Foley Freedom Run & First Amendment Zoom Session

The annual James W. Foley 5K Freedom Run celebrates the legacy of James Foley, a freelance journalist who was kidnapped and murdered by ISIS in 2014 while reporting inside Syria.

On Oct. 19 at 4 p.m., SPJ-UA will host a virtual Zoom session with Professor Bill Schmidt to discuss the First Amendment and the importance of free press today. Zoom Meeting:, Password: JimFoley

Join the cause by completing your own 5k run/walk. Please share your photos on social media using the hashtags #UofAFoleyRun20 or #IRunForJim. J-school student runners' fees were paid for by donations from the UA School of Journalism faculty.

Donations are welcome and will support the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation in the fight for freedom and safety of journalists worldwide. 


4 p.m. Oct. 19, 2020

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