First Amendment

Survey: More Americans see less media bias — but why?

#SOFA17

Our annual survey found a significant rise in the number of Americans who believe the media tries to report without bias. What’s behind this sudden surge in trust?
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Why protect speech we don’t want to hear? We need to hear it

Even speech that “inflicts great pain” is protected under the First Amendment, as recent Supreme Court decisions have shown.
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Trump’s Use of Twitter Puts Him in Constitutional Hot Water

Supreme Court

The president’s tweets may be used against him in court in two separate legal battles.
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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.
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Why Social Media Keeps Failing Us

Social media may never strike the right balance between free expression and safety, decency and truth.
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Students Have an “Alternate Understanding” of the First Amendment

Threats to Campus Free Speech

Newseum President and CEO Jeffrey Herbst argues that students increasingly believe in the “right to non-offensive speech.”
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When it comes to our freedoms, is a C+ grade good enough?

First Amendment Report Card

In a report card issued by the First Amendment Center of the Newseum Institute, the First Amendment gets a barely passing grade.
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Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway Join Newseum for Special Program

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

The program, which will be live-streamed from the Newseum, will explore the Trump administration’s relationship with the press.
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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.
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Newseum to Host Special Program on the Trump Administration’s First 100 Days

Trump at news conference

The program will convene members of the press, government officials and First Amendment advocates to discuss First Amendment challenges in the early days of the current administration.
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