The Freedom of Press

By: Grace, Kris, Owen, and Adriana

The Freedom of Press is...

the right to publish your opinions and information without the government stopping you, within reason.

The Freedom Of Press Is Important Because People Can Publish Their Own Opinions.

“This freedom allows people to publish their opinions and information without the government stopping them.”


Without the freedom of press, the president would control everything published.

The Freedom Of Press Is Heavily Present In Our Everyday Lives.

We can read whatever we want in any newspaper or on any website, and the news can make public anything they want.


The media that is published shapes ideas and beliefs of the general public.

There Have Been Many Court Cases Involving The Freedom Of Press Over The Years.

Rex v. Zenger (1735)- Zenger tried for seditious libel against the governor


People v. Croswell (1804)- Croswell convicted of libel after printing a story critical of President Thomas


New York Times v. Sullivan (1964)- Sullivan claimed the allegations against the Montgomery police

Sources

"Freedom of the Press." Freedom of the Press. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 May 2016.

"Freedom of the Press." Freedom of the Press. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 May 2016.

"US Government." For Kids: First Amendment. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 May 2016.