Potential First Amendment violations involving freedom of the press are of growing concern, especially in the wake of controversy surrounding Trump’s criticism of the media. The president is certainly entitled to his own First Amendment protection when disapproving of the media and its reporting. However, his continuous attempt to undermine its authority and infringe on journalists’ right to free speech has incredibly damaging consequences that may unjustly bias public perception of the president’s authority at the expense of public access to information.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on March 15, 2017. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Modesti, Cristiana, "Media Coverage and the First Amendment: Did Recent White House Exclusion of Journalists from Briefings Violate the Constitution?" (2017). AELJ Blog. 155.