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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.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: September 23, 2019

Bliss Davis, Content 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.) Wheaton College students sue...

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Monday, September 16, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: September 16, 2019

Bliss Davis, Content 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.) Government orders Google not...

Friday, September 13, 2019

Why community-owned grocery stores like co-ops are the best recipe for revitalizing food deserts

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

by Catherine Brinkley, Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Development, University of California, Davis Tens of millions of Americans go to bed hungry at some point every year. While poverty is the primary culprit, some blame food insecurity on the lack of grocery stores in low-income neighborhoods. That’s why cities, states and national leaders including former first...

Monday, September 09, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: September 9, 2019

Bliss Davis, Content 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.) Language guide at CSU...

Friday, September 06, 2019

4 reasons why social media election data can misread public opinion

Guest Author

by Joseph Cabosky, Assistant Professor of Public Relations, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill I often encounter myths and misunderstandings about political data, whether it’s in the classes I teach or broader news coverage. A common one is that polls these days are all wrong. But, as the news website FiveThirtyEight has shown, polls are still...

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Good communication is a key part of disaster response

Guest Author

by Shannon A. Bowen, Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina Behind the scenes during hurricanes and other disasters, scores of public information officers in state and local government agencies are fixed to their screens – often in 24-hour shifts – frantically fielding facts and phone calls, rushing to get information to the...

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