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For the Media

Like Justice Louis Brandeis, the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) deeply believes that sunlight is the best of disinfectants. Accordingly, FIRE’s senior staff members are happy to discuss our work with members of the media. Please direct all media inquires to:

Katie Kortepeter
Media Relations Associate
media@thefire.org, 215-717-3473

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FIRE is happy to provide members of the media with any of our print publications free of charge. This includes copies of FIRE President Greg Lukianoff’s books, Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate and The Coddling of the American Mind, which supply the most comprehensive review of the problems relating to FIRE’s mission. 

You can find FIRE’s latest press releases at this link, and subscribe to future FIRE press releases by emailing Katie Kortepeter. Other resources that reporters may find helpful include:

Spotlight Database: Check out the ratings of more than 450 colleges and universities to see which maintain written policies that stifle free speech.

Campus Disinvitation Database: Find out who has been disinvited — or threatened with disinvitation — from campus since 2000.

Leader Statement Database: Explore what college leaders around the country say publicly about free speech, due process, and other FIRE topics. 

Scholars Under Fire Database: See the ways and reasons scholars have faced calls for sanction; how scholars and administrators have responded; and what (if any) sanctions scholars have ultimately faced in response to these targeting incidents.

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