Social Media

Sexually Explicit Picture Not Fighting Words, Rules Colorado Appeals Court

The court found that a 14-year-old did not commit disorderly conduct because the explicit picture he drew was protected by the First Amendment.
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Considering the Future of Journalism

Considering the Future of Journalism

On Nov. 15, the Newseum hosted a discussion with Richard Gingras, vice president of Google News, and Michael Oreskes, senior vice president of news and editorial director at NPR.
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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Removal of College Student for Facebook Posts

A public college had the authority to remove a nursing student from its program for Facebook posts without violating the First Amendment, a federal appeals court has ruled. The decision
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Federal Judge: School Officials Justified in Suspending Student for Cyberbullying

What happens when cyberbullying laws and policies collide with a student’s First Amendment free-speech claims? A recent federal district court decision out of New Jersey recently struck the balance in
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Silicon Valley, White House South Lawn Among Recent Newseum Stops

Free Speech in the Social Media Era

Newseum plays an important role in the debate over free expression issues at the intersection of journalism and technology.
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First Five: Gay marriage in Kentucky, social media ban for college athletes, and protected spanking

Scouring the web for First Amendment news is our job. Enjoy First Five, your regular dose of First Amendment news.
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First Five: Voyeuristic media, off-campus student speech under fire, and Trump saves ‘Christmas’

Scouring the web for First Amendment news is our job. Enjoy First Five, your regular dose of First Amendment news.
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Understanding what we need to see – and do not

The shooting of two television journalists. Viewable from two perspectives, including that of the gunman himself. We saw — or could see if we wished, and apparently millions of us did — the awfulness of it, immediately.
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Participate Virtually in “Primarily Digital” Teacher Institutes

In partnership with Annenberg Learner, educators are invited to participate virtually in two teacher institutes on media literacy being held in July at the Newseum.
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The new watchdogs: Muckraking in a digital era

State of the First Amendment 2015

The tenets of American journalism can be distilled down to a couple of basics: Reporters should report objectively and serve as a watchdog on people in power. But the public
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