About the Free Speech Center
The Free Speech Center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit public policy center dedicated to building understanding of the five freedoms of the First Amendment through education, information and engagement. It does not participate in litigation or lobbying.
Its educational efforts include:
- The First Amendment Encyclopedia, an unparalleled collection of more than 1,500 articles on First Amendment topics, court cases and history, written to be accessible by young people and the general public. About 20,000 students and educators access the site each school day. (See more about the Encyclopedia.)
- 1 for All, a national nonpartisan and nonprofit educational effort to build understanding and respect for the five freedoms of the First Amendment in secondary and higher education.
- Nationwide ad campaigns featuring celebrities to raise awareness of the First Amendment among a younger generation.
- Frequent news, analysis and commentary on current First Amendment issues at freespeech.center.
- The Free Speech Center YouTube channel.
- The Free Speech Center newsletter.
- See the 2020 Free Speech Center Annual Report.
Drop us a message at FreeSpeechCenter@mtsu.edu.
In the media
- The Free Speech Center’s YouTube channel
- Recent USA Today op-eds by Ken Paulson. Paulson serves on the USA Today Editorial Board.
- The First Amendment has no single constituency, and that's a problem. (October 2020)
- Confederate statues are 'billboards for racism.' Let's take them down the right way (June 2020)
- Country music sexism: Women fight for equality on the airwaves, and country radio shrugs (February 2020)
- The Newseum’s impact as it closes its doors (December 2019)
- Inside Politics: Ken Paulson (January 2020)
- Andrew Oppmann's “Stay on Course": Interview with Ken Paulson (July 2020)
- Tennessee Voices: A conversation with Ken Paulson (September 2020)
Rutherford Source: Craigslist Founder Donates $25k to MTSU Free Speech Center (October 2020)
NEWS ON THE 1 FOR ALL CAMPAIGN
Associated Press: New advertising campaign promotes the First Amendment
Nashville Tennessean: Brad Paisley, Kane Brown, other Nashville stars launch national push for First Amendment
Music Row: Brad Paisley, Loretta Lynn, Kane Brown Partner to Raise Awareness of First Amendment Rights
News release: Nashville artists, authors, athletes speak up for First Amendment with MTSU Free Speech Center’s 1 for All awareness effort
FROM THE ARCHIVES
- Launch of the Free Speech Center
- Ken Paulson testifies before Congress about free speech on campus (September 2018)
Ken Paulson’s media appearances include The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, CBS News, Good Morning America, ESPN and hundreds of additional news outlets. See more media appearances by Ken Paulson.