‘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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Luncheon Speakers

David Cohen, senior executive vice president and chief diversity officer of Comcast Corporation, stresses the need to get beyond policy issues where substantial agreement exists and to focus on “big picture” change at a time when the U.S. economy …

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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

Media & Communications Policy Blog

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

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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The 5G Privacy Opportunity
By Guest Author Stuart N. Brotman

The Federal Communications Commission announced on Sept. 16 that it would be granting experimental licenses …

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The Price of Privacy on the Potomac
By Adonis Hoffman, Esq.

In case you haven’t noticed, privacy – meaning the protection of your personal data and information – is all the …

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Issue Watch

In the wake of a hearing two weeks ago on Big Tech and its ties to China, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) has introduced

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Republican FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly said that the FCC’s outstanding proposal to classify over-the-top

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Microsoft told the FCC this week it has issues with broadcasters’ effort to extend their TV signals via distributed

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Washington Post Publisher Warns of Threats to Independent Press

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Free Speech Week Slated for Oct. 21 – 27, 2019

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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.

Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org
Government Edicts Doctrine Can Be Grounded in First Amendment

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Martin v. Rollins
Massachusetts Wiretapping Statute Collides With First Amendment

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Media Institute Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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

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October 19-25, 2020

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

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