Press Freedoms in the U.S.
W. Joseph Campbell is the author of Yellow Journalism: Puncturing the Myths, Defining the Legacies, published by Praeger.
A discussion on press freedoms in the U.S. and anonymous sources was held with students participating in Close Up Foundation’s week-long government studies program. Topics included ways American press freedoms are under threat such as court orders to reveal anonymous sources, the Espionage Act, and government censorship and self-censorship; how the First Amendment and states' Shield Laws are supposed to protect journalists and their sources; how the government uses wartime powers to restrict press freedoms; and tactics employed by government officials to prevent information that may affect their credibility from getting to the public.
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Frank Bond Host Newseum
W. "Joseph" Joseph Campbell Associate Professor American University->School of Communication
Sonya Gavankar Assistant Editor Newseum
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