Without the First Amendment, the mainstream ways of media would be different. Everyone would most likely have less power with influence and theories.
The most important part of the First Amendment is the protection for freedom of speech. The First Amendment is essential for all people to express their beliefs. Without freedom of speech, advertisements, publicity and news sources would not be established to norms of today. No one would be able to express themselves in journalism as well. The First Amendment creates structure.
Finally, with freedom of speech, comes responsibility. Published words hold people accountable, which is the role of the press, as the public watchdog.
Calvin Salinger is a communications major at the University of New Mexico.