National Press Club

Free Press: Power To The People

June 13, 2019

Free Press: Power To The People

The founding fathers of American democracy felt strongly about the need to hold the new government accountable and prevent tyranny. They embraced the free press as a watchdog to expose corruption and provide a safeguard to keep power in the hands of the people. Do Americans today still share those views, or has the evolution of technology left us vulnerable to malicious influence that has undermined those original ideals? The National Press Club's David Melendy reaches out to a broad spectrum of society to listen to the people and gives them a voice in this Update-1 podcast, "Free press: power to the people."

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