FCC Commissioner Anna Gomez

Luncheon Speakers

FCC Commissioner Anna Gomez discussed changes in how people consume news and the FCC’s potential role in regulating aspects of news-delivery technology. She stressed the …  Read More »

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House Passes Law Protecting Journalists From Government Overreach

roadcasters are finding they increasingly have the government’s backing when it comes to promoting the importance of local news and information. The House has … Read More »

FCC Starts To Wind Down Billion-Dollar ACP Broadband Subsidy

The Federal Communications Commission said it will run out of money to fund the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), the largest such broadband subisdy in U.S. …  Read More »

GOP: Biden Broadband Program Allows Illegal Rate Regulations

House Republicans are taking the Biden administration to task for what they allege is allowing states to regulate broadband rates as part of the implementation …  Read More »

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

Threats on Campuses Need To Be Dealt With Directly
By Stuart N. Brotman

The recent explosive congressional hearing with presidents from among some of the nation’s most elite universities – Harvard, MIT, and the University of   …  Read More »

Henry Kissinger: RIP for America’s First TV Diplomat
By Stuart N. Brotman

“Hang up the phone and come by my office now so we can chat.” Whenever I heard those words in that familiar German-inflected low register   …  Read More »

Why Self-Regulation Is Best for Artificial Intelligence
By Adonis Hoffman, Esq.

As the Biden Administration seeks to get its arms around the global phenomenon that is artificial intelligence, it should recognize a few realities.   …  Read More »

The Institute participated with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and other media groups recently in the following friend-of-the-court briefs and letter.

Intervention by Media Outlets To Challenge Access Restrictions Is Essential

Physician’s Public-Official Status Is Key Under California Anti-SLAPP Law

Identities of State University Committee Members Should Be Public

TMI Board Chairman Dick Wiley (right) received the 2023 Edward F. McLaughlin Lifetime Achievement Award from the Broadcasters Foundation of America (BFOA) at the Plaza Hotel in New York on March 6, 2023. Pictured with Dick is BFOA Chairman Scott Herman.

(photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)

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Free Speech Week website

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

October 21-27, 2024
Thursday, October 19, 2023


The Institute’s “Free Speech America” Gala took place on October 19, 2023, at The Four Seasons Hotel in Washington. We honored Bob Woodward with our Freedom of Speech Award and Michael Powell with our American Horizon Award.

Bob Woodward, Author

Bob Woodward
Freedom of Speech Award

Michael Powell

Michael Powell
NCTA President & CEO
American Horizon Award

Michael Powell

Curtis LeGeyt
NAB President & CEO
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