News & Commentary

First Five: The Marrakesh Declaration, the politics of Silicon Valley, and a new bill that would bar the censorship of student journalists

Gregory Ferenstein

Scouring the web for First Amendment news is our job. Enjoy First Five, your regular dose of First Amendment news.
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CQS 25th Anniversary Tribute: Marie Estrada

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Marie Estrada (Summer 2013) Producer Good Morning Idaho, KIVI/KNIN-TV (Boise) April will be the two-year mark for my Idaho adventure, and there are two accomplishments I’m proudest of so far.
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At Morocco summit, Muslim leaders stand up for religious freedom

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The Marrakesh Declaration comes at a time of unprecedented persecution of Christians and other minority groups by extremists acting in the name of Islam in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
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Trump, Fox, Kelly and the history, hype and hope of debates

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The observation that should catch the attention of First Amendment advocates is Trump’s view of the purpose behind this last Republican debate before the Iowa primary, apparently shared by many, that the point of the exercise is television ratings and network profits.
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Mobile-enhanced

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Two Chipsters honed their mobile media and digital storytelling skills at an APME NewsTrain workshop last fall.
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Rekindling a love for digital

Two Chipsters honed their mobile media and digital storytelling skills at an APME NewsTrain workshop last fall.
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CQS 25th Anniversary Tribute

The yearlong CQS 25th anniversary tribute launches today with a reflection from a Scholar who went on to become a freelance foreign correspondent.
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CQS 25th Anniversary Tribute: Karen Catone

Karen Catone CQS Program Director The inspiration for what would first become known as The Chips Quinn Memorial Fund for Minority Scholars in Journalism was born out of late-night telephone
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Tricks of time

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A Chipster shares four tips for time management, gleaned from his reporting internship at The Wall Street Journal.
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Religious diversity, school calendars and the quest for fairness

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Religious monopolies like the one enjoyed for so long by Protestants in public schools are antithetical to religious freedom. We can disagree on how best to move from monopoly to diversity, but we should work together toward the shared goal of fairness and equity for all.
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