First Amendment Trends
A collection of timely articles and essays on current developments by members of The Media Institute’s First Amendment Advisory Council.
Media & Communications Policy Blog
Informed and thoughtful commentary on a variety of First Amendment and communications policy issues.
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 …
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 …
Who Will Keep the Sun Shining?
By Richard T. Kaplar
The news media’s annual celebration of Sunshine Week, which takes place March 10-16, has always called to mind …
The House voted Wednesday (April 10) 232 to 190 (with one Republican voting aye) to pass the Democrat-backed Save the …
Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), author of the Children’s Television Act, wants to extend and expand those regulations to better …
After over nine hours of debate, mostly failed amendments, and delays, legislation that would re-regulate internet access …
Recent Court Briefs
The Institute participated with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and other amici in two friend-of-the-court briefs:
Arkansas Times v. Waldrip
Certification Requirement Compromises Editorial Independence
Toll v. Gilman
Applicability of State Shield Law to Online News Sites