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Journalism and the First Amendment

First Amendment - U.S. Constitution

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.


You will be researching the court case you have been assigned. 
Find at least two sources explaining the case and its results. 
You will write a detailed summary of the case and an explanation of how it affected citizens and/or journalists- 1 1/2- 2 pages.
MLA format is required for formatting the paper and for citing sources- both a works cited page and parenthetical citations. 


A brief video explaining the First Amendment and Freedom of the Press. 

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BHS uses the MLA style of citation.  Hopefully you all have your Style Manuals from last year!  No?! Fear not, we have extra copies and it is also available on the Library Website



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Easy Bib is a free, online tool to help you generate citations.  Remember, we use the newest edition of MLA- the 8th edition.