Luncheon Speakers

Senator Gordon Smith, president and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters, discusses the importance of local broadcast coverage, the uncivil nature of much social media dialogue, and retransmission consent impasses …

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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.

The Price of Privacy on the Potomac
By Adonis Hoffman, Esq.

In case you haven’t noticed, privacy – meaning the protection of your personal data and information – is all the …

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Don’t Let Huawei Control 5G
By 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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Issue Watch

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which represents the $43.4-billion U.S. video game industry, pushed

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While Microsoft and broadcasters have come to some meeting of the minds on use of the so-called “white spaces”

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GateHouse Media’s owner and Gannett have agreed to merge in a deal aimed at cutting overlapping costs and

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Recent Court Briefs, Letters

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

Machado Amadis v. Department of Justice
D.C. Circuit Has Chance To Apply FOIA Foreseeable Harm Standard

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Letter to Environmental Protection Agency
EPA’s Rule Changes Would Undermine Freedom of Information Act

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‘FREE SPEECH AMERICA’ GALA
OCTOBER 7, 2019

The Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, D.C.

The Media Institute will honor 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 will deliver keynote remarks. Make your reservations now!

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2018 ‘Free Speech America’ Gala Honoring Chris Wallace and Cathy Hughes

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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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