Attacks on the Press

Harvey Weinstein Hired Investigators To Intimidate Journalists

In an explosive New Yorker piece that hit the web Monday night, Ronan Farrow details how Harvey Weinstein used spies, lies and threats to intimidate multiple journalists from exposing the truth about his predatory behavior.

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Gene Policinski Commentary – To Trump On NBC ‘License’ Tweet: NO!

The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment expert, Gene Policinski, originally published this commentary on the Newseum blog, and have given First […]

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Criticism Escalates Over President Trump’s Threats To Revoke Network Licenses

In a rebuke to President Trump’s threats to revoke broadcast licenses, FCC Chair Ajit Pai said at telecom law event, “The […]

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New Poll Says Trust in the Fourth Estate Growing

Reporters have had a tumultuous time under the new administration: called out as fake news, personally maligned and thwarted in their reporting. Trust in the news media plummeted as a result. Now there may be a turnaround according to a new poll in which Americans say the press doing its job well. Will the administration agree?

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President Trump’s Anti-Press Pulpit

President Trump used strong language to denounce the press at a Phoenix rally this week. The Vice President, once a free speech advocate, stood by him. Many journalists now fear that words may lead to violence against the press.

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Donald Trump

Media Called “The Enemy” in New Trump Ad

What do CNN's Anderson Cooper, NBC's Brian Williams, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and American Urban Radio Networks' April Ryan have in common? They are branded as enemies of the President's agenda in a new ad which has been widely criticized for fostering fear and distrust at at time when President Trump is calling for unity after the violence in Charlottesville.

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