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March 13, 2017

Media Institute Salutes Sunshine Week

January 24, 2017

Media Institute Statement Congratulating Ajit Pai On Being Appointed FCC Chairman
 
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December 7, 2016

David Grimaldi, Adonis Hoffman Join Media Institute Board of Trustees; Mike Regan To Head Board’s Executive Committee

October 17, 2016

Nationwide Event Heightens Awareness of Fundamental Freedom

June 15, 2016

Chris Moeser Joins Media Institute Board of Trustees

March 3, 2016

Media Institute Supports Apple’s Opposition to FBI Order, Files Amicus Brief Citing Threat to First Amendment

February 17, 2016

Will Johnson Joins Media Institute Board of Trustees
 
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December 2, 2015

Rebecca Hanson Joins Media Institute Board of Trustees

October 16, 2015

Author Peggy Noonan and Meredith Attwell Baker of CTIA–The Wireless Association To Receive Media Institute Awards at Oct. 21 Banquet in Washington

October 15, 2015

Free Speech Week To Be Celebrated Oct. 19 – 25, 2015

July 20, 2015

Todd Mayman Joins Media Institute Board of Trustees

July 8, 2015

New Detailed Data Add to Understanding of the Net Vitality Index

July 2, 2015

Sen. Gordon Smith of NAB To Chair Free Speech Week Advisory Council

June 22, 2015

WSJ Columnist Peggy Noonan and Meredith Attwell Baker Of CTIA–The Wireless Association To Be Recognized At Media Institute Friends & Benefactors Awards Banquet

April 24, 2015

New Broadband Comparison Index Measures Global Net Vitality Leaders

March 20, 2015

Newsgathering Would Benefit From Updated Electronic Privacy Legislation, New Issue Paper States

February 26, 2015

Media Institute Issues Statement on FCC's Net Neutrality Vote

February 5, 2015

Maines Cites Hypocrisy of Title II Regulatory Scheme for Net Neutrality

February 3, 2015

Media Institute Files Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Supporting Stronger Copyright Protections for Photographers

January 7, 2015

Media Institute Issues Statement Condemning Murder of French Journalists
 
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November 24, 2014

Media Institute Launches ‘Global Free Speech and the Internet’ Program To Fight Centralized Control of Online Speech and Information

November 13, 2014

Senator Chris Dodd of MPAA and Gracia Martore of Gannett To Receive Media Institute Awards at Nov. 18 Banquet in Washington

October 16, 2014

Free Speech Week To Be Celebrated Oct. 20 – 26, 2014

September 29, 2014

Senator Chris Dodd of MPAA and Gracia Martore of Gannett To Be Recognized at Media Institute Friends & Benefactors Awards Banquet

September 17, 2014

‘Free Speech Everyday’ Photo Contest Is New Addition to 2014 Free Speech Week Celebration

September 5, 2014

Media Institute Showcases ‘Freedom of Speech’ Original Art as Part of 2014 Free Speech Week Celebration

August 1, 2014

2014 Free Speech Week Slated for Oct. 20 – 26

June 26, 2014

Josh Wheeler Joins Media Institute’s First Amendment Advisory Council

June 25, 2014

Media Institute President Expresses Strong Support For Supreme Court Ruling in Aereo Case

February 27, 2014

Media Institute Files Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Opposing Aereo's Attempt To Disregard Copyright Protections of Broadcasters

January 29, 2014

FIRE's Greg Lukianoff Joins Media Institute's First Amendment Advisory Council
 
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December 12, 2013

Antoinette Cook Bush Joins Media Institute Board of Trustees

November 12, 2013

Media Institute Files Brief Asking Supreme Court To Hear Aereo Case

October 21, 2013

Senator Gordon Smith of NAB and Josh Sapan of AMC Networks To Receive Media Institute Awards at Oct. 22 Banquet

September 4, 2013

Heads of Theatre Owners Association and Directors Guild Join Free Speech Week Advisory Council

July 26, 2013

Sen. Gordon Smith of NAB and Josh Sapan of AMC Networks To Be Recognized at Media Institute Friends & Benefactors Awards Banquet

June 3, 2013

MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd To Chair Free Speech Week Advisory Council
 
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October 22, 2012

Free Speech Week To Be Celebrated Oct. 22 – 28, 2012

September 1, 2012

Bob Pittman of Clear Channel and John Riccitiello of Electronic Arts To Be Recognized at Media Institute Friends & Benefactors Awards Banquet

July 30, 2012

Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman To Head New Free Speech Week
Advisory Council
 
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December 1, 2011

Meredith Baker, John Orlando Join Media Institute Board of Trustees

October 17, 2011

Free Speech Week Kicks Off Oct. 17 – 23, 2011

Celebration Around Country Promises To Be Biggest Yet  

October 14, 2011

FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell and Randall Stephenson of AT&T To Receive Media Institute Awards at Oct. 18 Banquet

Senator Mark Warner To Be Keynote Speaker at D.C. Event

August 31, 2011

Google's Dominance of Media Economy Could Foreclose Competition, Media Institute Warns in Comments to Federal Trade Commission

August 18, 2011

FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell and AT&T's Randall Stephenson To Be Recognized at Media Institute Friends & Benefactors Awards Banquet

June 27, 2011

Supreme Court Decision on Video Games Is Victory for First Amendment

May 2, 2011

Time for FCC To Renounce Public Ownership Concept and Scarcity Rationale, Media Attorney Erwin Krasnow Urges in New
Speaking Freely Paper

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December 16, 2010

Richard M. Bates Joins Media Institute Board of Trustees
October 14, 2010
National Freedom of Speech Week To Be Celebrated Oct. 18 – 24, 2010 
Groups and Schools Around Country Will Recognize Free Speech and Press
September 14, 2010
Joel Klein To Present American Horizon Award to Rupert Murdoch At Media Institute Friends & Benefactors Awards Banquet Oct. 6
August 27, 2010
Rupert Murdoch and NCTA’s Kyle McSlarrow To Be Recognized at Media Institute Friends & Benefactors Awards Banquet
July 1, 2010
Government Can Help Online Media by Revamping Underlying
Legal Structure, Media Attorney Bruce Sanford Suggests in New Speaking Freely Paper
June 8, 2010
Google’s Dominance in Online Search and Advertising
Might Be Factor in Real Journalism Crisis: How To Monetize Content
May 7, 2010
Media Institute Reminds FCC To Consider First Amendment
As Commission Ponders Its Role in Future of Media
May 4, 2010
Reclassifying Broadband Providers as Title II Common Carriers Would Lower First Amendment Protection, Run Counter to Court Trends
April 1, 2010
Lee Levine, Cliff Sloan Join Media Institute’s
First Amendment Advisory Council
March 10, 2010
An Open Letter to Keith Olbermann
March 10, 2010
First Amendment Leaders Call On Keith Olbermann
To Issue Public Apology for Slur of Floyd Abrams
Feb. 3, 2010
Forcing Radio Broadcasters To Pay Royalties for Sound Recordings Would Impose Economic Burden, Reduce Diversity, New Issue Paper States
Jan. 20, 2010
Government Should Not Try To ‘Save’ Media With Funding or Tax Subsidies, Former FCC Commissioner Warns in New Speaking Freely Paper

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Dec. 16, 2009 Fannon, Quinn Join Media Institute Board of Trustees
Oct. 20, 2009 National Freedom of Speech Week Underway Oct. 19 – 25, 2009
National and Local Groups, Schools Recognize Free Speech and Press
Oct. 9, 2009 Gary Shapiro of CEA and Rep. Rick Boucher To Be Recognized At Media Institute Friends & Benefactors Awards Banquet in D.C.
Sept. 16, 2009 First Amendment Should Protect Fleeting Expletives on TV, Media Institute and Thomas Jefferson Center Tell Second Circuit
July 21, 2009 Kathleen Grillo of Verizon Joins Media Institute Board of Trustees
July 20, 2009 Congressman Rick Boucher and CEA's Gary Shapiro To Be Recognized at Media Institute Friends & Benefactors Awards Banquet
July 7, 2009 Supreme Court Should Pull the Plug on California's 'Terminator, ' First Amendment Expert Robert Corn-Revere Urges in New Speaking Freely Paper
April 28, 2009

Supreme Court Decision in FCC v. Fox Is Disappointing, Says Media Institute President

April 27, 2009

First Amendment Likely To Suffer in Hate Speech Inquiry, Journalist Tony Mauro Warns in New Speaking Freely Opinion Paper

March 10, 2009

Floyd Abrams Challenges Left, Right To Support Speech That Pains Them Ideologically in New Speaking Freely Opinion Paper

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December 9, 2008

Four Industry Veterans Join Media Institute Board of Trustees

October 23, 2008

Political Dialogue Possible if People Listen Rather Than Shout, Dahlia Lithwick Says in New Speaking Freely Opinion Paper

October 16, 2008

Andrea Wong of Lifetime and Peter Chernin of News Corp. To Be Recognized at Media Institute Friends & Benefactors Awards Banquet

October 16, 2008

National Freedom of Speech Week To Be Celebrated Oct. 20 – 26, 2008

August 8, 2008

Media Institute Files Supreme Court Brief in Fox Indecency Case

August 1, 2008

Free Speech and Press in China Not Inevitable, Global Media Expert Warns

May 27, 2008

Media Institute, Thomas Jefferson Center To Collaborate On New Series of Opinion Papers

May 12, 2008

Kurt Wimmer of Gannett Joins Media Institute Board of Trustees

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October 16, 2007

Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala Face Off in PSAs by NAB Education Foundation

October 10, 2007

Kenneth W. Lowe of Scripps and Tony Snow To Be Recognized at Media Institute Friends & Benefactors Awards Banquet

October 5, 2007

National Freedom of Speech Week To Be Celebrated Oct. 15 - 21, 2007

June 20, 2007

Susanne Guyer of Verizon Joins Media Institute Board of Trustees

June 14, 2007

Regulating 'Net Neutrality' Is Not Necessary And Would Harm Consumers, Media Institute Tells FCC

May 31, 2007

Hoberman, Weiswasser Join Media Institute's First Amendment Advisory Council

May 16, 2007

Expert Warns Against Concluding That TV Causes Violent Behavior

April 27, 2007

Senate's Proposed Moratorium on Prescription Drug Advertising Raises Constitutional Red Flags, First Amendment Expert Warns

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December 12, 2006

Linda Bloss-Baum, Robert Okun, Bruce Sanford Join Media Institute Board of Trustees

October 19, 2006

Media Institute Urges FCC To Ease Restrictions on Radio Station Ownership and To Repeal Outdated Newspaper/Broadcast Cross Ownership Ban

October 13, 2006

Clear Channel, NAB Education Foundation Offer PSAs To Help Broadcasters Celebrate National Freedom of Speech Week Oct. 16-22

October 13, 2006

Sumner Redstone of Viacom, Glenn Britt of Time Warner Cable To Receive Awards at Media Institute Friends & Benefactors Awards Banquet

October 12, 2006

National Freedom of Speech Week Slated for Oct. 16 - 22, 2006

September 21, 2006

Media Institute Files Comments on FCC Indecency Policy, Urges Full First Amendment Protection for Broadcast Content

September 13, 2006

Noted Communications Attorney Bruce W. Sanford To Head First Amendment Advisory Council of The Media Institute

April 28, 2006

Statement of The Media Institute on the Networks' Lawsuits Against the FCC

February 23, 2006

DeDe Lea, John Taylor Join Media Institute Board of Trustees

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December 5, 2005

Statement of The Media Institute Regarding Regulation of Broadcast Indecency

October 17, 2005

Renowned First Amendment Attorney Floyd Abrams Assesses State of Free Speech in New Paper Released by The Media Institute

October 14, 2005

Roger Ailes of Fox News, David Barrett of Hearst-Argyle Television To Receive Awards at Media Institute Friends & Benefactors Awards Banquet

October 4, 2005

Media Institute and NAB Education Foundation Announce First Annual "National Freedom of Speech Week"

June 1, 2005

Daniel Troy, Adonis Hoffman Join Media Institute's First Amendment Advisory Council

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December 8, 2004

Jessica Marventano, Steven Teplitz Join Media Institute Board of Trustees

November 30, 2004

FCC Should Not Attempt To Regulate Broadcast Violence, Cautions First Amendment Issue Paper From Media Institute

October 19, 2004

Media Institute Opposes FCC Regulation of "Violent" TV Content

October 13, 2004

NBC Universal Head Bob Wright, Oxygen Media Founder Geraldine Laybourne To Receive Awards at Media Institute Friends & Benefactors Awards Banquet

May 4, 2004

Media Institute Urges FCC To Reconsider New Indecency Standards In Light of First Amendment Concerns

May 3, 2004

Floyd Abrams, Nat Hentoff Join Media Institute's First Amendment Advisory Council

April 5, 2004

Analysis of Broadcast Indecency Measures Kicks Off New Series of First Amendment Issue Papers

March 10, 2004

Statement of The Media Institute Regarding Regulation of Broadcast Indecency

March 3, 2004

Guy Kerr, Alexa Verveer Join Media Institute Board of Trustees

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October 20, 2003

Tribune CEO Dennis FitzSimons, C-SPAN Founder Brian Lamb To Receive Awards at Media Institute Friends & Benefactors Awards Banquet

June 26, 2003

David Fleming, Kurt Wimmer Join Media Institute Board of Trustees

May 30, 2003

War on Terror Provides Backdrop for Many First Amendment Challenges in 2002. Media Institute Book Offers Thorough Analyses of Actions Affecting Free Speech, Press.

January 28, 2003

Statement of The Media Institute Regarding "Family Programming Forum" Speech By FCC Commissioner Kevin J. Martin At NATPE Annual Conference, Jan. 22, 2003

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November 21, 2002

NBC President Andrew Lack Highlights Day of First Amendment Discussion at Second Annual Cornerstone Project Symposium

November 5, 2002

Media Institute Court Brief Says Campaign Finance Legislation Contains Unconstitutional Speech Restrictions

October 23, 2002

Cox Chairman James Kennedy, Comcast Chairman Ralph Roberts To Receive Awards at The Media Institute Friends & Benefactors Awards Banquet

September 10, 2002

Media Institute Files Comments with FDA on First Amendment Issues

June 12, 2002

Mandating Cable Access for Multiple Internet Service Providers is Unnecessary, Infringes on First Amendment, Media Institute Says in Comments to FCC

May 24, 2002

Susan Brophy, Regina Sullivan Elected Media Institute Trustees

May 13, 2002

Media Institute Receives Grant from SDX Foundation

May 7, 2002

Unprecedented Events Created New First Amendment Challenges in 2001

April 30, 2002

Current Methods of Measuring Diversity in Radio Should be Reevaluated, Updated, Media Institute Says in Comments to FCC

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December 10, 2001

Patrick Butler, Michael Regan, and Anne Wexler Elected to Media Institute Board of Trustees

November 21, 2001

Prominent First Amendment Advocates Participate in Cornerstone Project Symposium in Washington, D.C.

October 11, 2001 RTNDA President Barbara Cochran and Cablevision Chairman Charles Dolan Receive Honors at The Media Institute Friends & Benefactors Awards Banquet
August 29, 2001 Cochran, Dolan, to Receive Awards at The Media Institute Friends & Benefactors Awards Banquet
July 25, 2001 Dane Petersen Named Program Director of Media Institute's Cornerstone Project
May 6, 2001 McCain-Feingold Bill Threatens First Amendment, Media Institute's Legal Analysis Finds
April 20, 2001 Media Institute's Book Takes Comprehensive View of First Amendment Challenges
April 7, 2001 Michelle Tinker Assumes Public Relations Duties for The Media Institute
March 1, 2001 Jill Lesser, Greg Schmidt Elected Media Institute Trustees

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October 31, 2000 Media Institute Inaugurates Cornerstone Project; National Education Campaign Will Celebrate First Amendment
October 23, 2000 Amazon.com Founder Jeff Bezos and BET Founder Robert L. Johnson To Be Honored at Media Institute Awards Banquet
October 16, 2000 News Conference Announcing Launch of the Cornerstone Project
June 8, 2000 Byron Marchant, Shaun Sheehan Elected Media Institute Trustees
May 29, 2000 Media Institute To Launch "Cornerstone Project, " National First Amendment Education Campaign
April 13, 2000 Courts Again Top Congress and Administration at Protecting Media's First Amendment Rights, Media Institute Annual Review Finds.
March 27, 2000 Additional Public Interest Obligations on Broadcasters Unnecessary, Unwarranted, Media Institute Tells FCC

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October 26, 1999 New report shows a widespread effort to safeguard children online
October 26, 1999 Statement of The Media Institute's Public Interest Council Regarding Potential FCC Action on Public Interest Obligations for Digital Broadcasters
October 18, 1999 FCC Commissioner Michael Powell and Cable Leader Decker Anstrom To Be Honored at Media Institute Awards Banquet
May 24, 1999 Don Baer, Mimi Feller Elected Media Institute Trustees
May 3, 1999 Media Institute Scores "People for Better TV" Coalition
March 8, 1999 Courts Outperformed Congress and Administration in Protecting Media's First Amendment Rights, Annual Media Institute Survey Finds
February 23, 1999 Media Institute Extends Public Interest Council

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December 18, 1998

Media Institute's Public Interest Council Expresses Profound Disappointment Over Gore Commission Final Report

December 15, 1998 Richard E. Wiley Elected Media Institute Chairman of the Board
December 10, 1998 Press Conference on Gore Commission's Final Report and Reaction From The Media Institute's Public Interest Council
November 5, 1998 Media Institute Releases Survey of Journalism Improvement Projects
October 28, 1998 America Online's Steve Case and Robert Decherd of A.H. Belo To Be Honored at Media Institute Awards Banquet
August 17, 1998 Byron Marchant, Kurt Wimmer Named to Media Institute Advisory Panels
August 5, 1998 Media Institute Urges FDA Not To Appeal Court Decision in WLF Textbook Case
August 4, 1998 Media Institute Urges Gore Commission To Adopt Public Broadcasting Plan, Reject Regulatory Approach

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