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communicators," cyber security and the internet's impact on democracy and voting. >> with respect to the electorate, what we have seen as there are targets, but you also see a commitment from ceos of utilities across the country to address that in partnership with the department of energy and dhs. >> we have documented a significant decline in internet freedom, in particular this year we have spoken on the increasing numbers that are manipulating the internet to their advantage. >> when it comes to the implementation of china's cyber security law, we have severe concerns that it might be very onerous, requiring inspection of hardware and source code that are not typical of the regulatory regime we see in many places currently. announcer: watch "the communicators" tonight at 8:00 eastern on c-span2.
♪ < >> this month we feature our studentcam contest winners. we asked middle and high school students to choose a provision of the u.s. constitution and illustrate why it is important to them. our second price middle school winner is caleb miller, and eighth-grader at patrick henry middle school in sioux falls, south dakota, where c-span is available. tells aboutentry the first amendment. take a look. ♪
>> over the past few years, the first amendment has caused a lot. so let's look at its history in the freedom of press. online,ys, most consume which has brought on a new chapter in communication. in the decades leading up to the revolution, since the first freedom of the press was a trial about a writer. he insulted -- of new york.
duringendant was quoted trial -- [indiscernible] unfortunately only seven years later, this edition act catheter john adams, which took the freedom away. when jefferson assumed office, it with repealed. going into the mid to late 19th century, one became more influential. the fugitive slave act and others. in the 20th century -- with the radio the 1920's, newsreels gwen, and television, moore americans started getting news from tv shows. by 1990 more than half of americans, had cable televisions. the internet is becoming much more accessible.
almost 90% of americans are online, and with an average of 500 million tweets sent each day. i have decided to take my questions to find out the nightly news anchor of a local news station. ♪ >> how does the media affect washington? well, the media x washington in the perfect sense by taking the views and concerns of people here at home to the leaders that are working in the nation's capital. we take our jobs as journalists very seriously because we want to communicate just the facts of the story, and in this political climate that can be easier said than done because sometimes
people have their own facts that might not necessarily be the facts. it is incumbent on journalists to ask the questions, to press people on all sides of the aisle. nobody gets a pass. ♪ >> my next question is how does the media affect washington. >> they play in incredibly important role. thes part of transparency, accountability that comes with elected officials, and , not onlyly
traditional forms of media but with all the different platforms that is out there today, it is of the media around the work we do in washington that has only increased with time. >> twitter, facebook, and other online websites have become key points of the conversation. over the past year, headline fake news came around in the new york times, cnn, msnbc -- but if that is the case, and how can we stop the growing epidemic? >> from a journalistic standpoint, it is incumbent upon us to do our jobs with no bias. when a story is not at all accurate, that is fake. >> the challenge you face when there is such a proliferation of media and information, they are so many different sources out
there, there is a sense of striving because the truth can be elusive. >> while working on this project, i took of the conversation, and it gets more complicated than it seems. you need to remember to look back at the first amendment. both sides need to strive for the facts and not get caught up in a fight of who says what, because the outcome affects all of us. i live in the most populated dakota, population affected by we are something that impacts my city, my state, and me. becomes important that people are able to speak their own on all the issues they face,
whether democrat, republican, or we can all have the opportunity. announcer: to watch all the prize-winning documentaries in this year's studentcam competition, visit our website. ♪ announcer: next, your calls and comments on "washington journal." then live coverage continues with a briefing on concerns about the nomination of mike pompeo to be secretary of state. at 12:30 p.m., michael muller and on u.s.-north korea relations. at 2:00 eastern, familiar conference on school safety. tonight on "landmark
katz washere charles tape recorded by the fbi while transmitting illegal bets from a telephone booth on sunset boulevard in los angeles. the supreme court's decision in this case ultimately expanded americans rights to privacy under the fourth amendment, and forever change the way law enforcement officers conduct their investigation. ,ur guests are jeffrey rosen president and ceo of the national constitution center in philadelphia, and jameel jaffer, founder of the national security institute and director of the national security law and policy program, both at george mason university's antonin scalia a law school. watch it tonight and join the conversation. s.r hashtag is #landmarkcase we have resources on our website for background on each case. the landmark cases companion book