From 1997-2019, an innovative museum called Newseum educated visitors about the five core First Amendment freedoms: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. The interactive Newseum was the brainchild of the founder of the Freedom Forum, Al Neuharth. While the Newseum closed to the public on Dec. 31, 2019, the Gottesman Libraries Services Team looks to the Front Pages posted on Newseum.org for inspiration as we blog daily about news from around the world.
Scales of Justice by the Government of Prince Edward Island. Credit Courtesy Creative Commons and flickr.
Yesterday’s news inspiration was the Freedom Forum itself, and its sixth annual #WithoutNews campaign. On this day, the Freedom Forum added to the online Journalists Memorial the names of 11 journalists from around the world who were killed in pursuit of the truth in 2019. Let us never take them for granted. Here are the names of these brave individuals; their organizations; their countries; and links to their full biographies, courtesy of Newseum.org:
- SAAD AHMAD, Hawar News Agency (ANHA), Syria
- AHMED HUSSEIN-SUALE DIVELA, Tiger Eye Private Investigations, Ghana
- HISHAM FARES AL-ADHAMI, Freelance, Iraq
- NORMA SARABIA GARDUZA, Tabasco Hoy, Diario Presente, Mexico
- LEONARDO GABRIEL HERNÁNDEZ, Valle TV, Honduras
- NÉHÉMIE JOSEPH, Radio Panic FM, Radio Méga, Haiti
- VADYM KOMAROV, Dzvin Ukraine, Ukraine
- CARLEY MCCORD, Freelance, WDSU-TV, United States
- LYRA MCKEE, Freelance, United Kingdom
- NANCY PARKER, WVUE Fox 8, United States
- MOHAMMED HUSSEIN RASHO, Cira TV, Syria
With the addition of these names, the Newseum’s Journalists Memorial now tells the stories of 2,355 journalists who died while reporting news and information from 1837-2019.
- Breidenbach, Michael D. and Owen Anderson, eds. (2020). The Cambridge Companion to the First Amendment and Religious Liberty. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
- Cantor, Milton. (2017). First Amendment Under Fire: America's Radicals, Congress, and the Courts. New York: Routledge.
- Gajda, Amy (2015). The First Amendment Bubble: How Privacy and Paparazzi Threaten a Free Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
- Krotozynski, Ronald J. (2019). The Disappearing First Amendment. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
- Labunski, Richard (2017). Libel and the First Amendment: Legal History and Practice in Print and Broadcasting. New York: Routledge.
- Matsuda, Mari J. (2018). Words That Wound: Critical Race Theory, Assaultive Speech, and The First Amendment. New York: Routledge.
- Mistry, Kaeten and Hannah Gurman, eds. (2020). Whistleblowing Nation: The History of National Security Disclosures and the Cult of State Secrecy. New York: Columbia University Press.
- Spicer, Robert N. (2018). Free Speech and False Speech: Political Deception and Its Legal Limits (Or Lack Thereof).
- Zick, Timothy (2019). The First Amendment in the Trump Era. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
- Zimdars, Melissa and Kembrew McLeod, eds. (2020). Fake News : Understanding Media and Misinformation in the Digital Age. Cambridge: The MIT Press.
Also, see the Spring 2018 Cafe exhibition on What's Real in the Media? curated by Jennifer Govan and designed by Zoe Logan.