Inside the First Amendment

These Two States Are Pushing Laws to Criminalize Some Protests

Police at Protest

In the expressed interest of protecting critical infrastructure, these laws are designed to prevent protests that take place on or even near infrastructure sites.
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President’s press credential threat will be ‘trumped’ by the First Amendment

Trump at news conference

Here’s how the media should respond to President Trump’s threat to block reporters from White House press briefings.
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Journalists being killed, jailed, threatened – and that’s no joke

Ten journalists were killed Monday in attacks in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the U.S. media was still focused on a comedian’s controversial performance at Saturday’s White House Correspondents Dinner.
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Hannity Hassle: Let’s Apply ‘the Five W’s and How’

Sean Hannity

If the burning national question of the moment is whether Fox News Channel star Sean Hannity is a “journalist” or not, let’s use the long-held set of journalistic questions to investigate.
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Sinclair: Next time, just put your name to the message

Sinclair Broadcasting aired a poorly-disguised promo decrying “fake news” across its local news stations, drawing sharp criticism from other media outlets who feel targeted.
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Are high schools teaching students to devalue free speech?

When high school students are threatened and punished for using their First Amendment rights, is it any wonder they show intolerance of free speech as they enter college?
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The White House is wrong. A free press is ‘the people’

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Newseum Institute President Gene Policinski’s op-ed in the Austin American-Statesman looks at the historic tension between the press and the president.
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School walkouts in the wake of ‘Parkland’ — protected by the First Amendment or not?

Parkland student protests

As the youth movement around gun control gains steam, some schools have threatened students with suspension and other consequences if they protest on school grounds.
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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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Demand truth, not junk news: Lessons of ‘PizzaGate,’ ‘IdiotGate’

CNN Atlanta headquarters

Recent threats to journalists, like the one against CNN from a 19-year-old in Michigan, may have been empty, but we shouldn’t take them any less seriously.
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