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Ken Paulson




Ken Paulson is director of the Free Speech Center at the College of Media and Entertainment at Middle Tennessee State University and former dean of the College of Media and Entertainment at MTSU.

A First Amendment expert, Paulson has written and been quoted widely on issues related to free speech and a free press, freedom to assemble and to petition the government, and freedom of religion.

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Paulson, who has a law degree from University of Illinois College of Law, has spent much of his career as a journalist, educator and advocate for First Amendment values.

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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.

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