Luncheon Speakers

A lively debate on the future of children’s TV regulations pits former FCC official Gigi Sohn (right) against former FCC commissioner Robert McDowell (left) at a Communications Forum luncheon at the Willard Hotel in Washington …

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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 House Judiciary Committee is opening a bipartisan, “top to bottom,” investigation into Big Tech and whether it

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In a letter to the chair and ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, the Copyright Office has once again

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ACA Connects gave the Federal Trade Commission an earful in comments on the FTC’s hearings on competition and

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Recent Court Briefs

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

United States v. Schulte
Common Law Presumption of Access Applies to Search Warrants

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The Washington Post v. David J. McManus Jr.
Maryland’s Online Electioneering Act Violates First Amendment

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ICYMI, on Tuesday we hosted a debate between former FCC official @gigibsohn and former FCC Comm. @McDowellTweet on the future of children's television. Moderated by former FCC Chair Dick Wiley of @WileyRein. Video can be found here: https://t.co/YnHUpKeVBE

Today: joined in @fightfortheftr #netneutrality Epic Livestream, then debate @McDowellTweet at @TheMediaInst event on kid's TV regulations, now going 2 @SHLBCoalition 10th anniversary celebration. In between, helped set up my kid's 8th grade dance @DealVikings #Exhausted

@CableGuy85 @FCC @McDowellTweet @gigibsohn @TheMediaInst @NCTAitv @WillardHotel @WanitaNiehaus @susanna23 @Chessen Great lunch. Informative and spirited! @TheMediaInst

‘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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