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Luncheon Speakers

Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, discusses the National Rural Broadband Strategy (NRBS) at a Communications Forum luncheon at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., on July 11.  The NRBS outlines …

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Media & Communications Policy Blog

Informed and thoughtful commentary on a variety of First Amendment and communications policy issues.

The Real Crisis of Campus Free Expression

College campuses should be bastions of free speech.  Today, they often seem to be the very places in American society …

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Keep Big Bird, Ditch the News: A Path Forward for PBS With Budget Cuts

As was the case a half-dozen years ago, PBS and NPR are again the subject of a contentious debate about their taxpayer  …

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Sunshine Week: A Timely Celebration

Sunshine Week, a nationwide event taking place this week (March 12-18), is an annual reminder that access to government …

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Issue Watch

Senate Confirms Rosenworcel, Carr for One Term Each at FCC

Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr can take their seats for their allotted terms as FCC commissioners, but …

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Mnuchin Signals Administration May Back States Collecting Online Taxes

Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin told a Senate Appropriations Committee audience at a hearing Wednesday that …

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Verizon: Time for Net Neutrality Legislation

Verizon joined the ISP internet day of advocacy chorus for legislation clarifying the FCC’s broadband regulatory …

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Dave Lougee and Jeff Herbst To Be Honored At Institute Awards Banquet in September

The Media Institute will honor TEGNA President and CEO Dave Lougee and Newseum President and CEO Jeffrey Herbst at its annual Friends & Benefactors Awards Banquet Sept. 27 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C. …

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.@TEGNA will match first $100,000 raised in new Hurricane Harvey relief initiative https://t.co/TGJBK7s29r #HoustonStrong #WeAreBroadcasters

Honored to receive @TheMediaInst Freedom of Speech Award. They do great work at the intersection of comms policy and the First Amendment.

#Congratulations to our President and CEO @DTLougee on receiving the American Horizon Award from @TheMediaInst. https://t.co/Sj0evqR6K3

October 16 – 22, 2017

Free Speech Week is a yearly,
non-partisan celebration of the value of
free speech and expression.

Free Speech: The Language of America
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