Washington Post reporter sentenced in secret – an Iranian shame

Jason Rezaian

A government official has announced that The Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian has now been sentenced to prison following his conviction last month on espionage and other charges.
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Julian Bond — A voice of reason, a call for change

Julian Bond. Paul Sancya/Courtesy The Associated Press

In a nation beset for more than 50 years by racism, divided by war, and brimming with confrontation, anger and violence — there was the voice of Julian Bond: soft spoken and serious, reasoned but no less passionate, and always, always, challenging.
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Survey: Americans say it’s OK to take down ‘that flag’

Confederate battle flag

The Confederate battle flag is coming down in South Carolina, on store shelves and on license plates, and for most Americans, that’s just fine, even if we differ over its meaning. And therein is the real change.
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How much violence do we need to see – or report?

A tangle of violence and protest has engulfed parts of Baltimore and cannot be ignored by the news media.  But how much reporting should be done, and when should it be done, and reports of what?
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Mr. Williams – trust me, many feel your ‘pain’

Brian Williams

Whatever happens to Brian Williams, another gut punch has been thrown to the collective body of work known as “journalism.”
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Free Speech can be shield or sword, as Cosby furor shows

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby’s career has been deeply rooted in the possibilities and protections provided by freedom of speech.
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Media and Missouri: What the heck is going on?

Media and Missouri: What the heck is going on?

Read this week’s Inside the First Amendment column by Gene Policinski.
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