free speech

Students Have an “Alternate Understanding” of the First Amendment

Threats to Campus Free Speech

Newseum President and CEO Jeffrey Herbst argues that students increasingly believe in the “right to non-offensive speech.”
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When it comes to our freedoms, is a C+ grade good enough?

First Amendment Report Card

In a report card issued by the First Amendment Center of the Newseum Institute, the First Amendment gets a barely passing grade.
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Public panel spotlights challenges, opportunities for First Amendment rights in the new information era

“Free Speech in the Social Media Era”

The Newseum presented the panel, “Free Speech in the Social Media Era,” on Sept. 14 in Palo Alto, featuring leaders from Carnegie Mellon University, Facebook and YouTube.
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Sports, Race, and the First Amendment

Colin Kaepernick

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has plenty of company for refusing to stand during the national anthem.
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Knight Foundation, Newseum Institute release campus free expression survey results

Free Expression on Campus

Gallup survey shows students confidence in First Amendment rights, but nearly half say some campus speech restrictions can be justified.
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Newseum Institute, Knight Foundation sponsoring “Free Speech on Campus” conference

University of Missouri

The symposium will be held April 2 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Interested students should apply by Feb. 22.
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New Era of Student Protests

University of Missouri

In the end, it always seems to come down to student activists to make some noise and roust the country into social change.
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The Confederate Flag and the First Amendment

South Carolina Statehouse

The Newseum offers numerous ways to study and debate this week’s hot topic of conversation.
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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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