March 8, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The FCC's ongoing relaxation of media consolidation rules allowing large corporations to own more media outlets – with another round of similar rulings expected in the next few weeks - has already resulted in the closing of many local TV and radio stations across the country, the loss of thousands of jobs for journalists and the muddling of the kind of diverse and objective reporting an informed electorate needs to fairly understand government actions and act as responsible citizens and voters.
- Steven Waldman, Senior Advisor to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski
- Michael Copps, former FCC commissioner and senior advisor for the Common Cause Media and Democracy Reform Initiative
- Kevin McKinney, Documentary Filmmaker
Monday, March 11
PLACE: Murrow Room, National Press Club
Examining the different sides of this issue will be:
, senior advisor to FCC Chairman
and a former national editor for
US News & World Report
and national correspondent for
, FCC commissioner from 2001 to 2011, the former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Development and now a senior advisor at Common Cause; and
, an independent documentary filmmaker whose film
has been selected for screening at the 2013 DC Independent Film Festival.
explores how FCC consolidation rulings have caused one city to lose its communal voice.
This National Press Club Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for
Monday, March 11, 2013
in the Murrow Room
on the 13
Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14
SOURCE National Press Club