Thankful We Can Speak Our Minds This Thanksgiving

At the Freedom Forum, we’ve thought about creating T-shirts that read: “Free speech: Complicating Thanksgiving Dinner since 1791.” But...
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Student Journalism: More Needed Than Ever

In more communities today than ever, student publications are doing double-duty — reporting news of schools and surrounding communities — and doing both well. As...

You Can’t Have Democracy Without A Free Press

There’s a reason we need a free press, despite its faults and foibles: Democracy won’t work without it.

‘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”...

Worcester Telegram & Gazette to Receive NEFAC’s 2022 Freedom of Information Award

The New England First Amendment Coalition will honor the Worcester Telegram & Gazette with its 2022 Michael Donoghue Freedom of Information Award. The FOI Award...

We’re a big part of the fix for ‘junk news’

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....

Celebrate the 229th birthday of Freedom of the Press and the Bill of Rights...

The New England Newspaper & Press Association and New England First Amendment Coalition are excited to partner on an ad campaign, provided by the Free Speech Center,...
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On Campus Speech: Thanks, Mr. President — But No Thanks

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

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...

Our First Amendment rights must survive COVID-19

Can the government override our First Amendment rights with orders such as limits on public assemblies, faith-based gatherings and public protests during...