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  • Flag Burning
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    Flag Burning

    Mr. McMasters and Mr. Cronauer spoke to students about the history of flag burning. Among the topics they discussed were freedom of speech and expression; proposals to enact a U.S. flag…

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  • Opinion and Bias in the News
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    Opinion and Bias in the News

    Newseum hosted a full-day symposium titled “Examining Opinion and Bias in the News: The Grant Howell Legacy Symposium” that explored the perceptions and realities of bias in news coverage. The opening…

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  • The First Amendment
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    The First Amendment

    Mr. Mc Masters spoke to students about journalism, freedom of the press, freedom of information issues, protecting sources, and student attitudes toward issues of free expression. Following…

    45 views
  • Religious Liberty
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    Religious Liberty

    Former Chief Justice Burger spoke on “Religious Liberty: Crisis or Crossroads?” He described the changes he has observed in religion in the U.S., such as increased ecumenicity. He talked…

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  • Security and Privacy in the US
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    Security and Privacy in the U.S.

    The Administrative Law Section held “The Great Debate of 2003: Security v. Privacy in the Post-September 11 Era.” The question was, “Resolved: On Balance, the United States Government Has Safeguarded…

    134 views
  • Military Operations and the Media
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    Military Operations and the Media

    Journalists, attorneys, and officials talked about media coverage of military operations. Among the topics they addressed were relations between journalists and the military, access to…

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  • Media in Time of War
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    Media in Time of War

    The panelists talked about the media during wartime, and the relationship between the press and the military. They responded to questions from the moderator and the audience. Mr. Milewski…

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  • Zero Tolerance Policies in Public Schools
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    Zero Tolerance Policies in Public Schools

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  • Privacy Rights of Public Figures
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    Privacy Rights of Public Figures

    Committee members heard from members and representatives of the Screen Actors Guild as well as members of the press regarding the rights of privacy as they pertain to public figures. They…

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  • Human Rights in Guatemala and Honduras
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    Human Rights in Guatemala and Honduras

    Subcommittee members heard testimony on human rights violations and outrages in Guatemala and Honduras. Members of human rights organizations urged the release of classified documents…

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  • Online Journalism and the First Amendment
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    Online Journalism and the First Amendment

    Journalists and scholars talked about the protections afforded by the First Amendment in regard to online journalism. This was part of the seminar on journalists and the Internet hosted by…

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  • Olympic Park Bombing Media Leaks
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    Olympic Park Bombing Media Leaks

    Committee members heard testimony concerning the relationship between law enforcement and the media, especially concerning the Atlanta Olympic Park bombing investigation. The focus was on the treatment…

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  • Journalism and the Communications Decency Act
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    Journalism and the Communications Decency Act

    Ms. Gorelick spoke about regulation and security on the Internet. Following Ms. Gorelick’s speech, a panel of attorneys, agency members, and interest group representatives discussed the…

    106 views
  • Pulliam Editorial Fellowship Award
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    Pulliam Editorial Fellowship Award

    Ms. Overholser spoke about journalistic ethics. She focused on the current debate over how the Society’s ethics code should be changed. She also pointed out how these and other changes can…

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  • Technology Influences on Democracy
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    Technology Influences on Democracy

    Participants discussed the influence technology has on the state of democracy in the U.S. and throughout the world. They spoke about the reduction in privacy brought about by information…

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  • Technology Influences on Democracy
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    Technology Influences on Democracy

    Participants discussed the influence of technology on the state of democracy throughout the world. They spoke about information systems and the intrusive aspect on expanding technology.

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  • Congressional Leaks and Reporters Subpoenas
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    Congressional Leaks and Reporters' Subpoenas

    The Freedom Forum hosted a panel discussion on "Congressional Leaks and Subpoenas of Journalists". Two journalists produced stories based on leaked information concerning allegations of…

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  • Media Access in the Persian Gulf
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    Media Access in the Persian Gulf

    The committee heard testimony on the restrictions placed upon the media in the Persian Gulf by the U.S. military. The restrictions, which require that all media personnel be escorted to select locations in the Middle East by…

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  • Editorial Meeting emUSA Todayem
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    Editorial Meeting: USA Today

    In this Sunday afternoon meeting, editors at USA Today discussed the week’s circulation trends and the distribution of the newspaper’s first Saturday edition. The discussion centered on the…

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  • Keeping Secrets Justice on Trial
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    Keeping Secrets: Justice on Trial

    Following the opening speeches, Michael Gartner spoke at a conference sponsored by the Association of Trial Lawyers and the Society of Professional Journalists. His remarks concern the…

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