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The Newseum Institute Announces Leadership Appointments

Gene Policinski and Kristen Looney

Gene Policinski is named president of the Newseum Institute and Kristen Looney is named director of the Institute’s Religious Freedom Center.
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Free Speech Isn’t Always Valuable. That’s Not the Point.

Speech Religion Newseum

We shouldn’t think about free expression in terms of value. What’s important is that free expression rights are indivisible.
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Good News for the Future of the First Amendment

Knight Foundation survey tracks rise in American high school students’ support of First Amendment freedoms.
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Newseum and Newseum Institute Appoint New Trustees


Karen Appleton Page, R. David Edelman, Murray Garnick and Julie Henderson join the boards of trustees of the Newseum and Newseum Institute.
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“A shameful day”

On Jan. 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Donald Trump issued an executive order temporarily halting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, suspending the refugee program and permanently imposing a religious test for refugees going forward.
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A Message from Jeffrey Herbst

Jeffrey Herbst

Herbst reviews his first three months as Newseum CEO and previews what’s to come for the museum and Newseum Institute.
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Newseum Institute Receives Grant to Develop Religious Liberty Education Program

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations

The Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute announced on June 25 that it received a $200,000 grant from The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, based in Jacksonville, Fla. The grant will help support the launch
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