Excellence in Journalism 2018 • Sept. 27-29, 2018 • Baltimore



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September 18th, 2015 • 2015: Orlando
One of the most important tools in a journalist’s arsenal

Some parts of the Constitution are more hotly contested in the 21st Century than others. Most Americans assume that Freedom of the Press is a given in this day and age and doesn’t need to be defended in court. Third world countries jail journalists, not the United States.


September 5th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
Let Freedom Sing

From rocking out Helen Reddy’s “I am Woman” to crooning the sensual Black Eyed Peas’ “My Humps” a la the folksy 70s, the First Amendment was exercised with a melody on Thursday night. Freedom Sings, a program of musicians, perform songs that were once censored by the government for provocative lyrics.


September 5th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
Reporters Reflect on Lessons Learned in Ferguson

Photo by Julian Paredes While the crisis in Ferguson raged on in front of camera crews for weeks on end, reporters on the ground saw a different reality. They also saw that reality distorted – or participated in the distortion themselves – as Ferguson descended into a “war zone” in a matter of days.



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