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Stuart N. Brotman Appointed Distinguished Fellow of The Media Institute

Will Coordinate Program Activities of Institute’s New Digital Media Center FOR RELEASE: July 2, 2020 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., July 2, 2020 – 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 [...]

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Media Institute Joins in Urging End to Police Targeting of Journalists

FOR RELEASE: June 4, 2020 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., June 4, 2020 – “The First Amendment protects journalists who are complying with reasonable law enforcement directions when covering civil unrest.  The right of the media to report on police activity is foundational to our democracy, but recent documented events [...]

By |2020-06-04T16:08:32-04:00June 4th, 2020|Press Releases|Comments Off on Media Institute Joins in Urging End to Police Targeting of Journalists

Media Institute Statement on Executive Order Aimed at Social Media

FOR RELEASE: May 28, 2020 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., May 28, 2020 – Media Institute President Richard T. Kaplar issued the following statement in response to the Executive Order signed by President Trump on May 28 regarding social media platforms: “The First Amendment must be the unwavering beacon in [...]

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Media Institute Adjusts Communications Forum Luncheon Series Schedule in Light of Coronavirus Pandemic

FOR RELEASE: March 17, 2020 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., March 17, 2020 – The Media Institute issued the following statement today by Institute President Richard Kaplar: “In light of the coronavirus pandemic, we have postponed our Communications Forum luncheon scheduled for March 25 until April 27.  We thank our [...]

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Washington Post Publisher Warns of Threats to Independent Press

Daunting Challenges Facing Journalists Cited During Free Speech Week FOR RELEASE: October 22, 2019 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., October 22, 2019 – “America has always set the standard for press freedom around the world.  Sadly, that is no longer the case.”  This chilling assessment came today from Frederick J. [...]

By |2020-07-02T12:44:53-04:00October 22nd, 2019|Press Releases|Comments Off on Washington Post Publisher Warns of Threats to Independent Press

Free Speech Week Slated for Oct. 21 – 27, 2019

Annual Celebration Promotes Free Speech and Free Press FOR RELEASE: October 18, 2019 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., October 18, 2019 – Free Speech Week (FSW) begins Monday, Oct. 21, and will continue through Sunday, Oct. 27.  This national event will be an opportunity for media groups, schools, universities, and [...]

By |2020-07-02T12:44:13-04:00October 18th, 2019|Press Releases|Comments Off on Free Speech Week Slated for Oct. 21 – 27, 2019

Frederick J. Ryan, Jr. and Caroline Beasley To Receive Media Institute Awards at Oct. 7 Gala in Washington

FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks To Deliver Keynote Address FOR RELEASE: October 4, 2019 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., October 4, 2019 – The Media Institute will bestow awards on Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., publisher and CEO of The Washington Post, and Caroline Beasley, CEO of Beasley Media Group, LLC, at [...]

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NAB President Gordon Smith and CNN Senior White House Correspondent Pamela Brown To Present Awards at Media Institute’s ‘Free Speech America’ Gala on Oct. 7

Caroline Beasley of Beasley Media Group and Fred Ryan of Washington Post To Be Honored FOR RELEASE: September 4, 2019 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., September 4, 2019 – Two individuals widely known for their respective work in media policy and on-air journalism will present awards at The Media Institute’s [...]

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Fred Ryan of The Washington Post and Caroline Beasley of Beasley Media Group To Be Honored at Media Institute ‘Free Speech America’ Gala

FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks To Deliver Keynote Remarks at Oct. 7 Event FOR RELEASE: July 11, 2019 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., July 11, 2019 – The Media Institute will honor Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., publisher and CEO of The Washington Post, and Caroline Beasley, chief executive officer of Beasley [...]

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Media Institute Statement on Sinclair Acquisition of Disney Regional Sports Networks

FOR RELEASE: June 27, 2019 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-243-5700 Arlington, Va., June 27, 2019 – Media Institute President Richard T. Kaplar issued the following statement regarding a request from Senators Warren, Sanders, and Booker that the FCC and DOJ review the acquisition of 21 regional sports networks (RSNs) by Sinclair Broadcast [...]

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