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Rep. G. K. Butterfield and NBCU News Group’s Cesar Conde To Present Awards at Media Institute’s ‘Free Speech America’ Virtual Gala on Oct. 14

Former FCC Official Mignon Clyburn and David L. Cohen of Comcast To Be Honored FOR RELEASE: September 8, 2020 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., September 8, 2020 – A life-long civil rights defender and an industry leader in building Spanish-language media will present awards at The Media Institute’s “Free Speech [...]

By |2020-09-07T16:31:00-04:00September 8th, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments

Rep. Walden Introduces Broadcast Incubator Bill

By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 9-1-20 Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) has introduced a bill, the Broadcast Diversity in Leadership Act, to promote broadcast diversity by creating the incubator program the FCC tried to create as part of its broadcast dereg order that was remanded by a federal appeals court. The difference is that [...]

By |2020-09-20T15:02:21-04:00September 1st, 2020|Issue Watch|Comments Off on Rep. Walden Introduces Broadcast Incubator Bill

NAB: FCC Doesn’t Need Diversity Impact Stats To Deregulate

By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 9-1-20 Broadcasters are arguing that the FCC does not need to have statistics on how repealing or modifying its broadcast ownership rules impact media diversity to make those changes. The National Association of Broadcasters is arguing that point in a brief to the Supreme Court filed Thursday (Aug. [...]

By |2020-09-20T12:44:59-04:00September 1st, 2020|Issue Watch|Comments Off on NAB: FCC Doesn’t Need Diversity Impact Stats To Deregulate

Media Institute Launches Digital Media Center

Stuart N. Brotman To Coordinate Program Activities FOR RELEASE: August 25, 2020 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., August 25, 2020 – The Media Institute today unveiled a new program designed to bring clarity to key issues at the heart of today’s digital revolution.  The Digital Media Center will examine issues [...]

By |2020-08-24T18:17:51-04:00August 25th, 2020|Press Releases|Comments Off on Media Institute Launches Digital Media Center

Stuart Brotman Charts Course for Digital Privacy Policy Amid ‘Perfect Storm’ of Government Actions and Global Pandemic

New Book by Media Institute Distinguished Fellow Offers Far-Reaching Insights FOR RELEASE: August 21, 2020 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., August 21, 2020 – “There can be no doubt now that digital privacy protection deserves more focus as a national policy priority,” concludes Stuart N. Brotman in his latest book, [...]

By |2020-08-21T14:25:00-04:00August 21st, 2020|Press Releases|Comments Off on Stuart Brotman Charts Course for Digital Privacy Policy Amid ‘Perfect Storm’ of Government Actions and Global Pandemic

Allowing Defamation Suit Against Journalist Deserves Rehearing

Participated in an amicus brief (with the Reporters Committee and other amici) filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in La Liberte v. Reid.  The brief supports the motion of MSNBC journalist Joy Reid for rehearing or rehearing en banc of the Second Circuit’s decision in this case, which reversed [...]

By |2020-08-26T17:53:45-04:00August 14th, 2020|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Allowing Defamation Suit Against Journalist Deserves Rehearing

Police Disciplinary Records Should Be Made Public After Repeal of Ban

Participated in two amicus briefs (with the Reporters Committee and other amici) filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in Uniformed Fire Officers Association v. DeBlasio.  The cases stem from the repeal of Section 50-a of the New [...]

By |2020-08-26T17:26:10-04:00August 13th, 2020|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Police Disciplinary Records Should Be Made Public After Repeal of Ban

Broadcasters Take Last-Ditch Stand Against FCC Fees

By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 8-10-20 Broadcasters are ramping up the pressure, and the rhetoric, in their attempt to get the FCC to hold off on increasing the regulatory fees it charges TV and radio stations, especially during a pandemic that has done a number on revenue. The FCC supports itself through its [...]

By |2020-08-13T17:13:48-04:00August 10th, 2020|Issue Watch|Comments Off on Broadcasters Take Last-Ditch Stand Against FCC Fees

NCTA Pushes Pole Position

By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 8-10-20 Broadband operators are asking the FCC to clarify that they don’t have to pay the entire cost of a replacement pole when they are seeking attachments to build out broadband to unserved communities, something the agency itself is pushing for in trying to close the digital divide. [...]

By |2020-08-13T19:39:37-04:00August 10th, 2020|Issue Watch|Comments Off on NCTA Pushes Pole Position

Warrantless Border Searches of Devices Violate First Amendment

Participated in an amicus brief (with the Reporters Committee and other amici) filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Alasaad v. Wolf.  The central question in this case is whether the border search exception to the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement can be extended to electronic devices, including those of journalists.  [...]

By |2020-08-10T19:07:34-04:00August 7th, 2020|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Warrantless Border Searches of Devices Violate First Amendment
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