Free to Tweet Opinion Editorial by Ken Paulson
The price is right: It's FREE! The author is a noted First Amendment expert: It's Ken Paulson, president and CEO of the First Amendment Center in Nashville, Tenn., and former ASNE president. His editorial is a powerful piece that will educate your readers.
Celebrating the First Amendment
The Free to Tweet competition is currently underway now until December 15th. High school and college students nationwide can win one of five $5,000 scholarships through the "Free to Tweet" competition.
The initiative is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and organized by 1 for All, an educational and public service campaign that builds understanding of the First Amendment and its five distinct freedoms: speech, press, religion, assembly and petition. The American Society of News Editors is one of the founding partners in the 1 for All campaign.
Students can enter the scholarship competition by tweeting a message of support -- using the hashtag #FreeToTweet -- for the First Amendment. A panel of educators and First Amendment experts will review the entries and award the scholarships. Judging criteria and complete rules can be found at FreeToTweet.org. Updates on the event can be followed on Twitter at @FreeToTweet2012.
First Amendment Center