On behalf of the First Amendment: ‘Dear Mr. President’

Dear Mr. President: Congratulations on your election victory. That’s a non-partisan congratulations. The First Amendment, with its 45 words...
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Survey: More Americans see less media bias — but why?

Gene Policinski Inside the First Amendment Gene Policinski is chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute. He can be reached at gpolicinski@newseum.org. Follow him on Twitter:...
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Defending all of us by defending a free press

Gene Policinski is president and chief operating officer of the Freedom Forum Institute. He can be reached atgpolicinski@freedomforum.org, or follow...

Recognizing the importance of open government during Sunshine Week March 13-19

As journalists, we rely on open government and freedom of information principles to keep the public informed about its government. Too often, though, we...

Open government is key to honest government

When government fails, it’s the rare public official who says, “Oops. My fault.” That’s human nature, particularly for officials...

Protect journalists with the same laws that protect us all

Gene Policinski Inside the First Amendment Gene Policinski is chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and senior vice president of the Institute’s First Amendment Center....

NENPA and NEFAC Call on R.I. Governor to Resume Full Press Briefings

The New England First Amendment Coalition is calling on Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to resume full press briefings and allow direct questioning from...
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Time to Stand up for Journalists, for the Pursuit of Truth

Unlike most of Time magazine's "Person of the Year" designees since 1927, we can be certain none of those featured this year on that...

Sunshine Letter Sent to MA Governor’s Council

Honorable Members of the Massachusetts Governor’s Council, In light of Sunshine Week 2022, we are sending you the attached letter requesting that you maintain the...

‘Be nice’ is not needed during crisis — but a free press is

“Be nice” — two words not found anywhere among the 45 words of the First Amendment. Also not found: “positive,” or “get ya”...