Ferguson

A free press in ‘time of war’ — or at home — is not the enemy

A new Department of Defense “Law of War” manual distributed in June opens the door for U.S. military commanders — and, ominously, for repressive regimes around the world — to deem reporters who operate outside of official channels and who resist censorship as “unprivileged belligerents.”
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Q&A with Yamiche Alcindor

In a wide-ranging interview, USA Today’s Yamiche Alcindor talks with CQS alum Jordan Gonzalez about covering high-profile stories, the importance of speaking languages other than English, newsroom diversity and tweeting.
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#Ferguson, #FirstAmendment

Ferguson October

Something more than fires and rage has been sparked in the streets of Ferguson. The First Amendment, like the city, is now a rallying cry and a hashtag for protesters exercising their rights to peaceably assemble and to petition the government.
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Video: Conflict in Ferguson

Conflict in Ferguson

On Nov. 28, 2014, SiriusXM radio host Joe Madison moderated a Newseum NOW! program exploring media coverage of the recent events in Ferguson, Mo.
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Seeing the news – from every angle – is necessary to report it

Inside the First Amendment

Things are not “looking up” when it comes to our ability to “look down” or just around to keep an eye on what our police and other authorities are doing.
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Social media no longer just free expression ‘toy box’

Social Media

Time to take social media out of the freedom of expression “toy box.” Serious issues and serious work now abound in this relatively young method by which we not only exchange information, but also to rally to causes and hold public officials accountable.
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Media and Missouri: What the heck is going on?

Inside the First Amendment

Freedom to report the news necessarily means the freedom to gather it, whether a journalist for mainstream media or a citizen using a cell phone camera.
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Law, History Support Arrested Reporters

Octavio Gomez

Wesley Lowery and Ryan Reilly, the Washington Post and Huffington Post reporters who were arrested Aug. 13 in Ferguson, Mo., while covering the bloody protests in that St. Louis suburb, have history and the law on their side.

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