Free Speech and Unfree News: The Paradox of Press Freedom in America
- Date: Monday, April 04, 2016
- Time: 12:00 pm
- Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC
Does America have a free press? Many who answer “yes” cite First Amendment protections that shield the press from government censorship. But in Free Speech and Unfree News, a comprehensive history of American press freedom, Sam Lebovic shows that, on its own, the right of free speech has been insufficient to guarantee a free press and compels us to reexamine assumptions about what freedom of the press means in a democratic society.
This program is presented in conjunction with the National Archives’ Amending America exhibition in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery. Amending America is presented in part by AT&T, HISTORYⓇ, the Lawrence F. O’Brien Family, Seedlings Foundation, and the National Archives Foundation.
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