The First Amendment says that Congress can’t create a law that would abridge the freedom of the press (see Box 1-2 in the textbook). Do you think that the news media should be free to publish whatever they want? Do you think Congress should make laws prohibiting certain kinds of ideas, words or images from ever appearing in the news media? How about profane words? Or quotes that contain bullying or hate speech? Or quotes that contain lies? Certain images?
Suppose, now that you’re in a journalism class, a friend or family member asks your advice on some good news sites to check out. Find two or three to recommend. In writing, list them and also answer the following questions: Why did you select them? What features of good journalism do they exhibit?