Luncheon Speakers

Meredith Attwell Baker, president and CEO of CTIA, discusses developments in wireless technology, spectrum issues, and 5G wireless at a Communications Forum luncheon at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., on 

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First Amendment Trends

A collection of timely articles and essays on current developments by members of The Media Institute’s First Amendment Advisory Council.

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The Internet’s Enduring Free Speech Legacy
April 18, 2019 | By Guest Authors: Stuart N. Brotman and Shiela Hawkins

Old Tools in Different Hands: Speech Regulation on Campus
September 27, 2018 | By Greg Lukianoff and Adam Goldstein

Media & Communications Policy Blog

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

Broadcasting Today: Energized by Innovation
By Guest Author Gordon Smith

There is a saying that goes, “Everybody has a story to tell.”  My own NAB Show story began a decade ago – almost to this day …

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Campaign To Break Big Tech Is Regulatory Overkill
By Guest Author Adonis Hoffman, Esq.

When Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) first went on the warpath against big banks, she captured the …

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Who Will Keep the Sun Shining?
By Richard T. Kaplar

The news media’s annual celebration of Sunshine Week, which takes place March 10-16, has always called to mind …

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Issue Watch

The House voted Wednesday (April 10) 232 to 190 (with one Republican voting aye) to pass the Democrat-backed Save the

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Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), author of the Children’s Television Act, wants to extend and expand those regulations to better

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After over nine hours of debate, mostly failed amendments, and delays, legislation that would re-regulate internet access

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Recent Court Briefs

The Institute participated with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and other amici in two friend-of-the-court briefs:

Arkansas Times v. Waldrip
Certification Requirement Compromises Editorial Independence

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Toll v. Gilman
Applicability of State Shield Law to Online News Sites

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From our #FirstAmendment Trends: The Internet's Enduring #FreeSpeech Legacy by @stuartnbrotman and Shiela Watkins https://t.co/dLy8rUaPrA

I enjoyed this forward-looking @TheMediaInst blog post https://t.co/ZqyGmPkeqj from @nabtweets CEO former Senator #GordonSmith -- a class act and a real tribute to our friends in #broadcasting. #publicservice #futureofbroadcasting #broadband #internet #ATSC3

Thanks, @AjitPaiFCC for noting the day-by-day, remarkable public service of local radio & TV #NABshow

From our blog, "Broadcasting Today: Energized by Innovation" by guest author Gordon Smith of @nabtweets https://t.co/e6g44ybQge

‘FREE SPEECH AMERICA’ GALA

The Institute’s “Free Speech America” Gala on October 24, 2018, honored two distinguished awardees: Chris Wallace of “FOX News Sunday” and Cathy Hughes of Urban One. FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly delivered keynote remarks.

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CHRIS WALLACE ON COLBERT

October 21-27, 2019

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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