press freedom

Protect journalists with the same laws that protect all of us

Journalists at a protest

It’s a common misconception that journalists enjoy greater freedoms than their fellow citizens. They don’t — they have the same rights as everyone else. The Journalist Protection Act would change that.
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First Amendment Earns a C+ on Winter 2018 Report Card

First Amendment

An antagonistic presidential administration caused the press freedom “grade” to suffer, while freedoms of speech and assembly saw slight improvement.
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To Trump on NBC ‘License’ Tweet: No!

Protesters

Trump’s suggestion to challenge NBC’s license is Nixonian, unpatriotic and undemocratic.
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Hefner, Rolling Stone: Goodbye to two original free spirit, free speech icons

Rolling Stone and Playboy

With the impending sale of Rolling Stone and the death of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, the sun sets on two champions for free expression.
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Times-Palin ruling good for free speech, press

Sarah Palin

The court’s decision upholds First Amendment laws that protect not only journalists, but also members of the public who express political opinions.
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New Website Tracks Press Freedom Abuses in the U.S.

Press Freedom Tracker

The Newseum Institute partnered with the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Freedom of the Press Foundation, and others to launch the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker.
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Newseum’s ‘Today’s Front Pages’ Exhibit Goes Dark

WithoutNews

On Monday, as part of its #WithoutNews campaign, the Newseum also recognized journalists who died covering the news in 2016.
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Montana millionaire charged with journalist assault – and headed for Congress?

The incident represents an alarming escalation in the recent spate of physical rebuffs against journalists.
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Newseum to Rededicate Its Journalists Memorial During June 5 Ceremony

The memorial will be updated with the names of 14 journalists who died in pursuit of the news in 2016.
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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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