Pants on Fire: A fact-checker’s tales of the 2016 election

Bill Adair, founder of PolitiFact

Bill Adair, founder of PolitiFact, will speak on the future and relevance of fact-checking at 5 p.m. CT, Thursday, Feb. 2, at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
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To uphold religious freedom in 2017, do small things with great love

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Whatever the motives for standing up for others – religious faith, civic virtue or enlightened self interest – religious freedom only works when a right for one is a right for all.
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Herbst WSJ Op-Ed: Demand Will Have to Solve Fake News Problem

Jeffrey Herbst

Newseum president and CEO Jeffrey Herbst, writes about the rise, prevalence and consequences of fake news that is infiltrating the mainstream media — and the incontestable demand for this type of information.
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Standing Rock: Historic win for Native American religious freedom

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In the long, ugly history of persecution, exploitation, broken treaties, unkept promises and adverse court decisions, the victory at Standing Rock is a rare win for Native American religious freedom.
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Newseum Co-Hosts Seminar on Press Freedom at the Swedish Embassy

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The event marked the 250th anniversary of Sweden’s Freedom of the Press Act, which was the first in history.
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Free press future: Back to the “basics” in a new way

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For those who constitute a free press, recognize that your strength and your appeal rest in representing those who support your work through subscriptions, fees or contributions.
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Considering the Future of Journalism

Considering the Future of Journalism

On Nov. 15, the Newseum hosted a discussion with Richard Gingras, vice president of Google News, and Michael Oreskes, senior vice president of news and editorial director at NPR.
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Gwen Ifill’s legacy: mentor, journalism at its best

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Known for her candor, humor, accuracy and enthusiasm for reporting the news, Ifill was a tireless advocate — and example — of storytelling from many voices and of approaching complex issues with a goal of making them understandable.
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Statement on the passing of Gwen Ifill

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We are profoundly saddened to learn of the passing of Gwen Ifill, an esteemed journalist and a great friend of the Newseum.
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Religious freedom in the age of Trump

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Faith in the American ideal of liberty and equality for all – a faith widely shared by Americans across faiths and ideologies – is the firewall that will ultimately protect our experiment in religious diversity and democratic freedom.
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