Free Press

The nation’s founders recognized that access to news and information was crucial to ensuring a robust republic with an engaged citizenry. To ensure that citizens, including those not privileged or affluent, could keep tabs on their government, they took two crucial steps. First, they established the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as part of the Bill of Rights. Among the five freedoms embedded in the First Amendment is the right to free speech and free press.

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