News & Commentary

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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Federal Appeals Court: Artistic Expression Can’t Be Used to Punish Defendant

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The court held that a defendant’s musical lyrics, which referenced violence and drugs, could not be used as objective evidence of his motive for unlawfully possessing a machine gun.
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CQS 25th Anniversary Tribute: Chris Viola


CQS 25th Anniversary Tribute: Photojournalist Chris Viola (Spring 2001) recalls covering the most tragic story of his career.
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To uphold religious freedom in 2017, do small things with great love


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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Sexually Explicit Picture Not Fighting Words, Rules Colorado Appeals Court


The court found that a 14-year-old did not commit disorderly conduct because the explicit picture he drew was protected by the First Amendment.
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Appeals Court Issues Troubling Ruling to Photographer Based on Qualified Immunity


The 1st Circuit declined to rule on the constitutionality of seizing a freelance photographer’s photographs.
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Dateline: Live, aboard APME NewsTrain in Nova Scotia


Chandra Thomas Whitfield (Sumer 1994) tries out a “live” moment on social media during an APME NewsTrain workshop.
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First Amendment Freedoms Need “Breathing Space”

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First Amendment Scholar David L. Hudson discusses the concept of protecting questionable speech in order to provide “breathing space” for other expression.
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CQS 25th Anniversary Tribute: Clarissa Aljentera


CQS 25th Anniversary Tribute: Clarissa Aljentera (Summer 2000) makes the leap from writing about sports to inspiring faith-based communication.
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The latest “Where in the World Are Our Chipsters” series features a baseball writer in the nation’s capital.
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