News & Commentary

Sri Lanka Temporarily Blocks Social Media — Public Safety or Censorship?

Is the government taking a necessary step to ensure the safety of its people? Or is it a misguided act of censorship?
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First Five Podcast: A conversation with the executive director of the Student Press Law Center

First Five

The eighth in a series of episodes exploring student journalism and celebrating 2019’s Year of the Student Journalist.
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Presenting the Summer 2019 Class of Chips Quinn Scholars

Chips Quinn Scholars 25th Anniversary

Meet more members of the Summer 2019 class of Chips Quinn Scholars as the 49th CQS orientation and multimedia training in Nashville, Tenn., approaches in May.
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Journalists May be Stuck with Assange’s First Amendment Defense

Julian Assange

Journalists are the watchdogs by which we all can know information improperly classified, withheld for political gain or around which legitimate debate should occur.
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First Five Podcast: A conversation with the editor-in-chief of the Iowa State Daily

First Five

The seventh in a series of episodes exploring student journalism and celebrating 2019’s Year of the Student Journalist.
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If Every Day Were April Fools’ Day

News consumers have developed some bad habits. We gravitate to platforms that only share news we want to hear, share stories after only reading their headlines and get sucked into content that outrages or entertains us.
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First Five Podcast: A conversation with a high school yearbook adviser

First Five

The sixth in a series of episodes exploring student journalism and celebrating 2019’s Year of the Student Journalist.
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Presenting the Summer 2019 Class of Chips Quinn Scholars

Chips Quinn Scholars 25th Anniversary

Meet the first nine members of the Summer 2019 class of Chips Quinn Scholars as the 49th CQS orientation and multimedia training in Nashville, Tenn., approaches in May.
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Judy Woodruff Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Annual Free Expression Awards

FEA, 2019, Woodruff

The anchor reflected upon the increasing challenges journalists face today and the importance and power of the journalism community.
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