It’s time to confront this issue head on. We
can’t take the First Amendment for granted, and we need to open up a national
discussion about the role of the media and freedom of the press in our democracy.
The media landscape is changing at a profound rate, and we must ensure that our
policies and institutions keep pace. If,
as President Obama asserts, we need a renewal of American values, then the
First Amendment should be high on our list.