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FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr offered insights on a wide range of issues that included the “new era of spectrum policy,” infrastructure buildout, who’s winning the global race for 5G, […]

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President Joe Biden on Tuesday (Jan. 4) praised stakeholders – including FCC chair Jessica Rosenworcel – for the agreement by AT&T and Verizon Communications to delay their rollout  […]

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Federal Communications Commission

Three former chiefs of the Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau – including two former top military officers – have expressed their strong endorsement  […]

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Republican congressional leaders have reached out to key Biden Administration agencies to make sure the billions of dollars in various broadband subsidy programs created by  […]

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

Last month, Justice Charles D. Wood of the Westchester County Supreme Court issued a controversial order blocking The New York Times from publishing or seeking various […]

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Among the key provisions of the trillion-dollar Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (aka the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal) signed into law by President Joe Biden   […]

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The Censor’s Dilemma
By Guest Author Robert Corn-Revere, Esq.

Pity the plight of poor Anthony Comstock.  The man H.L. Mencken described as “the Copernicus of a quite new art and science,” who literally […]

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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.

Supreme Court Should Hear Case on Right To Document Police Activity

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State Internal-Affairs Records Should Be Available Under N.J. Common Law

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Narrow Interpretation of Computer Fraud Law Would Have Chilling Effect

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Media Institute Celebrates 40th Anniversary

View this short video about the Institute – past, present, future.

Free Speech Week website

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

October 17-23, 2022

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2021 ‘FREE SPEECH AMERICA’ GALA

A VIRTUAL EVENT          OCTOBER 20, 2021

The Institute’s “Free Speech America” Gala took place on October 20, 2021, in virtual format.  We honored three distinguished awardees:

AT&T Board Chairman William E. Kennard

William E. Kennard
AT&T Board Chairman
American Horizon Award

“CBS Evening News” Anchor Norah O’Donnell

Norah O’Donnell
“CBS Evening News” Anchor
Freedom of Speech Award

President and CEO, NAB Senator Gordon Smith

Senator Gordon Smith
President and CEO, NAB
Lifetime Achievement Award and Featured Speaker

Gala Video

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

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