News & Commentary

This old record shop is keeping tradition alive

A record shop in Nashville, Tenn., celebrates the arc of country music, as reported in stories by 2017 Chipsters Pablo De La Hoya and Melissa Gomez during CQS orientation.
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Nashville record shop adapting, hanging on to city music roots

A record shop in Nashville, Tenn., celebrates the arc of country music, as reported in stories produced by 2017 Chipsters Pablo De La Hoya and Melissa Gomez during CQS orientation in May 2017.
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Lesley Visser Receives 2018 Al Neuharth Award

Lesley Visser, Al Neuharth Award, Al Neuharth

Veteran Sports Broadcaster Lesley Visser was presented with the 2018 Al Neuharth Excellence in the Media Award on June 18.
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Podcast: Deconstructing the “Gay Wedding Cake” Case

Lata Nott delves into one of the most controversial cases on the Supreme Court’s docket this year, Masterpiece Cakeshop, and what the Court’s decision means for First Amendment and LGBTQ rights.
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Golden Nuggets for Free-Expression Advocates in an Unusual Case

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, Florida (17-21) has some golden nuggets for free-expression advocates even though at first glance the opinion might seem
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Religious Freedom Center Receives $500,000 Pledge

Klingenstein, RFC, Religious Freedom Center

The pledge from the Andrew and Julie Klingenstein Family Fund advances the Center’s critical work on religious liberty issues.
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Supreme Court Reached the Right Result – But the Opinion Could Have Been Stronger

The U.S. Supreme Court reached the correct result in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky (2018), striking down a supremely overbroad law that prohibited individuals from wearing political badges, political buttons,
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The biggest threat to democracy might be the loss of local newspapers

Newspaper

It’s not national news media outlets that we need to worry about. Smaller newspapers are suffering.
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51 High School Students To Attend Journalism Conference at the Newseum

Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conferenc

The conference convenes the nation’s most talented students interested in pursuing journalism careers.
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Freedom Forum Institute Fellow, Jill Geisler Addresses EEOC Special Task Force

Jill Geisler, Power Shift Project, EEOC

Geisler describes a new urgency and serious commitment to address sexual harassment and create change.
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