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Running head: CONTACT INFORMATION AND NAME
Contact Information and Name
CONTACT INFORMATION AND NAME
As a reporter of a local newspaper, I am faced with the dilemma of whether to report
the happening of the accident in detail. I am not sure whether to publish all the reported facts
as my colleague reporters are pushing for, or whether to omit some sensitive information of
the accident scene.
Media and the FIRST AMENDMENT
The FIRST AMENDMENT to the constitution of the United States, grants the people
of America, freedom of the press, among other liberties such as freedom of speech. The
amendment prohibits Congress from making any law that would prevent the freedom of
speech and press freedom. It is important to note, however, that the freedom of the press is
not unconditional (McCormick, 1970). There have been limitations to this freedom by the
federal laws, and the restrictions abolish certain protections of the press freedom.
The limitations to freedom of press include character defamation limitation, classified
material limitation, and obscenity limitation. Publishing or airing defamatory publications
and news are not protected under the freedom of the press, and this was decided in the New
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