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Media Institute Statement on the Passing of Kurt Wimmer

FOR RELEASE: April 5, 2021 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., April 5 – Media Institute President Richard T. Kaplar issued the following statement regarding the death of long-time Board member Kurt Wimmer: “We are extremely saddened by the passing of our good friend Kurt Wimmer.  He was a member [...]

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Media Institute Statement on Supreme Court’s Media Ownership Rule Decision

FOR RELEASE: April 1, 2021 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., April 1 – Media Institute President Richard T. Kaplar issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on FCC media ownership regulation in FCC v. Prometheus Radio Project: “The Media Institute applauds the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision [...]

By |2021-04-02T13:37:56-04:00April 1st, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments

Michael O’Rielly Appointed Senior Fellow of The Media Institute

Former FCC Commissioner Also Joins First Amendment Advisory Council FOR RELEASE: March 31, 2021 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., March 31, 2020 – Michael O’Rielly, whose career as a public servant in Washington spanned more than three decades and included service in the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, [...]

By |2021-03-30T19:08:36-04:00March 31st, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments

Media Institute Statement on Legislators’ Letter to Media Companies

FOR RELEASE: February 23, 2021 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., February 23, 2021 – Media Institute President Richard T. Kaplar issued the following statement regarding a letter from two House members to several media companies: “The letter from two members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee to several [...]

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Media Institute Statement on Richard Bates of Walt Disney Co.

FOR RELEASE: January 2, 2021 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., January 2, 2021 – Media Institute President Richard T. Kaplar issued the following statement on the passing of Richard Bates of The Walt Disney Co.: “Richard Bates was a valued member of The Media Institute’s Board of Trustees from [...]

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New Issue Brief Cites Connection Between Digital Advertising & First Amendment

FOR RELEASE: December 9, 2020 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., December 9, 2020 – Digital advertising has fueled the explosive growth in Internet content including news and information, and thus plays a significant role in furthering First Amendment principles of freedom of speech and freedom of the press. That is [...]

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Media Institute Statement on Chairman Ajit Pai Departing FCC

FOR RELEASE: December 1, 2020 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., December 1, 2020 – Media Institute President Richard T. Kaplar issued the following statement in response to the announcement by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai that he plans to depart the FCC on Jan. 20, 2021: “FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will [...]

By |2020-12-01T14:04:21-04:00December 1st, 2020|Press Releases|Comments Off on Media Institute Statement on Chairman Ajit Pai Departing FCC

Free Speech Week Is Underway Oct. 19 – 25, 2020

Celebration Moves Online to Greater Degree During Pandemic FOR RELEASE: October 19, 2020 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., October 19, 2020 – Free Speech Week (FSW) kicks off Monday, Oct. 19, and will continue through Sunday, Oct. 25.  Media groups, schools, universities, and community groups will use this week to [...]

By |2020-10-17T23:37:35-04:00October 19th, 2020|Press Releases|Comments Off on Free Speech Week Is Underway Oct. 19 – 25, 2020

Media Institute To Recognize David Cohen and Mignon Clyburn At ‘Free Speech America’ Gala for Promoting ‘A Voice for Everyone’

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr Is Featured Speaker at Oct. 14 Virtual Event FOR RELEASE: October 12, 2020 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., October 12, 2020 – The Media Institute will bestow awards on David L. Cohen, senior executive vice president of Comcast Corporation, and Mignon Clyburn, former FCC commissioner and [...]

By |2020-10-12T14:56:22-04:00October 12th, 2020|Press Releases|Comments Off on Media Institute To Recognize David Cohen and Mignon Clyburn At ‘Free Speech America’ Gala for Promoting ‘A Voice for Everyone’

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 [...]

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