The Institute hosts, sponsors, and co-sponsors symposiums, panel discussions, debates, and other public programs throughout the year in support of its mission to defend freedom of speech and the press in the digitial age.

Upcoming Events

Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Social Media and the First Amendment

Columbia University, New York, NY

The Tech Giants, Monopoly Power, and Public Discourse

A symposium examining free speech implications of "breaking up" today's giant online platforms

Past Events

New York

Truth in Our Times: A Conversation with David McCraw

The Deputy General Counsel of The New York Times discusses his book and press freedom in an age of alternative facts with Knight Institute Research Director Katy Glenn Bass 

New York

Protecting Privacy in the "Golden Age" of Surveillance

Joan Feigenbaum and Robert S. Litt discuss encryption, surveillance, law enforcement, and privacy with Knight Institute Senior Staff Attorney Alex Abdo

New York

Data Journalism and the Law

Co-hosted with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, this panel explores how the current legal environment may be hampering journalistic work