State of the 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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Celebrate America’s hands-on lessons in freedom

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Collectively we may not know much about the First Amendment’s five freedoms, but we sure know how to use them.
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Still going strong after 225 years: Our love-hate relationship with the First Amendment

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Survey results show that Americans are supportive of the First Amendment in general–but critical of specific applications.
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No ‘backflips’ in the newsrooms quite yet

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While there’s been a decline in the number of Americans who think the news media is biased, the reason behind it remains unclear.

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Newseum Expert: Election press coverage ‘challenging’ for journalists

Gene Policinski

Gene Policinski spoke with Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Scott Thuman about the challenges journalists are facing in the presidential election coverage.
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Join in the fireworks: The ones you watch or the ones around freedom

The 2016 State of the First Amendment

This year’s State of the First Amendment national survey (SOFA), conducted in partnership with USA TODAY, does more than just sample our attitudes about those five core freedoms – it also may show just how those freedoms can work.
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