Free Speech Week

CELEBRATE FREE SPEECH WEEK    JPG-Public-Engagement-Free_Speech_Week 

October 19-25, 2015 

Free Speech Week Advisory: NCA Marks 100th Anniversary with Reaffirmation of Ethical Credos 

NCA believes that freedom of speech holds a central position among Americans’ constitutional principles, and NCA is determined to support the right of peaceful expression by any communicative means available. NCA's Credo for Free and Responsible Communication in a Democratic Society states that as members of the communication discipline, it is our responsibility to share our knowledge, in our classrooms and throughout our communities, about the importance and skills of effective and free communication. We need to cultivate in our students the importance of being well-informed, articulate citizens. As such, we call on our members to celebrate Free Speech Week.

Learn more about Free Speech Week at  


NBC Learn On Demand
Look for clips of individuals exercising their right to free speech as covered in the news via NBC Learn Archives on Demand.

Webinars on Free Speech and NCA
Previous Free Speech Week webinars are available on the NCA website at 

First Amendment Studies
Formerly Free Speech Yearbook, First Amendment Studies is a peer-reviewed NCA journal published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis. To mark Free Speech Week 2015, Routledge has brought together a selection of First Amendment Studies articles exploring themes related to free speech. Routledge has also made related key articles from other Communication Studies journals available to access for free. Find out more here.

NCA’s Policy Stance
Read NCA’s policy platform on free speech-related issues:
Credo for Free and Responsible Communication in a Democratic Society
Policy Opposing Campus Speech Codes
NCA Credo for Ethical Communication