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Want to know what is on our minds? Find blog posts written here, by the City Club staff, members, and partners. Every week you can find a new edition of #FreeSpeech in the News — a collection of related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century that’s making the news. You’ll also find takes on current events, past forums, and issues surrounding Northeast Ohio. Read on for all things City Club.

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

#FREESPEECH in the News September 2, 2020

Bliss Davis, Content and Programming Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

As the Citadel of Free Speech here in Cleveland, we work to protect and promote the basis of our democracy by sharing related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century. Here's what's making the news – and what you should know about – in the past week. 1.) Ben Shapiro loses free...

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Wednesday, September 02, 2020

What’s behind the new push for unionization by journalists

Guest Author

by Nicole Cohen, Associate Professor, Communication, University of Toronto and Greig de Peuter, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University As Labour Day approaches, consider who’s making the news. From essential workers to gig workers and those working from home, the COVID-19 pandemic has put labour issues on journalists’ agendas. At the same time, journalists are...

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Political trolls adapt, create material to deceive and confuse the public

Guest Author

by Gianluca Stringhini, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University and Savvas Zannettou, Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History Russian-sponsored Twitter trolls, who so aggressively exploited social media to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, didn’t stop when Donald Trump was elected president. Even after the election, they remained active...

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

How other countries reopened schools during the pandemic

Guest Author

by Bob Spires, Assistant Professor of Education, University of Richmond As American school officials debate when it will be safe for schoolchildren to return to classrooms, looking abroad may offer insights. Nearly every country in the world shuttered their schools early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have since sent students back to class, with varying degrees...

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

#FREESPEECH in the News August 26, 2020

As the Citadel of Free Speech here in Cleveland, we work to protect and promote the basis of our democracy by sharing related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century. Here's what's making the news – and what you should know about – in the past week. 1.) Court finds parts of...

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

#FREESPEECH in the News August 19, 2020

Bliss Davis, Content and Programming Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

As the Citadel of Free Speech here in Cleveland, we work to protect and promote the basis of our democracy by sharing related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century. Here's what's making the news – and what you should know about – in the past week. 1.) A Seattle judge ruled...

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