On this page, you’ll find a collection of essays regarding contemporary issues facing the First Amendment, created by the Newseum Institute.
Passionate, patriotic protest in defense of civil disorder
A tough question: Just how ‘JeSuisCharlie’ to be?
#JeSuisCharlie — another way to say ‘Freedom’
In the land of the free, why are schools so afraid of freedom?
Legendary editor Ben Bradlee: For it all, thank you
What will keep unfounded Ebola reports from ‘going viral?’
Executing journalists a savage, futile act
Celebrating two First Amendment landmark moments
Duke, Muslims and the politics of intimidation
First Amendment freedoms cast in leading role in 2014
Sure you can say that … but please don’t
Free speech can be a shield or a sword, as Cosby furor shows
Social media no longer just free expression ‘toy box’
For religious freedom and LGBT rights, a year of confusion
Without religious freedom, there will be no lasting peace
As LGBT rights expand, remember the First Amendment
Welcome to college, where religious freedom goes to die
Why branding ISIS matters
With the stroke of a pen
Gay marriage and the First Amendment
Do corporations have religious freedom
Vladimir Putin’s Potemkin village