Deep Bench: First Amendment rights and the current media landscape

(WZAW) -- How have American's feelings about the first amendment evolved in the current media landscape? And what can consumers do about the constant stream of disinformation?

Hilde Kate Lysiak, who publishes her work at Orange Street News, was pursuing a story in Patagonia, AZ, last Monday, when she was stopped by the chief of the town’s Marshal’s Department. (Source: MGN Online)

These questions were a key focus of the 2019 State of the First Amendment survey -- an annual sampling by the Freedom Forum Institute's First Amendment Center.

On Friday, we were joined by Gene Policinski, the president and CEO of the Freedom Forum Institute. He broke down results of the survey on our Deep Bench and discussed general attitudes Americans have regarding the First Amendment.