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Beasley to be Honored at MI's ''Free Speech America'' Gala


Caroline Beasley
Caroline Beasley

The Media Institute will honor Beasley Media Group CEO Caroline Beasley and The Washington Post publisher/CEO Frederick J. Ryan, Jr. at its annual "Free Speech America" Gala on October 7 in Washington, DC. Caroline Beasley has served as CEO of Beasley Media Group since January, 2017. She's held a number of other posts at the company including Executive VP, CFO, treasurer and secretary. Beasley most recently served as the Joint Board Chair of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Board of Directors.

Fred Ryan will receive the Freedom of Speech Award while Caroline Beasley will receive the American Horizon Award. The master of ceremonies will be communications attorney and former FCC chairman Richard E. Wiley.

FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks will deliver keynote remarks. Commissioner Starks was sworn into office on January 30. He had served as assistant bureau chief in the FCC's Enforcement Bureau and, prior to that, as senior counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Freedom of Speech Award recognizes an individual who has worked to advance free speech and the First Amendment. The American Horizon Award recognizes an individual for visionary leadership in the communications industry.

The Media Institute is a nonprofit foundation specializing in communications policy and the First Amendment. For more information, visit the Institute online at www.mediainstitute.org.

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