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Free press gets a boost with Senate resolution declaring it is not the enemy

The Senate on Thursday went on record declaring “that the press is not the enemy of the people” – a rebuke to President Donald Trump, who declares the opposite on …

Editorial: The Spokesman-Review isn’t ‘the enemy of the people’

No American president, or any city council member, for that matter, has ever unreservedly delighted in the way he or she was presented in the press. “I so appreciate the …

Iowa justice lifts prior restraint order against newspaper

An Iowa Supreme Court justice lifted an unusual order Tuesday that had blocked a newspaper from reporting on records related to an attorney’s personal injury lawsuit against the city of …

Suddenly, Zimbabwe’s biggest newspaper can print anything. It’s harder than it sounds.

For 37 years, it was the official newspaper of Robert Mugabe. Then, this month, the staff of the Zimbabwe Herald got an impossible assignment: They would have to cover the …

Jamie Tobias Neely: Trump presidency spotlights media’s vital role

Whatever the future holds, we know this: Our system of government simply can’t survive without a free, independent and courageous press.

Editorial: FBI sting erodes trust in freedom of the press

It’s against the law to impersonate federal agents, but apparently agents believe it’s fine to impersonate journalists. Unbeknownst to the Associated Press, the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2007 created …