The decline of local newspapers creates a dearth of relevant information in many communities.
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.
Media, beware being lulled by White House’s return to normalcy | Margaret Sullivan / Syndicated columnnist
But now that the comfortable norms have returned, and the new administration is so much easier for most national journalists to like, the old journalistic...
Find the state Capitol reporters for a hint about the health of the free press | Christian Trejbal / Save the Free Press
Assess the health of free press at state capitals.
The local free press is more than newspapers. Radio, television and digital platforms are part of a changing, competitive media marketplace in which many sources...
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The mob that stormed and desecrated the Capitol on Wednesday could not have existed in a country that hadn't been radicalized by the likes of...
Don’t call Trump’s enablers ‘conservative’ — they are the radical right | Margaret Sullivan / Syndicated columnist
In applying this innocuous-sounding description, the reality-based press does the public a terrible disservice. Instead of calling out the truth, it normalizes; it softens the...
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