Bill of Rights at 225

This issue of the Gateway Journalism Review examines the changes in America’s charter of freedom over the past 25 years. The Bill of Rights turned 225 on Dec. 15, 2016. The issue focuses on the First Amendment, especially the way in which the revolution of communications technology has changed our lives, put magical devices of connection in our pockets, separated us into warring camps, intruded on our privacy and changed our democracy. The stories are written by publisher William H. Freivogel.

About the author

William H. Freivogel is the Publisher of Gateway Journalism Review. He was a former editorial page deputy editor and deputy Washington bureau chief for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  He covered the U.S. Supreme Court and wrote about the Bill of Rights on its 200th birthday in 1991.  Freivogel contributes to St. Louis Public Radio. He is a member of the Missouri Bar.


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