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Freedom Forum Media Studies Center

The Freedom Forum Media Studies Center was once one of the nation's leading independent media think tanks, devoted to improving understanding between the media and the public. Established in New York City in 1985, the center moved in 1996 from Columbia University to Madison Avenue in Manhattan, just blocks from many of the U.S. major print and broadcast companies. The Freedom Forum, a nonpartisan foundation dedicated to free press and free speech founded by Allen H. Neuharth in Arlington, Virginia, closed the Media Studies Center in early 2000 due to investment reversals and heavy spending on other projects, such as Newseum. The forum now funds the operations of Newseum, an interactive museum of news under construction in Washington, D.C., as well as the First Amendment ...

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