Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - United States Of America
Population (2010, proj.): 317,641,000
Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $46,040
Date of Independence: July 4, 1776 (from Great Britain)
Date of Last Constitution: September 17, 1787 (last amended in 1992)
American media are protected by the Constitution's First Amendment, which is deeply respected and broadly upheld. Many states have shield laws ...