The MLRC Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit created in 1988 to sponsor and support First Amendment education and research projects.
Our projects include
New! Media Law for Journalists
Top media lawyers give practical advice to stay clear of costly libel and privacy suits; navigate the reporter source relationship; avoid copyright traps; learn about digital media law; and understand insurance coverage options.
First Amendment Speakers Bureau
The Speakers Bureau is made up of reporters, editors and media lawyers from around the country, who have been conducting presentations – at conferences, colleges, high schools, bookstores, rotary clubs and other venues – on these three topics using a “turn-key” set of materials created by the MLRC Institute.
First Amendment Video Contest
White Paper on the Reporter's Privilege
Free Press in a Free Society
MLRC Institute Libel Quiz
MLRC Institute on Facebook
Trustees and Officers
Mary Kate Tischler (Chair), CBS Broadcasting Inc.
Andrew M. Mar (Treasurer), Microsoft Corporation
Stephanie S. Abrutyn, Home Box Office
Robert D. Balin, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Kate Bolger, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz
Robert A. Feinberg, WNET
Jacob Goldstein, Dow Jones
Ashley Messenger, NPR
Lynn Oberlander, First Look Media
George Freeman, MLRC Executive Director