Freedom of the Press: New York Times v. United States


This documentary examines the First Amendment’s protection of a free press as well as the historic origins of this right and the ramifications of the landmark ruling in New York Times v. United States, the Pentagon Papers case, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that prior restraint is unconstitutional. Justice Hugo Black wrote: “Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government . . . ”

Closed captions available in English and Spanish.

Awards & Honors

  • Platinum Hermes Creative Award
  • Clarion Award
  • Award of Excellence - Special Mention from Best Shorts Competition
  • Silver Award in Online Film & Educational Video from Davey Awards
  • Gold Award from CINDY Awards