reporter and a board member of the New England First Amendment Coalition.

Richard Lodge is editor-in-chief of GateHouse Media’s West group, in Framingham, Mass., and editor of the MetroWest Daily News.Email him

Bruce Mohl, a fomer investigative reporter and editor at the Boston Globe, is editor of CommonWealth.

Lance Johnson is on the board of the New England First Amendment Coalition and is the former executive editor of The Day of New London, Conn. He lives in Waterford, Conn.

Stephen Burgard is the director of Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.