Inside the First Amendment

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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Celebrate America’s hands-on lessons in freedom

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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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Still going strong after 225 years: Our love-hate relationship with the First Amendment

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Survey results show that Americans are supportive of the First Amendment in general–but critical of specific applications.
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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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Trump’s Use of Twitter Puts Him in Constitutional Hot Water

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The president’s tweets may be used against him in court in two separate legal battles.
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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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Why Social Media Keeps Failing Us

Social media may never strike the right balance between free expression and safety, decency and truth.
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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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