The School of Journalism at Southern Illinois University Carbondale hosted a seminar on April 12 to focus on journalism ethics and First Amendment issues, funded by a grant from Liberty Tree. In two panels, journalists, lawyers and professors talked to students and each other about whether the traditional tools of media accountability are up to the new challenges of the digital … [Read more...] about Liberty Tree seminar: Media accountability in the digital age?
Roberts court strong for free speech
The Roberts court, with the chief justice in the lead, is amassing a strong free speech record by refusing to carve out new exceptions to the First Amendment and by expanding the frontiers of free speech in the areas of campaign finance and hate speech. A Phelps protest in Riverside, Calif. Wednesday’s 8-1 decision protecting the virulently anti-gay speech of the Rev. … [Read more...] about Roberts court strong for free speech