become a protector
Media professionals would not thrive without the First Amendment. American citizens would not have a voice. The First Amendment is the pillar of America's society.
Students who are currently on the pathway to becoming media professionals need to be fully knowledgeable about the First Amendment and its protections. Having an understand of the attacks on the First Amendment and how the protections affect their daily lives is crucial to entering the media field.
what are the benefits?
Display certificate on your resume and LinkedIn profile
Sets you apart from other job applicants
Shows employers you take your freedoms seriously
But at the end of the day, becoming a protector of the First Amendment is for you. It provides a deep understanding of the freedoms that you were born with and that gives you the ability to live freely.
"We no longer take for granted that young media professionals have a full understanding of the First Amendment - an essential foundational amendment for our democracy and our profession. A certificate that demonstrates 1a competency in media and civic contexts would be a welcome addition to cite on a resume." - Dana Coester, Professor, Creative Director for the Media Innovation Center, and Editor in Chief for 100 Days in Appalachia.