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Luncheon Speakers

FTC Commissioner Noah Phillips discussed the Federal Trade Commission’s growing interest in rulemaking and regulation, prospects for federal privacy legislation, merger activity, and issues related …  Read More »

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The Internet & Television Association

NCTA: Cable Operators Provide Equal Access to Broadband

NCTA–The Internet & Television Association has told the FCC that cable operators do not discriminate in the provision of broadband service because they …  Read More »

Big Tech Warns of Texas Fairness Doctrine for Edge

A three-judge panel of a federal appeals court has lifted a preliminary injunction against a Texas law tech companies say unconstitutionally prevents …  Read More »

Senate Commerce Okays Bill Exploring Making Big Tech Fund Broadband

The Senate appears to be getting serious about making edge providers including streamers and search engines pay into the Universal Service Fund. The …  Read More »

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

Ukraine War’s Powerful First Amendment Lessons
By Stuart N. Brotman

As Americans, we are witnessing the horror that Russia is inflicting on Ukraine with its bloody invasion that is causing massive devastation and death …  Read More »

Consumers May Hold the Key to Confronting Election Misinformation
By Stuart N. Brotman

NewsGuard is a company created by a team of journalists who assess the credibility and transparency of news and information, devastation and death … Read More »

Fifteen Days in June: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers Case
By Stuart N. Brotman

Last month, Justice Charles D. Wood of the Westchester County Supreme Court issued a controversial order blocking The New York Times from devastation and … Read More »

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.

Arizona Bill Restricting Coverage of Policing Is Clearly Unconstitutional

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Personal Liability of Federal Officials at Issue in Supreme Court Case

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California Retraction Statute Imposes Burden on Smaller News Outlets

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Today @FTCPhillips will discuss new developments at @FTC in fireside chat with Dick Wiley at @TheMediaInst Communications Forum virtual luncheon. More of our past speakers here: https://bit.ly/3soninr. Become a Forum sponsor, contact Susanna Coto, coto@mediainstitute.org

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
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