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NPC Newsmaker: The Next Round Of FCC Consolidation Rules: The Death Knell For The Community Voice And Informed Community Journalism?

WASHINGTON, 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

DATE: Monday, March 11TIME: 10 a.m. PLACE: Murrow Room, National Press Club

Examining the different sides of this issue will be: Steven Waldman, senior advisor to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and a former national editor for US News & World Report and national correspondent for Newsweek; Michael Copps, FCC commissioner from 2001 to 2011, the former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Development and now a senior advisor at Common Cause; and Kevin McKinney, an independent documentary filmmaker whose film Corporate FM has been selected for screening at the 2013 DC Independent Film Festival. Corporate FM explores how FCC consolidation rulings have caused one city to lose its communal voice.

This National Press Club Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, March 11, 2013 in the Murrow Room on the 13 th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14 th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

SOURCE National Press Club

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