Free Speech Week 2017

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. This year Free Speech Week is October 16-22, 2017.
News Media Alliance is a Free Speech Week partner, along with a variety of organizations and educational institutions that believe in the value of freedom of speech. Click here to view a list of Free Speech Week Partners.
Partners offer resources and host activities during Free Speech Week, including panel discussions, webinars, quizzes, contests and more. Click here for ideas on how your organization can participate in Free Speech Week.
For more information about Free Speech Week, visit www.freespeechweek.org
 

Free Speech Week Resources

Below are several resources and materials on Free Speech that can be used in your newspaper publications, as well as online and on social media.

2017 News Media Alliance Free Speech Week Op-ed

Another Reporter Sentenced to Jail: The Importance of a Free Press, by News Media Alliance President & CEO David Chavern (October 16, 2017)

2016 News Media Alliance Free Speech Week Op-ed

Protecting Democacy: The Freedom of the Press,” by News Media Alliance President & CEO David Chavern (October 17, 2016)

Free Speech Week Logo and Tagline

Download official Free Speech Week logo and tagline
 

2016 Free Speech Week Digital Ads:

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Linking code – Banner/Sign ad:
<a href=”http://www.freespeechweek.org/social-media-badge/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://www.freespeechweek.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/fsw_728_2016_2.jpg” width=”728″ height=”90″ alt=”If you believe in free speech, give people a sign.”/></a>
 
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Linking code – Banner/Sound ad:
<a href=”http://www.freespeechweek.org/social-media-badge/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://www.freespeechweek.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/fsw_728_2016_5.jpg” width=”728″ height=”90″ alt=”Show your love of free speech without making a sound.”/></a>
 
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Linking code – Banner/Language ad:
<a href=”http://www.freespeechweek.org/social-media-badge/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://www.freespeechweek.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/FSW-banner-language.jpg” width=”728″ height=”90″ alt=”FREE SPEECH: The Language of America”/></a>
 
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Linking code – Cube/Sign ad:
<a href=”http://www.freespeechweek.org/social-media-badge/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://www.freespeechweek.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/fsw_300_2016_2.jpg” width=”300″ height=”250″ alt=”If you believe in free speech, give people a sign.”/></a>


2016 Free Speech Week Print Ad:


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News Media Alliance encourages its members to use the ad below during Free Speech Week. The ad can be customized to include your organization’s logo.
Download full-page print ad
Download 1/4-page print ad

 

Social Media Resources:

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Show your support by changing your social media profile image during Free Speech Week.

Download the Free Speech Week social media badge here.

In addition, use the hashtag #freedomspeaks to follow and participate in the conversation about free speech week on Twitter!


Other Resources:

Quiz on the First Amendment

Social media graphics:

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Lindsey is the Communications Manager for the News Media Alliance. Prior to joining the Alliance, she led communications for a food and nutrition nonprofit in Washington, D.C. for over eight years.

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