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.
First Amendment Trends
A collection of timely articles and essays on current developments by members of The Media Institute’s First Amendment Advisory Council.
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 …
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 …
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 …
In the wake of a hearing two weeks ago on Big Tech and its ties to China, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) has introduced …
Republican FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly said that the FCC’s outstanding proposal to classify over-the-top …
Microsoft told the FCC this week it has issues with broadcasters’ effort to extend their TV signals via distributed …
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
Martin v. Rollins
Massachusetts Wiretapping Statute Collides With First Amendment