journalistic freedom

Free to Speak or Free to Seize?

By |2019-03-15T17:04:09-04:00June 24th, 2011|Blog|

A recent surge in vulnerability to search and seizure, despite protection under the Fourth Amendment, is creating a climate of fear of punishment for constitutional free expression.  Multiple stories this week share the theme of government interpretation of the Fourth Amendment infringing on the rights of the public.  If professionals and the public must live in fear of [...]

“Sex-funded porn”: University of Montana Kaimin’s sex column

By |2019-03-13T15:12:50-04:00March 20th, 2009|Blog|

A sex column in the University of Montana Kaimin, its student-run newspaper, is the brunt of attacks by a couple professors on campus, one of whom has demanded its cessation.  Bess Davis’ “Bess Sex Column” has been targeted as “state-funded porn”, though its author would label it “vanilla” compared to the sex columns of other university newspapers. According to the [...]