Luncheon Speakers

FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks discussed what he termed “a new frontier for broadcasting” made possible by the ATSC 3.0 operating standard at a Communications Forum …  Read More »

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Justice Dept.’s Google Suit Could Aid Broadcasters in Big Tech Battle

The Justice Department is apparently giving broadcasters some help with one of their top Washington priorities – Big Tech’s dominance as an ad platform. As  …  Read More »

Big Tech Battles Supreme Court Threat to Content Moderation

A group of technology associations has joined forces to tell the Supreme Court that Google and others should have the right to moderate online content  …  Read More »

Federal Communications Commission

ISPs Petition FCC for Broadband Label Clarification

Broadband operators, including those represented by ACA Connects and NCTA–The Internet & Television Association, have asked the Federal Communications  …  Read More »

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

A Ray of Hope for Media Literacy
By Stuart N. Brotman

Although the tidal wave of misinformation continues unabated, the New Year already has seen one ray of hope. In early January, New Jersey Gov. Phil …  Read More »

Let C-SPAN Have Unrestricted Camera Access to U.S. House Proceedings
By Stuart N. Brotman

After the chaotic process that led to the 15th-round election of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives, there  …  Read More »

Why Elon Musk’s Digital Town Square Model for Twitter Remains Elusive
By Stuart N. Brotman

When Elon Musk acquired Twitter in October, he sent a prominent virtue signal.  Musk indicated that under his ownership, Twitter would be “a common digital  …  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.

Identities of State University Committee Members Should Be Public

Arizona Bill Restricting Coverage of Policing Is Clearly Unconstitutional

Personal Liability of Federal Officials at Issue in Supreme Court Case

From our blog, “A Ray of Hope for Media Literacy” by @stuartnbrotman https://www.mediacompolicy.org/2023/02/02/a-ray-of-hope-for-media-literacy/ #media #literacy #misinformation #publicschool @GovMurphy

.@TheMediaInst Digital Media Center is a proud supporter of the @ParksAssociates virtual conferences, and looking forward to their upcoming event this Thursday, 1/26, “Explosion of Activity: the OTT Streaming Market” Learn more: https://www.parksassociates.com/fov-vip

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 16-22, 2023


A VIRTUAL EVENT         OCTOBER 19, 2022

The Institute’s “Free Speech America” Gala took place on October 19, 2022, in virtual format. We honored Lester Holt with our Freedom of Speech Award and Ken Burns with our American Horizon Award. FCC Commissioner Nathan Simington was our Featured Speaker.

Lester Holt

Lester Holt
“NBC Nightly News” Anchor and Managing Editor
Freedom of Speech Award

Ken Burns

Ken Burns
Documentary Filmmaker
American Horizon Award

Nathan Simington

Nathan Simington
FCC Commissioner
Featured Speaker

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