Tag Archives: Steve Stewart

Does free speech offend you? Speak out!

October 13, 2017
By Steve Stewart

A nationwide furor over professional athletes’ protesting during the national anthem coincided with a couple of events on Troy University’s main campus: the library’s Banned Books Week and a futile effort by some individuals to suppress a story in the student newspaper by stealing papers.

President Donald Trump ignited the anthem controversy during a political…

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Civil rights lawyer Morris Dees will speak at Troy University on March 22

March 8, 2017

Morris Dees, co-founder and chief trial counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center, will speak March 22 during Troy University’s annual journalism symposium.

The public is invited to the event at 10 a.m. in the ballroom of the Trojan Center on the university’s Troy Campus. Admission is free.

Dees’ topic will be “With Justice for…

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Separating fact from fiction and opinion in a news story

October 27, 2016
By Steve Stewart

Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts,” said Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a professor, politician and statesman who advised four presidents of both parties.

His statement reminds us that we should seek the facts and base our opinions on them. But that’s not as simple as it seems today, when…

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