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The week the First Amendment was made for

This is the week the First Amendment was made for. Those of us who regularly work on freedom of expression issues are sometimes hard-pressed to convey the urgency of protecting these core freedoms. Concepts like freedom of speech, faith and assembly can seem abstract. Many view freedom of the press as just a news media issue. And few recognize the role of petition in shaping our nation.

Queer, Atheist and Interfaith Activist: A dialogue with the improbable Chris Stedman

At a time when incendiary rhetoric and personal attacks characterize culture war debates, Chris Stedman works to build bridges across some of our deepest differences. How does a self-described “queer atheist” find common ground between faith communities and the nonreligious, between gay and straight?

Find out on May 23 when Charles Haynes, director of the Religious Freedom Education Project, interviews Stedman about his efforts to promote understanding, religious liberty, compassion and pluralism in our crowded and often hostile public square.

“Freedom” writer Richie Havens: A lasting legacy

Singer-Songwriter Richie Havens died this week at age 72, leaving behind a legacy of rich performances and compositions.

MTSU selects former USA Today editor as journalism dean

Ken Paulson, a lawyer who combined his passions for journalism, free expression and popular music to become a national advocate for the First Amendment, will be the next dean of the College of Mass Communication at Middle Tennessee State University, officials announced Tuesday.

Remembering Al Neuharth

Allen H. Neuharth, founder of USA Today, the Freedom Forum and the Newseum, died Friday, April 19, 2013, in Cocoa Beach, Fla. He was 89.

Two Journalists add Pulitzers for Chips Quinn Scholars family

Lisa Song, a former Chips Quinn scholar (2010) and two other reporters from InsideClimate News were awarded a Pulitzer Prize on April 15 for national reporting. The journalists from InsideClimate News were cited “for their rigorous reports on flawed regulation of the nation’s oil pipelines, focusing on potential ecological dangers posed by diluted bitumen (or ‘dilbit’), a controversial form of oil.”

This Week at the First Amendment Center

Find out about upcoming events and where our experts will be speaking.

This Week at the First Amendment Center

Find out about upcoming events and where our experts will be speaking.

This Week at the First Amendment Center

Find out about upcoming events and where our experts will be speaking.

This week at the First Amendment Center

Find out about upcoming events and where our experts will be speaking.

This week at the First Amendment Center

Find out about upcoming events and where our experts will be speaking.

This week at the First Amendment Center

Find out about upcoming events and where our experts will be speaking.

‘Image matters’ to viewers of debates

Television allows the public to inspect every aspect of the presidential candidates, from their appearance to their views, panelists say.

Tips for watching the presidential debates

Panel at the Newseum discusses ‘Beyond wins & losses: citizen’s guide to 2012 presidential debates.’

New AP chief pledges continued cooperation with members

‘We can be brothers and sisters in arms in the battle to uphold the Constitution,’ President and CEO Gary Pruitt says at annual Associated Press Media Editors convention.

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