The New England First Amendment Coalition and the Medfield Insider will be celebrating Sunshine Week with an expert panel discussion about local journalism and the need for transparency in Massachusetts. The discussion will be followed by a presentation on the state's public records law.
PETER CARUSO | Caruso has represented the media in some of the most high-profile court cases in Massachusetts history since 1977. Caruso has represented print professionals in a vast spectrum of media litigation, including defamation, media and the Internet law, newspaper access, advertising acceptance, news reporting, copyright and publications law. He is also a member of NEFAC’s Board of Directors.
KAY LAZAR | Lazar is a health reporter at The Boston Globe who specializes in holding public institutions accountable. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in national reporting in 2013 as part of a Globe team that covered a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak. She received a 2013 National Press Club award for excellence in writing on issues facing the elderly. Kay joined the Globe in 2004.
MORGAN C. MULLINGS | Morgan is a Report for America Corps Member. She covers the Massachusetts Legislature and Boston’s city government for The Bay State Banner with a focus on how local and state governments affect minorities. Mullings has interned with Rolling Stone and Metropolis magazine, which covers the architecture and design industries, and NYLON, focusing on copyediting, reporting and research.
CHARLES SENNOTT | Sennott is the founder, Chief Executive Officer and Editor of The GroundTruth Project. He is an award-winning correspondent, best-selling author and editor with 30 years of experience in international, national and local journalism. A leading social entrepreneur in new media, Sennott started GroundTruth in 2014 and in 2017 launched the non-profit organization’s new, local reporting initiative, Report for America.