freedom of the press

‘Getting It Right’ — on Kobe Bryant and Everything Else

Kobe Bryant Mourning

“Getting it right” is one reliable defense for a free press in today’s media world against critics who often base objections and critiques more on political differences than factual error.
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First Amendment-ish

First Amendment

The First Amendment prevents the government from censoring or punishing your speech, but it doesn’t apply to private organizations.
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2020: The year to support, defend – and trust – our free press

2020 resolution

In 2020, in order to defend and support that core freedom, we will need to confront in real ways the storm of disinformation, news manipulation and dwindling ranks of journalism that’s been building for nearly a decade.
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We’re divided in new ways over our core First Amendment freedoms

First Amendment

Recap the controversial and multi-faceted First Amendment issues of 2019, from a Black Lives Matter activist lawsuit, the Ukraine-Biden investigation controversy, regulatory threats over political advertising and beyond.
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No apology needed for good journalism – even when you don’t like it

Newspaper

Harvard’s student government voted to support a petition condemning their student newspaper, for the factual reporting of protests against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement some weeks ago.
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#FREEAUSTINTICE

Austin Tice, free press

August 14, 2019 marks seven years since American journalist Austin Tice went missing in Syria.
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News — Can We Own It? Should We Be Able To?

Newspapers, IFA

Information about the world around us is a right, a public good — and also a product.
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Time to Stand up for Journalists, for the Pursuit of Truth

Free Press, Journalist, Journalism

We must defend journalism and commit to the pursuit of truth, even when it means extra effort to separate it out from misleading and false information.
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Note to White House: You Don’t Get to Decide the “Rules,” Either

White House

Even as the White House restored the “hard pass” to CNN’s Jim Acosta, permitting him onto White House grounds, it promulgated some new, unrealistic rules for journalists.
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Sorry Mr. President — You Don’t Get to Choose

Acosta, CNN, Trump, free press, freedom of the press

Whoever told you that you should pull Jim Acosta’s security pass — or failed to tell you that you shouldn’t — was wrong.
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