No apology needed for good journalism – even when you don’t like it

Gene Policinski is president and chief operating officer of the Freedom Forum Institute. Email him at gpolicinski@freedomforum.org and follow him on...

Freedom Forum Perspective: Bill of Rights Day Deserves Greeting Cards Too

Greeting card aisles are especially busy this time of year, filled with shoppers sending warmth and well wishes to loved ones. More and more occasions...
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Who brings us the news? Men, mostly

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....

National campaign to defend freedom of the press features celebrities talking about First Amendment

On July 4, the Free Speech Center launched a national nonpartisan and nonprofit educational effort to build understanding and respect for the...

NEFAC Launches Mentorship Program

The New England First Amendment Coalition recently launched a new mentorship program for journalists working in the region. The program — NEFAC Mentors — helps reporters, editors and producers...
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‘Enemies of the people?’ Simply, plainly – ‘no.’

As plainly and clearly as one can say or write this: Journalism and journalists are not "enemies of the people." A free press brings us the...

Make Journalism Better By Improving Newsroom Culture

News organizations covering the fury over the deaths of more than 200 Black people at the hands of police in 2020 and COVID-19’s brutal...

We’re divided in new ways over our core First Amendment freedoms

Gene Policinski is president and chief operating officer of the Freedom Forum Institute. Email him at gpolicinski@freedomforum.org and follow him on Twitter...

Fist Five Perspective: What if the nation’s founders had been able to tweet?

The nation’s founders didn’t have access to today’s social media – but what if they had? Of course, they took good advantage of the media...
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For our freedoms, is a ‘C+’ grade good enough?

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....