On Censorship, Intellectual Freedom, and the First Amendment
IFRT Report (sent to members of the Intellectual Freedom Round Table). Point there for membership information.
Other News Sources
Many First Amendment advocates, listed on the OIF page First Amendment of the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution, publish news items.
Many ALA Divisions publish journals, both regularly and online.
“SearchDay is a free newsletter from Search Engine Watch featuring web search news, reviews, tools, tips, and search engine headlines from across the web. SearchDay is written by Associate Editor Chris Sherman, and is published daily, with headlines only on Fridays.”
Searching for News — Beyond the Headlines — SearchDay, Oct. 18, 2001
“Eight essential sites offering commentary, analysis and alternative points of view to help you make sense of the chaos taking place in the world today.”
Power Tools for News Junkies — SearchDay, Oct. 17, 2001
“Customize your online news with these nifty tools that aggregate snippets of news from all over the web into a single unified access point.”
News Portals and Search Engines — SearchDay, Oct. 16, 2001
“Using a search engine to find news is like using the encyclopedia to look up a phone number — not too smart. Specialized news search sites are the best tool for the job.”
Searching for News — SearchDay, Oct. 15, 2001
“Web resources that provide breaking news, including newswire and headline aggregators, email alerting services, and desktop news tickers.”
Additional News Sources
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”—The First Amendment
“Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.”—Areopagitica, John Milton, 1644
“If large numbers of people believe in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech, even if the law forbids it. But if public opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them.”—George Orwell, author, c. 1945
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