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Research Paper: Freedom of the Press

Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are two important rights individuals have in the United States. Today, there are so many news outlets featured on the radio, television, cable, and the Internet that are competing for our attention to the degree that some news media emphasize very sensitive and controversial subjects as a means to simply attract an audience. Some individuals criticize this practice as being harmful to society. Yet, others claim it is appropriate to report this type of speech in such a fashion.

Research the topic, Freedom of the Press, and explain your views on freedom of the press and whether this trend toward reporting sensitive topics does or does not have a negative impact on some work environments.

State your thesis and the purpose. What is the chief reason you are writing? State also how you plan to approach your topic. Is this a factual report, a book review, a comparison, or an analysis of a problem? Explain why readers should be interested in your topic.

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It is my belief that the freedom of the press is an essential component of the right to free speech, and as such is a very important and integral part of the American way of life. As long as the information that is reported is accurate and free of distortion, the trend towards reporting sensitive topics does not have a negative impact on work environments. The purpose is to clearly demonstrate that freedom of press is necessary, and does not have negative connotations on work environments when sensitive topics are reported.

The approach that will be utilized in this report will be an analysis as to whether reporting sensitive topics has a more positive impact on work environments and or society, or a more negative impact on work environments and society. The major points that will be covered are ...