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2021 ‘FREE SPEECH AMERICA’ GALA

A VIRTUAL EVENT          OCTOBER 20, 2021

The Institute’s “Free Speech America” Gala will take place on October 20, 2021, in virtual format.  We will honor three distinguished awardees:

William E. Kennard

William E. Kennard
AT&T Board Chairman
American Horizon Award

Norah O’Donnell

Norah O’Donnell
“CBS Evening News” Anchor
Freedom of Speech Award

Gordon Smith

Senator Gordon Smith
President and CEO, NAB
Lifetime Achievement Award and Featured Speaker

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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.

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State Internal-Affairs Records Should Be Available Under N.J. Common Law

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Free Speech Week ‘21 is coming up soon - Oct 18-24th! For more info about this annual, non-partisan, non-ideological celebration of #FreedomOfSpeech and #pressfreedom, visit http://freespeechweek.org

#ICYMI Randall Stephenson, former Chairman & CEO of AT&T, to present the American Horizon Award at our Gala on Oct. 20th. For more, please visit https://www.mediainstitute.org/2021-free-speech-america-gala/

Media Institute Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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

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October 18-24, 2021

Free Speech Week is a yearly,
non-partisan celebration of the value of
free speech and expression.

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