The First Amendment

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution, part of the Bill of Rights, guarantees freedom of religion and speech, the press and the right of people to gather to protest and complain to the government. In its own words: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise …

How News Organization Get News

https://www.cnn.com/videos/cnnmoney/2018/08/17/trump-attack-on-journalist-baquet-intv-axe-files-vpx.cnn News organizations gather information with teams of reporters and editors. But they also use outside sources including wire services, or news agencies, to provide information. These news agencies have their own teams of reporters, videographers, editors and producers who cover breaking news, politics, business, sports, entertainment, culture and more. They have investigative teams that …

Crossing the Border

by Melanie Ramos "I know what it’s like to have hopes and dreams when coming to the United States and to have them torn down at the border. I lived that experience not once but twice. What they are doing is just inhumane,” Julio A. said. The detention of immigrants, the policy of separating children …

Resources for Stories About Immigration

Migration Policy Institute https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/frequently-requested-statistics-immigrants-and-immigration-united-states U.S. Department of Homeland Security https://www.dhs.gov/immigration-statistics Center for Immigration Studies https://cis.org/Immigration-Statistics-Data-Portal The Myth of the Criminal Immigrant By ANNA FLAGG MARCH 30, 2018 Immigrant population Change since 1980 Violent crime rate Change since 1980 The Trump administration’s first year of immigration policy has relied on claims that immigrants bring crime into America. President …

Opinion vs. News

Photographers waiting in the rotunda of the Russell Building in the United States Capitol, Washington, DC. Photo by ConsumerMojo.com

What's the difference between an opinion piece and a news story?  An opinion piece gives you information from the point of view of the writer, or presenter. It may include facts, and reporting, but it differs from a news story in that it lays out an individual's ideas and often their biases.  Opinion is, essentially, …