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Media Institute and Federal Hall Announce First Amendment Collaboration as Free Speech Week Gets Underway Oct. 18–24, 2021

Programs Will Bring First Amendment to New Audiences in Washington, New York FOR RELEASE: October 15, 2021 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., October 15, 2021 – To mark the start of Free Speech Week (FSW) on Monday, Oct. 18, The Media Institute announced today that it intends to partner with [...]

By |2021-10-14T14:55:43-04:00October 15th, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments

Bipartisan Hill Probe Launched on Facebook Instagram Research

By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 9-14-21 A pair of powerful senators have launched a bipartisan congressional investigation into Facebook's alleged "coverup" of the impact of its platforms on teens and children, tapping a Facebook whistleblower in that effort. Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), chair and ranking member, respectively, of the Senate [...]

By |2021-09-15T20:53:54-04:00September 14th, 2021|Issue Watch|Comments Off on Bipartisan Hill Probe Launched on Facebook Instagram Research

Names Privacy Advocate Alvaro Bedoya to FTC

By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 9-13-21 President Joe Biden has nominated Alvaro Bedoya as commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission. He will replace Democratic Commissioner Rohi Chopra, who has been named to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. If he is confirmed, Bedoya, who has been critical of facial recognition tech and is a [...]

By |2021-09-15T20:52:30-04:00September 13th, 2021|Issue Watch|Comments Off on Names Privacy Advocate Alvaro Bedoya to FTC

Gayle King, Co-Host of ‘CBS Mornings,’ and Former AT&T Head Randall Stephenson To Present Awards at Media Institute’s ‘Free Speech America’ Virtual Gala on Oct. 20

FOR RELEASE: September 10, 2021Contact: Richard T. KaplarThe Media Institute703-243-5700Arlington, Va., September 10, 2021 – An accomplished TV journalist and a leading figure in the growth of the telecom industry will present awards at The Media Institute’s “Free Speech America” Virtual Gala on Oct. 20.“CBS Mornings” co-host Gayle King will present the Freedom of Speech [...]

By |2021-09-10T11:13:47-04:00September 10th, 2021|Press Releases|Comments Off on Gayle King, Co-Host of ‘CBS Mornings,’ and Former AT&T Head Randall Stephenson To Present Awards at Media Institute’s ‘Free Speech America’ Virtual Gala on Oct. 20

Former FCC Chairs Back Reinstatement of Tax Breaks for Diversity Ownership

By George Winslow, TVTech, and TMI Staff, 9-7-21 Nine former chairs of the FCC – including Richard E. Wiley, Chairman of the Board of The Media Institute – have come out in favor of legislation that would reinstate a tax certificate program to encourage investment in TV and radio broadcast station ownership for women [...]

By |2021-09-08T17:28:06-04:00September 7th, 2021|Issue Watch|Comments Off on Former FCC Chairs Back Reinstatement of Tax Breaks for Diversity Ownership

Locast Suspends Contribution Request Interruptions

By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 9-1-21 Locast, the local TV station streaming services, said late Wednesday (Sept. 1) it was suspending interruptions to its programming, which it does to ask those who have not contributed to the service to do so. Locast has argued since its inception that it is eligible for a nonprofit [...]

By |2021-09-05T19:24:29-04:00September 1st, 2021|Issue Watch|Comments Off on Locast Suspends Contribution Request Interruptions

Cable Ops to FCC: Rethink ATSC 3.0 Retrans Regime

By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 8-30-21 Cable operators want the FCC to reconsider whether broadcasters should be able to use carriage of their primary ATSC 1.0 TV station signal to leverage carriage of new ATSC 3.0 signals, as is the case under current FCC rules. That came in a meeting between NCTA representatives and [...]

By |2021-09-05T19:19:20-04:00August 30th, 2021|Issue Watch|Comments Off on Cable Ops to FCC: Rethink ATSC 3.0 Retrans Regime

Apple Reaches Settlement With App Developers

By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 8-27-21Apple said Aug. 27 that it will “clarify” that app developers don’t have to use its App store to accept payments, and will also give qualifying news outlets a cut of subscription revenue from Apple News.The tech giant said that and other changes – including boosting “rigorous journalism and a [...]

By |2021-09-05T19:17:37-04:00August 27th, 2021|Issue Watch|Comments Off on Apple Reaches Settlement With App Developers

FCC Hands Out Bucks to Highest-Need Telehealth Areas

By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 8-26-21 The Federal Communications Commission said it has approved a first tranche of 62 telehealth applications for $41.98 million in its second round of funding for COVID-19 telehealth services. In round one, the FCC allocated $200 million of CARES Act funding for 539 applications from 47 states, as well as [...]

By |2021-09-05T19:06:39-04:00August 26th, 2021|Issue Watch|Comments Off on FCC Hands Out Bucks to Highest-Need Telehealth Areas

Diverse Groups Push Local Journalism Sustainability Act

By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 8-17-21 A diverse group of journalism organizations has called on Congress to pass the Local Journalism Sustainability Act (S. 2434). The bill would help local stations and newspapers staff up their newsrooms, citing, in part, Big Tech’s “devouring” of their local ad market. “For local and underserved communities, local [...]

By |2021-08-18T16:18:41-04:00August 17th, 2021|Issue Watch|Comments Off on Diverse Groups Push Local Journalism Sustainability Act
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