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St. John’s University team takes home top Moot Court honors

Georgetown University is runner-up in 24th annual National First Amendment Moot Court competition sponsored by Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center, Vanderbilt University Law School.

Full Court Press: Perspectives on Covering the Supreme Court

On February 26, 2013, the First Amendment Center and the Supreme Court Fellows Program Alumni Association hosted a discussion about how the news media reports on the Supreme Court. The discussion was moderated by Jim Duff, president and chief executive officer of the Freedom Forum and Newseum. Panelists included: Joan Biskupic, Jess Bravin and Pete Williams.

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.

The Story Being Written: The Role of Poet as Public Figure

The poet shapes words, skillfully arranging phrases to convey personal challenge, emotion, or startling gestures of humanity. The United States Poet Laureate ascends to the role of public figure, freely sharing the process of literary creation, inspiring individuals to read and write poetry, and transforming perception and appreciation of the genre.

On April 16 at the Newseum, Natasha Trethewey, Emory University’s Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing and United States Poet Laureate, will read selections from her work, followed by a conversation with Charles Haynes of the First Amendment Center about her poetry, her national role, and the place of poetry in society.

Defining religious freedom in America

March 18 program at the Newseum to explore current challenges, future directions; RSVP deadline March 7.

Justice & Journalism spotlights high tech in court coverage

Conference of judges and journalists examines uses and challenges of new technology in judicial reporting; new Seigenthaler News Service project also highlighted.

Student speech in 2012: CLE class Dec. 11 CANCELED

Topics include true threats, student speech on social-networking sites, Confederate flag and other hot-button issues in public school free-speech law.

Special screening spotlights religious-freedom film

Religious Freedom Education Project, WETA present new Groberg Films documentary at the Newseum today with panel discussion moderated by Nina Totenberg of NPR.

Groups produce guide on U.S. Muslims

Interfaith Alliance and Religious Freedom Education Project release answers to frequently asked questions on religious freedom and American Muslims.

Freedom Sings rocks Bluebird with ‘Watergate Years’

Thought-provoking, controversial songs of the early 1970s include ‘Watergate Blues,’ ‘Higher Ground,’ ‘Let’s Get it On’ and ‘Hi Hi Hi.’

Deadline approaches for law-school teams to enter

Midnight tonight, Oct. 5, is the deadline for submitting intent-to-compete form, entry fee and other materials for the 2013 Moot Court in February.

‘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.’

‘Beyond wins & losses: citizen’s guide to 2012 presidential debates’

Journalists, political-communication scholars to engage in interactive discussion at Newseum Oct. 1 providing guidance on how best to watch the upcoming debates.

Science data wants to be shared, panelists agree

Barriers to public access to government scientific information examined, as well as improvements in official efforts to make the data available to everyone’s benefit.

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