Celebrate America’s hands-on lessons in freedom

#SOFA17

Collectively we may not know much about the First Amendment’s five freedoms, but we sure know how to use them.
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The new watchdogs: Muckraking in a digital era

State of the First Amendment 2015

The tenets of American journalism can be distilled down to a couple of basics: Reporters should report objectively and serve as a watchdog on people in power. But the public
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In wake of tragedy, a true test of our courage

Je Suis Charlie

We owe a debt to those who stand up for what they believe, reporting, writing and expressing themselves, regardless of personal consequence.
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John Seigenthaler: A champion of the First Amendment

Crusading journalist never retired from his passion for the First Amendment, the sense that every voice has value.
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Young Americans have free-speech rights, too

State of the First Amendment

Just as government is barred from limiting adults’ free speech, public schools should have very little latitude in limiting the freedom of speech of young people. That’s why the results of the new State of the First Amendment survey conducted by the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center is so encouraging.
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Young Americans have free-speech rights, too

It’s encouraging that 2014 State of the First Amendment survey shows most people say high school students should have same freedom to exercise their first freedoms as adults do.
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The high stakes for short messages

Parody twitter accounts deserve the full protection of the First Amendment.
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Judge on cigarette labels: Warn but don’t scare

The federal government can require that tobacco companies warn the public about health hazards, but it can’t force them to scare smokers out of the habit.
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