Free Speech & Press

The duPont-Columbia Awards Honor Intrepid Investigative Reporting

Past winners discuss the importance of the media, the stories behind their most powerful pieces and how journalists need to reach those who doubt the facts.

News and Research

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Beyond Facts

Kyle Pope, Columbia Journalism Review's editor in chief, writes about why he chose to tackle disinformation in CJR's latest print issue,True Lies.

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Platforms and Publishers: The End of an Era

This report is part of an ongoing, multi-year study by the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School into the relationship between large-scale technology companies and journalism.

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Pulitzer Prize Board Announces New Board Members

Carlos Lozada of The Washington Post and David Remnick of The New Yorker join the Pulitzer Board.

Columbia in the News

Trump Administration Sued Over Social Media Screening for Visa Applicants

The Knight First Amendment Institute is representing documentary film organizations in lawsuit over new visa requirements.

The New York Times
December 5, 2019

Wall-to-wall impeachment coverage is not changing any minds. Here’s how journalists can reach the undecided.

Columbia University journalism professor Bill Grueskin suggests the movie-trailer approach to covering the impeachment hearings.

The Washington Post
December 5, 2019

Tinder Lets Known Sex Offenders Use the App. It’s Not the Only One.

Columbia Journalism Investigations spent 16 months researching dating apps and found that many of the apps don't screen for convicted sexual offenders.

December 2, 2019


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The Tech Giants, Monopoly Power, and Public Discourse

Watch this panel discussion, "New (and Old) Approaches to Shaping the Online Information Environment," from Knight Institute's Tech Giants symposium at Columbia Law School.

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Hear Their Stories

In this video campaign, Agnès Callamard speaks to Columbia News about the threats and violence journalists face worldwide and discusses the case of Jamal Khashoggi and freedom of speech with President Lee Bollinger.

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Lee C. Bollinger and Agnès Callamard in Discussion about Free Speech and Jamal Khashoggi

President Lee Bollinger and Agnès Callamard discuss how the US should do more to respond to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in a video for The Washington Post.


From the President's Desk

Columbia President Lee Bollinger's First Amendment scholarship

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Free Speech on Campus Is Doing Just Fine, Thank You

June 12, 2019 essay in The Atlantic.

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World Press Freedom Day

May 3, 2019 interview with Time.

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Punish Khashoggi’s Killers

March 31, 2019 op-ed column in The Washington Post.

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The Free Speech Century

Co-edited book offers context for today’s free speech debates.