Lesley Visser to Receive 2018 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media

Lesley Visser

Visser, a veteran sports broadcaster and trailblazer for women in sports media, is the 32nd recipient of the award, which honors lifetime achievement in the media industry.
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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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2018 Chips Quinn Scholars Program Kicks off in Nashville, Tenn.

Chips Quinn Scholars 25th Anniversary

The program, which is the Freedom Forum Institute’s most enduring diversity initiative, provides training and mentoring for aspiring student journalists.
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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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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Speaks at Newseum

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein

Rosenstein spoke about the rule of law and the First Amendment, but also fielded questions about the long-running feud between the Justice Department and President Trump.
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Newseum Institute Renamed Freedom Forum Institute

Freedom Forum Institute logo

The Institute will continue championing the First Amendment under its new name.
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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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The 2018 Free Expression Awards Left Us Inspired

Last night’s 2018 Free Expression Awards put the importance of free expression and the First Amendment on center stage.
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Podcast: How do you solve a problem like Facebook?


Can sites like Facebook censor fake news and hate speech? Can the government make them? And if so–is that a good idea?
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