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Joseph A. Russomanno

Joseph Russomanno is an expert on the First Amendment, the foundations and doctrine of speech and press freedom, and free speech on campus. He is especially adept at analyzing how law and policy apply to situations related to the news media. Though his expertise extends to a number of areas, most recently he has examined speech on campus, including an analysis of the modern student and why free speech values are threatened. 

As a professor with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, he's provided insight and perspective on various issues, from a standoff between a president and a White House reporter to whether a health club can deny its patrons access to TV newscasts. 

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The irony is that when you try to shut down speakers, you are throwing a pie in the face of one of the foundational liberal values that exist in democracy.

— Joseph Russomanno, ASU’s News21