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FCC Chief Rosenworcel Open to Beefing Up Agency’s Power Over Retrans Disputes

By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 11-15-22 FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel has told Congress she would welcome the chance to work with it to better protect consumers during retransmission-consent disputes, a point she has made before in discussing retrans-related blackouts. She expressed her view in a letter to Rhode Island’s congressional delegation, whose members had [...]

By |2022-11-17T19:26:47-04:00November 15th, 2022|Issue Watch|Comments Off on FCC Chief Rosenworcel Open to Beefing Up Agency’s Power Over Retrans Disputes

Big Tech Seeks Supreme Court Review of Online ‘Must-Carry’ Law

By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-24-22 Computer companies and edge providers are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on the issue of whether state governments can impose what the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) is branding must-carry for online platforms and a “road map” for those wishing to fill the Internet [...]

By |2022-10-25T19:45:29-04:00October 24th, 2022|Issue Watch|Comments Off on Big Tech Seeks Supreme Court Review of Online ‘Must-Carry’ Law

N.Y. Governor, Attorney General Seek New Social Media Restrictions

By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-18-22 Invoking YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, Reddit, Twitch, and others, as well as fringe site 4chan, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and Attorney General Letitia James are calling for a government crackdown on online platforms, saying they contributed to the Buffalo mass shooting that left 10 dead and three injured. [...]

By |2022-10-25T19:45:17-04:00October 18th, 2022|Issue Watch|Comments Off on N.Y. Governor, Attorney General Seek New Social Media Restrictions

Media Institute To Honor Lester Holt of NBC News and Documentarian Ken Burns At ‘Free Speech America’ Virtual Gala on Oct. 19

Event Celebrates Free Speech Week Taking Place Across America Oct. 17-23 FOR RELEASE: October 18, 2022 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-506-8030 Vienna, Va., October 18, 2022 – The Media Institute will bestow awards on Lester Holt, anchor and managing editor of “NBC Nightly News” and anchor of “Dateline NBC,” and renowned [...]

By |2022-10-17T20:56:43-04:00October 18th, 2022|Press Releases|Comments Off on Media Institute To Honor Lester Holt of NBC News and Documentarian Ken Burns At ‘Free Speech America’ Virtual Gala on Oct. 19

DOJ’s Jonathan Kanter: Big Tech Is a Mole That Needs Antitrust Whacking

By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 9-19-22 Big Tech is a threat to liberty and a big mole that needs whacking, a la the arcade game where the object is to bash as many of them on the head as possible.  That was the message of the Justice Department’s antitrust chief in a fiery speech [...]

By |2022-09-23T11:14:04-04:00September 19th, 2022|Issue Watch|Comments Off on DOJ’s Jonathan Kanter: Big Tech Is a Mole That Needs Antitrust Whacking

Court: Texas Content Moderation Law Can Go Into Effect

By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 9-16-22 In a loss for Big Tech and its ad base, a federal appeals court has concluded that corporations do not have a “freewheeling First Amendment right to censor what people say,” and so has paved the way for a Texas law (HB 20) that restricts how social media [...]

By |2022-09-23T11:15:53-04:00September 16th, 2022|Issue Watch|Comments Off on Court: Texas Content Moderation Law Can Go Into Effect

Special Report Looks at TV Viewing, Proposes New Rules for Media and Audience Measurement as Streaming Overtakes Broadcast

A newly released Special Report, The New Rules of Media Measurement, advises the media industry to adopt both a uniform method (currency) for measuring TV audiences and an industry-agreed set of principles and best practices.  The Report, authored by media and advertising expert Adonis Hoffman, also encourages the industry to bolster its own self-regulatory body [...]

By |2022-11-08T20:20:34-04:00September 14th, 2022|Digital Media Center|Comments Off on Special Report Looks at TV Viewing, Proposes New Rules for Media and Audience Measurement as Streaming Overtakes Broadcast

Harry Smith of NBC News and APTS President Patrick Butler To Present Awards at Media Institute’s ‘Free Speech America’ Virtual Gala on Oct. 19

FOR RELEASE: September 12, 2022 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-506-8030 Vienna, Va., September 12, 2022 – A veteran television journalist and an accomplished leader in public broadcasting will present awards at The Media Institute’s “Free Speech America” Virtual Gala on Oct. 19. NBC News correspondent Harry Smith will present the Freedom [...]

By |2022-09-09T16:47:46-04:00September 12th, 2022|Press Releases|Comments Off on Harry Smith of NBC News and APTS President Patrick Butler To Present Awards at Media Institute’s ‘Free Speech America’ Virtual Gala on Oct. 19
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