The First Amendment Works for You

CFOG’s mission to educate Connecticut about the history and importance of press freedom got a boost June 7, 2018 when Board members Mitchell Pearlman and David Fink gave a noontime talk at the Old State House in Hartford on how “The First Amendment Works for You.” The hour-long discussion — part of the historic institution’s “Conversations at Noon” series — reviewed the press’s relationship with government from the nation’s birth, including the continual friction between elected officials and reporters, and the threats to the press’s future vitality because of competition and declining circulation and resources. Watch the talk on YouTube:

Photo courtesy of Connecticut’s Old State House,