Luncheon Speakers

Davis Hebert, director and senior high yield analyst at Wells Fargo Securities, discussed the economics of the media, cable, and telecom sectors during the pandemic and possible long-term effects into …

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Issue Watch

CEOs from four tech giants – Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google – have all agreed to testify before the House

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Reddit shut down its popular but controversial forum devoted to supporting President Trump on June

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Broadcasters are pushing back on cable arguments that leased-access rules represent an infringement on cable’s

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Media & Communications Policy Blog

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

Ending the Media Versus Police Tumult
By Guest Author Gary Arlen

Whatever happens with police reform legislation in Congress, there is no reason to expect that protection of reporters and …

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Big Media’s Now Moment
By Adonis Hoffman, Esq.

Amid the deadly coronavirus and unfolding social justice movement, America stands at a momentous crossroads.  Following the tragic death of George Floyd at the knees …

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Among the cutting-edge technologies being employed by public health experts to map various aspects of COVID-19 both at …

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Media Institute Appoints Professor Stuart Brotman as Distinguished Fellow

Stuart N. Brotman, a noted professor whose academic portfolio includes law, communications, business, and public policy, has been appointed Distinguished Fellow of The Media Institute, effective July 1. He will coordinate the program activities of the Institute’s newly created Digital Media Center.

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Letter Urges Action To Stop Attacks on Journalists

The Media Institute participated in a letter to Minnesota officials stressing the First Amendment right of journalists to cover protests without being targeted by police.

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Digital Privacy at a Crossroads

Privacy expert and Woodrow Wilson Fellow Stuart N. Brotman discusses the future of digital privacy in this far-ranging interview for The Wilson Center. Prof. Brotman is a member of the Institute’s First Amendment Advisory Council.

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Recent Court Briefs

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.

Dababneh v. Lopez
Press Conference Statements Within Legislative, Fair Report Privileges

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Gibson Bros. v. Oberlin College
Redistributors of Speech Should Be Held to Actual Malice Standard

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Philadelphia Bail Fund v. Arraignment Court Magistrate Judges
Public Has First Amendment Right of Access to Bail Hearings

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Media Institute Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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

Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook CEOs agree to testify before House committee https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/01/apple-google-amazon-and-facebook-ceos-to-testify-in-congress.html?__source=sharebar|twitter&par=sharebar

The ongoing confrontations between law enforcement and journalists is likely to get worse, and is NOT a topic in the Police Reform legislation. Here's my essay about some issues and how to handle them. #TheMediaInstitute #PolicePress https://lnkd.in/gURQng6

Happy to announce professor @stuartnbrotman has been appointed Distinguished Fellow of the Institute & will coordinate our new Digital Media Center https://www.mediainstitute.org/2020/07/02/stuart-n-brotman-appointed-distinguished-fellow-of-the-media-institute/

Fascinating presentation by David Hebert, @WellsFargo, at virtual luncheon by @TheMediaInst. Anyone defending a stagnant regulatory or statutory structure for media industry has a tough case, especially given the data presented. The market has changed! https://twitter.com/cotosusanna/status/1278037130468560896

Susanna Coto@CotoSusanna

@TheMediaInst first virtual communications forum luncheon- June 30

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

October 19-25, 2020

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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‘FREE SPEECH AMERICA’ GALA
OCTOBER 7, 2019

The Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, D.C.

The Media Institute honored two distinguished awardees at our “Free Speech America” Gala on October 7, 2019: Fred Ryan, Publisher and CEO of The Washington Post, and Caroline Beasley, CEO of Beasley Media Group. FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks delivered keynote remarks.

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