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Free Speech Center at MTSU

Articles, news and insights about free expression in America

Ken Paulson

Contact

615-898-2467
Ken.Paulson@mtsu.edu
@kenpaulson1

Biography

Ken Paulson is director of the Free Speech Center at the College of Media and Entertainment at Middle Tennessee State University and president of the First Amendment Center.

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.

News Media

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 out-lets.

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Appearances

Research

State of the First Amendment Survey 1997-2004, 2009-2012: Survey and analysis of Americans attitudes about free expression, conducted annually since 1997.

Columns

Presentations

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