Free Press

Free Press

The Alliance has long advocated for First Amendment protections and for an open government, as reporters continue to serve a valuable role in providing reliable and truthful information to the public.  Lawmakers must recognize the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the fundamental right of free speech and freedom of the press.

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Statement: CNN Lawsuit to Restore White House Journalist’s Press Credentials
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Statement: CNN Lawsuit to Restore White House Journalist’s Press Credentials

The News Media Alliance stands in full support of CNN’s defense of its First Amendment rights. We need quality journalism – now more than ever – from respected news organizations employing professional journalists who will hold those in positions of power accountable ... Read More
Student Press Law Center Fights for Student Journalists' 1A Rights
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Student Press Law Center Fights for Student Journalists’ 1A Rights

While student journalists may not be facing the exact same threats as their adult counterparts, there are serious threats to the student press, and the current anti-press environment has only made things worse. But luckily for students across America, the Student Press Law Center is ready to assist young journalists ... Read More
Infographic: The History of Press Freedom in America
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Infographic: The History of Press Freedom in America

As part of Free Speech Week, we decided to take a look back at some of the history of the First Amendment and its protection of a free press. From state laws and Congressional acts to Supreme Court decisions, we explored some of the biggest moments in the history of ... Read More
Online Platforms Challenge Free Speech Through Editorial Decisions
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Online Platforms Challenge Free Speech Through Editorial Decisions

At a time when the First Amendment is being tested and questioned – perhaps more than ever before – it is important that we reflect on where we are and where we are going in the face of the vast technological changes that are impacting our press and our democratic ... Read More
Free Speech Week 2018: Facts Are the Language of America
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Free Speech Week 2018: Facts Are the Language of America

Journalists are out there every day on the front lines to uncover the facts and understandings that will allow us to find our way back to a more productive democracy where decisions can be made based on mutually agreed-upon facts ... Read More
Free Speech Week 2018
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Free Speech Week 2018

Free Speech Week is nonpartisan, non-ideological event designed to raise awareness and celebrate the importance of free speech and a free press in the United States ... Read More
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