Guardians of Liberty: Freedom of the Press and the Nature of News

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A riveting introduction to the crucial role of First Amendment rights and the media

Guardians of Liberty explores the essential and basic American ideal of freedom of the press. Allowing the American press to publish--even if what they're reporting is contentious-- without previous censure or interference by the federal government was so important to the Founding Fathers that they placed a guarantee in the First Amendment to the Constitution. Citing numerous examples from America's past, from the American Revolution to the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement to Obama's and Trump's presidencies, Linda Barrett Osborne shows how freedom of the press has played an essential role in the growth of this nation, allowing democracy to flourish. She further discusses how the freedoms of press and speech often work side by side, reveals the diversity of American news, and explores why freedom of the press is still imperative to uphold today. Includes endnotes, bibliography, and index

Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.47
Publisher
Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
August 18, 2020
Pages
208
Dimensions
5.6 X 0.9 X 8.4 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781419736896

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About the Author

Linda Barrett Osborne is the author of Traveling the Freedom Road, Miles to Go for Freedom, This Land Is Our Land, and Come On In, America. She was a senior writer-editor in the Library of Congress Publishing Office for 15 years. She lives in Washington, DC.