News & Commentary

Understanding what we need to see – and do not

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The shooting of two television journalists. Viewable from two perspectives, including that of the gunman himself. We saw — or could see if we wished, and apparently millions of us did — the awfulness of it, immediately.
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John M. Seigenthaler to Receive 2015 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in Media

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The veteran broadcast journalist follows in the footsteps of his father, the late John Seigenthaler, a journalist and civil rights champion who won the award in 1999.
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Two Journalists Shot Dead in Virginia

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Two journalists were shot to death during a live TV broadcast on Aug. 26 outside Roanoke, Va.
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First Five: Free-speech expansion, ‘Pay-to-play’ rule, China’s efforts to silence free speech

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Scouring the web for First Amendment news is our job. Enjoy First Five, your regular dose of First Amendment news.
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Despite settled law, schools still struggle to get religion right

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Although I can’t cite a scientific survey to prove it, I have detected a recent upswing in conflicts over religion in public schools. Just as I was beginning to believe that most schools were finally getting religion right, it appears that the trend is in the other direction.
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Newport News, Va.

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The latest photo in our Where in the World Are Our Chipsters series comes from Newport News, Va.
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Socially Conscious Coffee Shop Opens at Demonbreun Hill

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Coffee and compassion go hand in hand at this company profiled by Chipsters during CQS orientation and multimedia training in Nashville, Tenn., in May.
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The Benevolent Side of Coffee

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Coffee and compassion go hand in hand at this company profiled by two Chipsters during CQS orientation and multimedia training in Nashville, Tenn., in May.
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National First Amendment Moot Court Competition Announced

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The competition represents a new partnership between the Newseum Institute and Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America.
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Julian Bond — A voice of reason, a call for change

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In a nation beset for more than 50 years by racism, divided by war, and brimming with confrontation, anger and violence — there was the voice of Julian Bond: soft spoken and serious, reasoned but no less passionate, and always, always, challenging.
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