State of the First Amendment

Student Journalism: More Needed Than Ever

Free Press, Journalist, Journalism

We take note of the great work being done by journalists who happen to be students as we recognize the 50th anniversary of a major student-First Amendment decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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We Hate “False News” Even More Than We Hate “Hate” On Social Media

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The 2018 State of the First Amendment survey found that the more we know about our First Amendment freedoms, the less likely we are to agree with placing limits on those freedoms.
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Survey Shows that Americans are Becoming Savvier News Consumers

Fake News

About 30% of Americans engage with the news every day of the week, and almost three out of four of all Americans do something to verify the news they receive, according to a new survey by the First Amendment Center of the Newseum Institute.
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Survey: More Americans see less media bias — but why?

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Our annual survey found a significant rise in the number of Americans who believe the media tries to report without bias. What’s behind this sudden surge in trust?
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Celebrate America’s hands-on lessons in freedom

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Collectively we may not know much about the First Amendment’s five freedoms, but we sure know how to use them.
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Still going strong after 225 years: Our love-hate relationship with the First Amendment

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Survey results show that Americans are supportive of the First Amendment in general–but critical of specific applications.
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No ‘backflips’ in the newsrooms quite yet

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While there’s been a decline in the number of Americans who think the news media is biased, the reason behind it remains unclear.

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Newseum Expert: Election press coverage ‘challenging’ for journalists

Gene Policinski

Gene Policinski spoke with Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Scott Thuman about the challenges journalists are facing in the presidential election coverage.
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