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‘Be nice’ is not needed during crisis — but a free press is

The concept of a free press as provided for and protected by the nation’s founders was that of a robust set of independent critics, working to hold government accountable on behalf of a public and of particular value to voters.
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COVID-19: Taking Care of Journalists and Journalism
Webinar Recap: COVID-19: Taking Care of Journalists and Journalism

Representatives of seven journalism affinity groups spoke with Freedom Forum fellow Jill Geisler in the second Power Shift Project webinar focusing on caring for journalists and journalism while covering the COVID-19 story.
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COVID-19
COVID 19: Taking Care of Journalists and Journalism

Sixteen newsroom, education and industry leaders gathered for a Power Shift Project webinar led by Jill Geisler, Freedom Forum Fellow in Women’s Leadership, on Monday, March 23.
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