Gene Policinski, Newseum Institute
We’re all “press” every time we post, tweet or blog — whether we want that title or not. Media critics and advocates alike are fond of noting “the press” as no more and no less privileges under the First Amendment than any other U.S. citizen.
Charles C. Haynes, Newseum Institute
The culture wars took an expected turn this month when two Republican governors vetoed “Bible bills” in the reliably red states of Idaho and Tennessee.
In response to recent religious exemption laws that jeopardize LGBT rights, religious liberty expert Charles Haynes proposes common ground.
A special “Inside Media” program in the Newseum’s Knight TV Studio assessing the state of press freedom throughout the world.
The Associated Press, Suzan Fraser
The deadliest country for journalists in 2015 was Syria, where 14 were killed, followed by France with nine, according to CPJ. Around the world, 72 journalists were killed in 2015 and 10 have been killed so far this year.
Michael O’Loughlin, The Atlantic
The Massachusetts Supreme Court will decide whether a local shrine should be tax-exempt—a decision that could have broad implications for faith organizations in America.
Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Journalism Lab
The virtual segregation cell The Guardian created isn’t a photorealistic depiction of a real space, but it does convey a real sense of the dread, fear, and isolation felt by the 80,000 people subjected to solitary confinement in the United States alone.
Courtney Radsch, Committee to Protect Journalists
CPJ is one of 35 press freedom groups calling on the U.N. General Assembly to appoint a Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary General for the Safety of Journalists as soon as possible.
Jackie Spinner, Columbia Journalism Review
On Instagram, the Lowensteins show “what’s possible when you go to where the community is literally and geographically by incorporating the people into the conversations alongside those photos.”