Luncheon Speakers

Kurt Wimmer, Esq. (left) moderates a panel on “Free Expression Issues for the Media in 2019” at a Communications Forum luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C., on February 6.  Panelists included 

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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 First Amendment: Rock Star of the American Constitution
October 18, 2017 | Foreword by Floyd Abrams

Old Tools in Different Hands: Speech Regulation on Campus
September 27, 2018 | By Greg Lukianoff and Adam Goldstein

End Discrimination Against Digital Billboards
November 27, 2017 | By David L. Hudson, Jr.

Media & Communications Policy Blog

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

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 …

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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 …

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A new era of American history begins when the 116th Congress convenes in January 2019 with one of the most …

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Issue Watch

Broadcasters and movie studios rate the TV content ratings/guideline system as working quite well, pointing to “public

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There was some bipartisan talk out of the Hill after all this week amidst the partisan – and policy-driven – rancor. At about the …

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The FCC has set comment dates on issues teed up in the 2018 Quadrennial Regulatory Review. Comments are due

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Federal Agency Comments

The Media Institute participated in comments to the U.S. Department of the Interior, taking issue with the agency’s proposed updates to its FOIA implementing regulations.
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Recent Court Briefs

Defamation Protection for Reporting on Science Controversies
Croce v. New York Times Co.

First Amendment and Common Law Presumption of Access
Bradley v. Ackal

Recently participated in an amicus brief w/ @rcfp & 41 media orgs. filed w/the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in support of @nytimes in Croce v. New York Times Co., urging defamation protection in reporting of science controversies. More here: https://t.co/Jx5XeMDUkh

Will you be joining @rcfp's #FOIA guru & staff attorney Adam Marshall during our #SunshineWeek Twitter chat today?

Bring your burning #FOIA & public records questions & join us here from 1-2 p.m. ET using the hashtag #rcfpsunshinechat

Sunshine Week is almost over, but we are still updating the Sunshine Week website (https://t.co/L9M5cV6JDV)! If you have events, cartoons, or other content to share, or if you want to be included on our participant list, please email sunshineweek@asne.org!

Join us and @daniellebmclean @bystevereilly & @resentfultweet at Noon EDT TODAY for a #SunshineWeek #SPJchat to discuss all things Freedom of Information. Get helpful #FOIA tips, discuss #opengov and transparency, whistleblowers, Q&A and more.

‘FREE SPEECH AMERICA’ GALA

The Institute’s “Free Speech America” Gala on October 24, 2018, honored two distinguished awardees: Chris Wallace of “FOX News Sunday” and Cathy Hughes of Urban One. FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly delivered keynote remarks.

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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.

Free Speech: The Language of America
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