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These are rough times for government transparency in Connecticut

Not only did Gov. Dannel P. Malloy negotiate in secret with prosecutors and legislative leaders over Newtown massacre legislation, no public hearing was ever held on the bill, which passed and now seals not only Newtown crime scene photos, but photos from all state homicides, as well as audio tapes of 911 calls.

Digital Journalism Must Focus on Traditional Media Virtues, Balboni Tells NEFAC Luncheon

The “relentless focus” on building an audience must not overwhelm digital journalism’s obligation to report complex issues and investigate public and private corruption, GlobalPost co-founder and CEO Philip Balboni said Wednesday.

NEFAC sponsors “sunshine” sessions March 19 and 27 in R.I. and Conn. on mining information from the public record

The New England First Amendment Coalition joins with other advocacy groups in sponsoring a pair of how-to sessions on March 19 and 27 during which investigative journalists will help you navigate freedom of information laws to find what you need.

NEFAC Luncheon Honoring Balboni, Citizen Award Winners Set for April 10 at Seaport Boston Hotel

The New England First Amendment Coalition awards luncheon whited out by the February blizzard will be held April 10 at the Seaport Boston Hotel.