Inside the First Amendment

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

Norte

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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Newseum Institute Introduces New “Inside the First Amendment” Columnist

Lata Nott

Lata Nott, executive director of the First Amendment Center, will replace longtime contributor Charles Haynes.
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Free Speech Isn’t Always Valuable. That’s Not the Point.

Speech Religion Newseum

We shouldn’t think about free expression in terms of value. What’s important is that free expression rights are indivisible.
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“Welcoming the Stranger” in the Age of Trump

Immigrants rights protest

Religious individuals and communities offer sanctuary to undocumented people, defending their actions as acts of religious conscience protected by the First Amendment.
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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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“A shameful day”

On Jan. 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Donald Trump issued an executive order temporarily halting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, suspending the refugee program and permanently imposing a religious test for refugees going forward.
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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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