Free Press blog – press freedom in historical context

Welcome to my Free Press blog, where I’ll be reaching back to points in history that shed light on current issues of press freedom and speech freedom.

We all know the media world is changing and globalizing. But changes aren’t confined to the here and now . . . through scholarship and investigative reporting, interpretations of media history are constantly changing as well.

This blog will explore the history and context behind important matters of media freedom and media ethics.

Comments and suggestions are welcome —  send any thoughts directly to wendyswanberg at

- Wendy Swanberg

- here’s my curriculum vitae