“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…” (pp slides) I value that the first amendment gives journalists and society the ability to speak freely. People should be able to express opinions and beliefs freely. The First Amendment allows for people to express themselves. It allows for people to have their own beliefs and values and to be able to express them.
Courtney Salinger is a Senior at the University of New Mexico, majoring in journalism and mass communications.