Luncheon Speakers

Thomas Johnson, general counsel of the Federal Communications Commission, noted the difficulty regulators face in predicting how technology will develop and transform markets at a Communications Forum luncheon …

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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.

Don’t Let Huawei Control 5G
By Guest Author Adonis Hoffman, Esq.

President Trump has taken a firm stand against Huawei, the Chinese telecom behemoth – and for good reason. …

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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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Issue Watch

The Senate Judiciary Committee took a hard look at digital advertising Tuesday (May 21), both from a standpoint of

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A clear majority of viewers do at least some of their video watching online rather than, or in addition to, broadcast

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The reconfigured T-Mobile-Sprint deal appears to have the three votes needed to secure approval by the five-member

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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:

In re Fine Point Films & Trevor Birney
Search and Seizure of Journalists’ Work Products at Issue in U.K. Case

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CIR v. SEPTA
Transit System Ad Policy Is Unconstitutionally Vague

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“An excellent speech” was delivered Wednesday at @TheMediaInst Communication Forum Luncheon by @FCC General Counsel Tom Johnson. - Radio+TV Broadcast Report

Respectfully concur!

‘Regulatory Humility’: The Pai Commission Explained

https://t.co/Gw5mudpCef

An excellent speech by the @FCC’s excellent general counsel, @TomMJohnsonJr, @TheMediaInst! Touches on everything from weddings to FM radio to regulatory humility to our proposal to update leased access rules. Check it out:
https://t.co/xJ3WFZ2z4r https://t.co/RLQ4s0tSgY

Read the full text of my remarks before the @TheMediaInst on Humility: The Media Regulator's Essential Virtue. And don't miss my bold prediction on where communications technology is heading next!

https://t.co/B3PGesP7IS

Per @TomMJohnsonJr at @TheMediaInst, the @FCC chairman has circulated updates to the commission's leased access rules, which reserve channel capacity for unaffiliated programmers. The item would remove that requirement and will be up for vote in June, he said.

Thanks to the @TheMediaInst for the opportunity to talk today about how the @FCC under @AjitPaiFCC is practicing regulatory humility to promote competition and benefit consumers in a rapidly evolving media marketplace.

‘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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October 21-27, 2019

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

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