First Five

Existing Libel Laws Protect the Right to Speak Freely – For All of Us

Newspaper

Make no mistake: The impact of chilling or weakening the Times legal protections will reach into every home, every cellphone and every social media post.
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First Five Podcast: A conversation with a college journalist

The First Five

The third in a series of episodes exploring student journalism and celebrating 2019’s Year of the Student Journalist.
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‘First Five’ Commentary on First Amendment Issues Returns to Weekly Distribution

The “First Five” weekly column replaces the commentary known as “Inside the First Amendment,” written by various Institute staff since the mid-1990s.
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First Five Podcast: A conversation with a high school journalist

The First Five

The second in a series exploring student journalism and celebrating 2019’s Year of the Student Journalist.
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First Five Podcast: Year of the Student Journalist

The First Five

Special guest Adriana Chavira, advisor to student publications at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School, kicks off the first of eight episodes celebrating the “Year of the Student Journalist.”
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Podcast: Free Spirits, or Discussing the State of the First Amendment Over Drinks

First Amendment

What do Americans know about the First Amendment, and how do they feel about issues like social media policies, campus speech and the relationship between the press and the President? 
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Podcast: Protecting Dissent

While most people are distracted by watching the White House, states are trying to pass laws that will chill the freedom to protest.
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Podcast: Context, Please

Newspaper

How can the news media help people understand complex issues? By providing a little context.
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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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Podcast: How do you solve a problem like Facebook?

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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