Infographic: The History of Press Freedom in America

As part of Free Speech Week, we’re looking 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 our First Amendment right to a free press and the impacts those moments had on the press as we know it today.

You can view our full infographic below, or open a PDF version by clicking here.

2018 graphic by Jennifer Peters, updated 2022.


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