CEOs from four tech giants – Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google – have all agreed to testify before the House …
Reddit shut down its popular but controversial forum devoted to supporting President Trump on June …
Broadcasters are pushing back on cable arguments that leased-access rules represent an infringement on cable’s …
Media & Communications Policy Blog
Informed and thoughtful commentary on a variety of First Amendment and communications policy issues.
Ending the Media Versus Police Tumult
By Guest Author Gary Arlen
Whatever happens with police reform legislation in Congress, there is no reason to expect that protection of reporters and …
Big Media’s Now Moment
By Adonis Hoffman, Esq.
Amid the deadly coronavirus and unfolding social justice movement, America stands at a momentous crossroads. Following the tragic death of George Floyd at the knees …
Deploying U.S. AI Leadership for COVID-19
By Stuart N. Brotman
Among the cutting-edge technologies being employed by public health experts to map various aspects of COVID-19 both at …
Stuart N. Brotman, a noted professor whose academic portfolio includes law, communications, business, and public policy, has been appointed Distinguished Fellow of The Media Institute, effective July 1. He will coordinate the program activities of the Institute’s newly created Digital Media Center.
The Media Institute participated in a letter to Minnesota officials stressing the First Amendment right of journalists to cover protests without being targeted by police.
Privacy expert and Woodrow Wilson Fellow Stuart N. Brotman discusses the future of digital privacy in this far-ranging interview for The Wilson Center. Prof. Brotman is a member of the Institute’s First Amendment Advisory Council.
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.
Dababneh v. Lopez
Press Conference Statements Within Legislative, Fair Report Privileges
Gibson Bros. v. Oberlin College
Redistributors of Speech Should Be Held to Actual Malice Standard
Philadelphia Bail Fund v. Arraignment Court Magistrate Judges
Public Has First Amendment Right of Access to Bail Hearings
First Amendment Trends
A collection of timely articles and essays on current developments by members of The Media Institute’s First Amendment Advisory Council.
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.