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Journalist Arrests Threaten Freedom of Press

Thomas Hughes and Jodie Ginsburg write that “Journalists are facing an unprecedented and unrelenting crackdown on their work that appears […]

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Junius Wilkes on Protections Even for “False and Groundless” Reports

A writer who took the name Junius Wilkes made a critical contribution to the discussion of press freedom in 1782. He argued that the press should be protected for criticisms of government officials “when they even appear false and groundless.”

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Can President Trump Stop “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” From Being Published?

“Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” went on sale on Friday.  On Monday, a lawyer for Henry Holt […]

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Efforts to Protect College Media From Suppression Gain Traction

College Media Association President Chris Evans reviews efforts over the past year to ensure college press freedom. A 2016 report […]

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Presidential Calls For Reporter Firings Chill Press Freedom

In a statement responding to President Trump’s tweet calling for the firing of the Washington Post’s Dave Weigel, PEN American Director Suzanne […]

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What International Journalists Have to Worry About After President’s Recent Twitter Tirade

The Atlantic asks how is the U.S. Department of Justice’s complaint against the proposed AT&T–Time Warner merger related to President Trump’s subsequent […]

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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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