Research

New Website Tracks Press Freedom Abuses in the U.S.

Press Freedom Tracker

The Newseum Institute partnered with the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Freedom of the Press Foundation, and others to launch the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker.
Read More

Newseum to Rededicate Its Journalists Memorial During June 5 Ceremony

The memorial will be updated with the names of 14 journalists who died in pursuit of the news in 2016.
Read More

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.
Read More

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.
Read More

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.
Read More

Newseum Co-Hosts Seminar on Press Freedom at the Swedish Embassy

The event marked the 250th anniversary of Sweden’s Freedom of the Press Act, which was the first in history.
Read More

Paul Robert Cohen and “his” Famous Free-Speech Case

Paul Robert Cohen’s last name appears in one of the most important First Amendment free-speech cases in modern American history – in which a sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court strengthened free speech by protecting the right to engage in offensive expression.
Read More

Democracy Behind Closed Doors: Overclassification and the First Amendment

Special Report

Another in a continuing series of reports on First Amendment legal issues, from the Newseum Institute.
Read More

Special Report: The implications of talent agent licensing

Special Report

A lawsuit involving talent agent licensing in California has implications for the First Amendment’s commercial speech doctrine – and licensing in other professions.
Read More