Survey: More Americans see less media bias — but why?

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Our annual survey found a significant rise in the number of Americans who believe the media tries to report without bias. What’s behind this sudden surge in trust?
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No ‘backflips’ in the newsrooms quite yet

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While there’s been a decline in the number of Americans who think the news media is biased, the reason behind it remains unclear.

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Why protect speech we don’t want to hear? We need to hear it

Even speech that “inflicts great pain” is protected under the First Amendment, as recent Supreme Court decisions have shown.
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Montana millionaire charged with journalist assault – and headed for Congress?

The incident represents an alarming escalation in the recent spate of physical rebuffs against journalists.
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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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