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Print-video-Web combos making for healthy journalism
By Gene Policinski Scripps award judging shows daily journalism is using 'all tech' to cover crucial news in new ways. Also: Montclair State update.    02.29.08

A campus newspaper reaches out
By Gene Policinski University of South Dakota's Volante undertakes effort to diversify staff, news sources.   02.08.08

Martin Luther King Day reminds us of First Amendment values
By Gene Policinski Civil rights movement enlisted all five freedoms in a quest for justice. Plus: Two new commentaries.   01.18.08

Panel illuminates post-9/11 threats to press freedom
By Gene Policinski American University broadcast program offers good insights into government efforts to block news about some national-security topics.   10.30.07

Bowled over by toilet tirade ...
By Gene Policinski Really — a disorderly conduct charge for cursing at an overflowing commode in your own home? Also: journalist shield, fantasy baseball.   10.18.07

News racks: more important than you might think
By Gene Policinski Nashville mayor vetoes a restraint on press freedom. Also: Reflections on Jerry Falwell, Larry Flynt and free speech.   05.17.07

Remembering Halberstam, role of press in civil rights struggle
By Gene Policinski Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author talked about importance of news media on 'Speaking Freely.'    04.27.07

From Jackie Robinson to Don Imus
By Gene Policinski Comparing what shock-jock said this year with what first black Major League Baseball player heard in 1947.   04.20.07

Now-freed Josh Wolf went to jail ... why?
By Gene Policinski Significance of the video he refused to give up to California grand jury investigating riot: zero to none.   04.04.07

Tragic stories challenge press credibility
By Gene Policinski Support for a free press declines every time there's a sensational overload or a major misstep on a big story.   10.10.06

Video, RSS feeds, podcasts
Video, RSS and podcast offerings on the First Amendment Center Online.   10.05.06

Teens: good news, bad news on First Amendment
By Gene Policinski Knight Foundation study finds more learning about our first freedoms, mixed bag as to respect for them.   09.22.06

Constitution Day: Celebrate with a quiz
By Gene Policinski As we honor the freedoms enshrined in the Bill of Rights, take this survey to test your First Amendment knowledge against your fellow Americans'.   09.15.06

5 years later, we must reflect on our freedoms
By Gene Policinski How we respond to those 3,000 tragic deaths, and to our soul-searching about fundamental liberties, will be nation’s legacy from Sept. 11, 2001.   09.11.06

Censorship in the name of decency?
By Gene Policinski As some CBS affiliates hesitate to air a 9/11 documentary because of firefighters' foul language, we must ask should we block free and open discussion because the reality of that day's events may offend some?   09.05.06

Good news in judge's fantasy-league ruling
By Gene Policinski Decision that Major League Baseball, players don't 'own' stats or names endorses free flow of information.   08.11.06

Trolling for the new and noteworthy
By Gene Policinski Updates look at recent Supreme Court rulings, video games, and prospects for a journalist shield law.   07.31.06

Blog 1: Welcome and watch
First Amendment Center Executive Director Gene Policinski introduces his new blog that will watch all things First Amendment.   06.30.06


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