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NNA provides its members with content to reprint or post to websites.

This content includes columns by directors and NNA member newspapers, Freedom Forum Institute's First Amendment columns/ editorials (available weekly) and more. 

5 ANNIVERSARIES THIS JUNE THAT DEFINED OUR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS

Jun 16, 2022

The Supreme Court wraps up its term each June, making this a big month for rulings with significant impact. The court’s June rulings have sometimes defined and refined what the First Amendment protects. ...

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HOW THE FIRST AMENDMENT PROTECTS ANONYMOUS SPEECH ONLINE

Jun 2, 2022

Anonymity can protect privacy and keep people like whistleblowers and activists safe. It can also shield bad behavior. Jeff Kosseff, author of “The United States of Anonymous: How the First Amendment ...

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PERSPECTIVE: POST-ROE PREDICTIONS FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

May 26, 2022

Faith groups in the U.S. are sharply divided over abortion. Will striking down Roe v. Wade, which appears likely according to a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion, offer an opportunity to find compromise ...

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PERSPECTIVE: How a 40-year-old Supreme Court ruling may quash the book banning wave

May 12, 2022

A rise in school boards and lawmakers seeking to remove books from public schools is raising questions of whether book banning is constitutional. A nearly forgotten, 40-year-old Supreme Court case could ...

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The Roe V. Wade leak shows the benefit of a free press

May 5, 2022

The leak of a draft Supreme Court decision that would overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that protected abortion rights has sparked nationwide protest, punditry and questions about press protections. ...

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Alberto Ibargüen ⁠— a vision to reinvent local news

Apr 28, 2022

As a lawyer, publisher, president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and longtime champion of journalism and the arts, Alberto Ibargüen, this year’s recipient of the Al Neuharth ...

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HOW STOP AAPI HATE INSPIRED AND EMPOWERED ACTION

Apr 21, 2022

March 2020 saw the beginning of a rapid spread in the U.S. of COVID-19, which originated in Wuhan, China. Along with it came a dramatic escalation of anti-Asian rhetoric, discrimination and incidents of ...

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Eric Treene ⁠— upholding religious freedom for all

Apr 14, 2022

A Muslim community in Tennessee faced backlash over the building of a new mosque. A Rastafarian man was punished because prison rules didn’t accommodate the hairstyle of his religious practice. Two ...

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Nikole Hannah-Jones ⁠— reviving voices lost to history and empowering communities today

Apr 7, 2022

This month, explore how the First Amendment heroes we’ll honor at the 2022 Free Expression Awards have used their rights to advocate for others – starting with a journalist who faced academic ...

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