Free Speech Center, Poynter Institute collaborate on First Amendment education

Ken Paulson
MTSU Free Speech Center

Excerpt: The Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is teaming with the Poynter Institute to bring First Amendment education tools to America’s college campuses. “The best way to build real understanding of the First Amendment is to engage college students on real-world issues, clearly conveying that 230-year-old free-expression principles are critical to our democracy today,” said Ken Paulson, director of the Free Speech Center.

The initiative, which combines the Poynter Institute’s “Press Pass” program with the Free Speech Center’s “Lessons in Liberty,” will give educators timely and interactive classroom exercises designed to illuminate freedom of speech and press for the next generation of citizens.