Freedom Forum

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt, Freedom Forum expand relationship; John Seigenthaler Center to be home of Dialogue Vanderbilt

    Vanderbilt University and the Freedom Forum will expand their longstanding relationship, and the John Seigenthaler Center on the university’s campus will serve as the physical home of the Dialogue Vanderbilt initiative—including The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, The Future of Free Speech Project and the Open Dialogue Visiting Fellows Program. Read More

    Oct 2, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Seigenthaler’s legacy celebrated in Freedom Forum event, new VU Press book

    Vanderbilt University and the Freedom Forum celebrated the legacy of legendary journalist and First Amendment champion John Seigenthaler at an April 25 event discussing A Word on Words: The Best of John Seigenthaler’s Interviews, published in March by Vanderbilt University Press. Read More

    Apr 28, 2023

  • John Seigenthaler illustration

    John Seigenthaler: Champion of the First Amendment

    John Seigenthaler died July 11 at the age of 86 after a life that saw him serve as special assistant to U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy; suffer a brutal beating by segregationists while attempting to aid 1960s Freedom Riders; become a founding editor of what is now one of the nation’s largest newspapers, USA Today; and win the respect and admiration of generations. Read More

    Sep 26, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Seigenthaler made Vanderbilt home to First Amendment Center; university gained a legend

    John Seigenthaler, eminent journalist and civil rights champion, has died. Read More

    Jul 11, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Speaking Freely

    The First Amendment Center marks 20 years of supporting our nation’s basic freedoms First Amendment Center President and CEO Ken Paulson narrates a performance of “Freedom Sings,” accompanied by Bill Lloyd, Don Henry and Ashley Cleveland. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt) Protesters camp out in front of a government building and are… Read More

    Dec 5, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    James C. Duff named Freedom Forum president and CEO

    James C. Duff (courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) The Freedom Forum, which operates the Newseum in Washington, D.C., and the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt has named James C. Duff as its next president and chief executive officer. Duff, 57, is the chief administrative… Read More

    Jun 6, 2011