News & Commentary

Freedom Forum Institute Welcomes the Chips Quinn Scholars Class of 2019

Mizell Stewart, CQS, Power Shift Project

This diversity initiative fosters the professional growth of aspiring journalists, opening doors to careers in the media industry, with the goal of establishing greater newsroom diversity.
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First Five Newsletter: May 16, 2019

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Defending a free press, an op-ed from Facebook’s Nick Clegg, the removal of content on the Afforable Care Act on government websites and more.
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Defending all of us by Defending a Free Press

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We should all be concerned when journalists are prevented from representing us when and where news occurs.
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Two Champions of Freedom Now Gone From Us: Keith, Lugar

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Damon Keith. Richard Lugar. Two American citizens whose lives and commitment to freedom and the United States made differences for all of us.
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First Amendment Center Files First Amicus Brief in Case on Media Access to Public Records

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The amicus brief was written in support of several Washington news media organizations and emphasizes the value to the public of the types of records they have requested.
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Carol Guzy to Receive 2019 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media

Carol Guzy

Carol Guzy, now a contract photographer for Zuma Press, is the only photojournalist to have won four Pulitzer Prizes in journalism.
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First Five Newsletter: May 9, 2019

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The prosecution of Julian Assange, pregnancy and the First Amendment, a recent ABA survey and more.
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First Five Podcast: Student Journalists: On Journalism, Pulitzer Prizes

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Freedom Forum Institute President Gene Policinski speaks with collegiate student journalists attending the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes awards ceremony at Columbia University in New York City.
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Losing our Core Freedoms by Not Knowing We Have Them

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In 2019, widespread ignorance of our core freedoms and how our government functions is just plain dangerous.
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50 Years Ago, the Court Enters the True Threats Thicket in Watts v. United States

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The case should be celebrated for emphasizing the importance of politically charged advocacy and ensuring that such advocacies are not misconstrued as true threats.
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