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Media Institute, Thomas Jefferson Center To Collaborate On New Series of Opinion Papers

FOR RELEASE: May 27, 2008

Contact: Richard T. Kaplar
The Media Institute
703-243-5700

 

Arlington, Va., May 27, 2008 – The Media Institute and The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression have announced the launch of a new series of opinion papers to be produced jointly by the two organizations.

The new series, titled "Speaking Freely," will feature authors recognized for their expertise in communications policy and First Amendment issues. The groups expect to publish at least six papers on topical free-speech issues in the next 12 months.

The new series was announced by Patrick D. Maines, president of The Media Institute, and Robert M. O'Neil, founding director of The Thomas Jefferson Center.

The goal of the series will be to provide an ongoing stream of opinion pieces that are timely and thought provoking. The papers will be distinguished by the subject matter, the quality of thought, and the credentials of the authors.

Authors typically will be attorneys, academicians, policy experts, and others with expertise in selected communications policy and First Amendment issues. The opinions expressed in the papers will be those of the authors and not necessarily those of The Media Institute or The Thomas Jefferson Center.

"Speaking Freely" papers will be published on the websites of both organizations and in hard copy, with the first release slated for mid-summer. The Media Institute is at www.mediainstitute.org. The Thomas Jefferson Center is at www.tjcenter.org.