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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.

Monday, February 01, 2021

I’m a First Amendment scholar - and I think Big Tech should be left alone

Guest Author, Blog, The City Club of Cleveland

by Paul Levinson, Professor of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University Twitter’s banning of Trump – an action also taken by other social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat – has opened a fierce debate about freedom of expression and who, if anyone, should control it in the United States. I’ve written and taught about...

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Monday, February 01, 2021

#FREESPEECH in the News February 1, 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.) Minnesota woman flies controversial...

Monday, January 25, 2021

#FREESPEECH in the News January 25, 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.) Amazon Has Enormous Power...

Monday, January 25, 2021

To publish or not to publish? The media’s free-speech dilemmas in a world of division, violence and extremism

Guest Author, Blog, The City Club of Cleveland

by Denis Muller, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne Terrorism, political extremism, Donald Trump, social media and the phenomenon of “cancel culture” are confronting journalists with a range of agonising free-speech dilemmas to which there are no easy answers. Do they allow a president of the United States to use their platforms to...

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

2021 Free Speech Essay Contest

Tiffany France

Vinay Bodapoti, 2017 Grade 11/12 Free Speech Essay Contest Winner Every year since 2013, The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay Contest challenges high school students to examine the role of free speech in the 21st century. The essay contest was established by Hope and Stanley as part of the City Club’s Centennial celebration. The...

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

#FREESPEECH in the News January 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.) Protestors gather at State...

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