What is the Freedom of the Press and why is it important?

1 Answer
Dec 2, 2017

See below..


Freedom of the press definition, as quoted from dictionary.com, is “The right to circulate opinions in print without censorship by the government. Americans enjoy freedom of the press under the First Amendment to the Constitution.”

Basically, it is the opportunity for people to speak freely (through the means of print) without any serious external restrictions.

It is important for democracy, since it allows people to participate in the decision-making process based on the information/idea presented by the press. Without the freedom of the press, people wouldn’t be making uninformed decisions.