Professor Sam Lebovic recently publishedFree Speech and Unfree News: The Paradox of Press Freedom in America (Harvard University Press, 2016). In his comprehensive history of American press freedom, Lebovic shows that, on its own, the right of free speech has been insufficient to guarantee a free press and compels us to reexamine assumptions about what freedom of the press means in a democratic society.
The first talk was held on April 4, 2016, at the U.S. National Archives.
The second was held on April 13, 2016, at the National History Center in cooperation with the Woodrow Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program in Washington, DC.
April 21, 2016