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    Two Generations of Journalism

    John Seigenthaler, anchor of the NBC Nightly News weekend edition, interviewed his father, an author and founder of the First Amendment Center. The elder Seigenthaler related his…

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    Free Expression and Global Media

    Mr. Rushdie spoke about free expression and freedom of the press. He discussed the problems he has encountered as a result of publishing his book, The Satanic Verses and announced that it…

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    Religious Liberty

    Former Chief Justice Warren 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…

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    Fairness in Reporting

    Mr. Overby discussed the importance of freedom of the press and also fairness in reporting. He discussed five aspects of fair reporting, accuracy, balance, completeness, detachment of…

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    Journalists and the Internet

    This program includes the introduction and keynote speech by Mr. Case as he kicked off the seminar on how the Internet and technology have changed the workings of journalism. Mr. Case…

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    Media Accountability

    At the dedication of a new building for the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center in New York, Mr. Wallace spoke about the lack of public trust in the news media. He focused on the need for a body of…

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    The System: The American Way of Politics

    David Broder and Haynes Johnson talked about their new book, The System: The American Way of Politics at the Breaking Point, published by Little, Brown and Company. The book examined in detail how…

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    Media Congressional Coverage

    Participants discussed several aspects of the relationship between the media and congress including its past and present, and what forces may be shaping this relationship in the future.…

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    China Issues

    In his first official speech as Ambassador to China, Ambassador Sasser talked about his plans. Following his prepared remarks, he took questions from the audience.

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    Unibomber Manifesto: Publish or Perish?

    The participants discussed the decision by “The Washington Post” and the “New York Times” to publish a lengthy statement by the “Unabomber.” The FBI has been investigating the man known as the…

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    Clinton Presidency in the New Media Age

    The Freedom Forum sponsored a look at the presidency and the media during a discussion held in Arlington, Virginia, sponsored by Columbia University. Journalists and scholars address…

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    American Indian Issues

    Wilma Mankiller spoke at the Freedom Forum about her book: "Mankiller: A Chief and Her People". She addressed the issue of tribal governments and her motivation for writing the book.

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    Foreign News Coverage

    Participants discussed freedom of the press and the issues that surround international reporting in an event sponsored by The Freedom Forum. Following opening statements, the guests took…

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    Technology Influences on Democracy

    Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) spoke about the impact of technology on democracy. He talked about freedom of information, personal privacy, and preserving and accessing electronic…

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    Freedom of the Press

    CNN Anchor Bernard Shaw spoke at a luncheon sponsored by the Freedom Forum about the need for aggressive government action to reduce poverty and violence in the U.S. Mr. Shaw suggested that…

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    White House-Media Relations

    Kristen Clark-Taylor, the first African-American woman on the White House staff, discussed her book The First to Speak in a speech to an audience at the Freedom Forum. Introduced by her…

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    Judicial Awards Ceremony

    The Freedom Forum presented the Freedom Forum Award to retired Supreme Court Justice Brennan and to the son of late Supreme Court Justice Marshall.

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    Latest News on American Journalists

    The Freedom Forum held a symposium on American journalists in the 1990's.

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    The Politics of Polarization 1992

    The Freedom Forum sponsored an event on “Women, Men and Media” to focus on the role of women and minorities in producing media reports and portrayals of women and minorities by the media. Panel…

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    News Coverage of Multiracial Communities

    Freedom Forum sponsored a forum on journalistic practices concerning racial incidents in American society. The panelists focused on the coverage of the recent riots in Los Angeles to discuss how the…

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