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

Facebook has settled complaints and lawsuits with the ACLU, Communications Workers of America, and the National

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President Donald Trump has once again recommended phasing out federal funding for noncommercial TV and radio–

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

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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

C-SPAN's 40th Anniversary is a Celebration of Democracy | NCTA — The Internet & Television Association https://t.co/8tzHa03SNm

From our blog, Campaign to Break Big Tech is Regulatory Overkill by guest author @AdonisHoffman https://t.co/to4SwXvYMX

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

‘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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