free speech

Hefner, Rolling Stone: Goodbye to two original free spirit, free speech icons

With the impending sale of Rolling Stone and the death of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, the sun sets on two champions for free expression.
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Patriotism, respect for flag cannot be ‘ordered’

This weekend’s “Take a Knee” controversy brings to mind failed efforts from our past to mandate patriotism.
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‘Freedom’ is best response to white supremacy hatemongers

Charlottesville protesters

Attempts to censor neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups is a betrayal of our nation’s core principles — not to mention ineffective and counterproductive.
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Newseum CEO Jeffrey Herbst to Receive Freedom of Speech Award

Jeffrey Herbst

The Media Institute’s annual award honors individuals who have worked to advance free speech and the First Amendment.
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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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