Hassling journalists damages our ‘watchdog on government’

Another incident of a journalist being “manhandled” at a federal office building should set off alarm bells across partisan lines.
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Attacking a free press: Actions speaker louder than heated words

Verbal assaults on the press are nothing new, and even expected. But when words cross over into action, everyone’s freedom is threatened.
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When it comes to our freedoms, is a C+ grade good enough?

First Amendment Report Card

In a report card issued by the First Amendment Center of the Newseum Institute, the First Amendment gets a barely passing grade.
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Schieffer’s call for even better journalism rings true

Bob Schieffer

Veteran journalist Bob Schieffer delivered a stirring salute to the profession at the Newseum’s program on “The President and the Press.”
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Mexican Journalist Killed for Doing Noble Work

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Miroslava Breach’s murder, the third journalist killing in Mexico in recent weeks, makes us reflect on the heroism of many journalists as they go about their daily work.
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Who brings us the news? Men, mostly

Gender disparities still exist in news organizations, from sheer numbers to the topics men and women typically report on.
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At Long Last, the Stuff of Journalism

White House press corps

A free press is now in full-operating mode in the role that the nation’s founders intended: as a watchdog on government.
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Good News for the Future of the First Amendment

Knight Foundation survey tracks rise in American high school students’ support of First Amendment freedoms.
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Wrong. Good idea – if it works both ways. Missed the point

Even a key to the door of the White House is not a license to tell anyone, in a nation that so values free speech and free press rights, to “shut up” or to stop “talking smack.”
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An Inaugural Day ‘open letter’ – to the rest of us

For those reveling today in Trump’s oath of office, take a moment to consider that the freedoms of speech and press which he seems to be targeting were in no small way vital to a campaign rooted in reaching out to those who felt marginalized, ignored or even betrayed by both major parties.
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