The April 27 Communications Forum Luncheon will be rescheduled due to the extension of federal guidelines on crowd size through April.
Stay tuned for further details.

Luncheon Speakers

Makan Delrahim, assistant attorney general for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Justice Dept., commented on developments in the Sprint and T-Mobile merger settlement and the challenge by a group of state attorneys general at a Communications …

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Issue Watch

Communications companies big and small have signed on to a “Keep Americans Connected Pledge” at the request of FCC

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Democratic FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks told Congress Tuesday (March 10) that the FCC and communications

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Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen told a Free State Foundation audience Tuesday (March 10) that the Justice Department’s

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Media & Communications Policy Blog

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

Well informed observers of the tech industry have cautioned against two things: economic downturn and government …

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As the news media know better than anyone, the great story of our times is change – dramatic, accelerating, and …

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An Independent Press: Essential to Our Democracy
By Guest Author Frederick J. Ryan, Jr.

We are living in challenging times for those who depend on the work of a free press.  Every day, journalists across …

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Press Release

Media Institute Adjusts Communications Forum Luncheon Series Schedule in Light of Coronavirus Pandemic

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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.

In re Juror Questionnaires in United States v. Stone
First Amendment Creates Right of Access to Juror Questionnaires

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Tah v. Global Publishing Inc.
D.C. Anti-SLAPP Act Should Apply in Federal Court

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The New Mexican v. PNM and BHP
Seeking Prior Restraint Is Not Legitimate Petitioning Activity

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Media Institute Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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

With all the #coronavirus hubbub, #sunshineweek was (ahem) overshadowed. But if you appreciate all the high-quality stories on COVID-19, thank #journalists for pulling the facts from the shadows.
Special thanks to @laurapaskus and @radiomarisa for these gems from the past

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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

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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