Just a reminder about tomorrow’s Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy event on, “The Crisis in Journalism: What Should the Government Do?” It will be held at 9:30am tomorrow at the Newseum (Knight Conference Center) located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave here in Washington, DC. Breakfast will be served. (You can RSVP please by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org). Here’s the event description:
This roundtable discussion will bring together academics, government officials and industry leaders to consider the future of the journalism industry. Specifically, what does a future economic model for the journalism industry look like? What is the role of new media in modern journalism? How can news papers integrate web-based news into their business models? How can government entities, particularly the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission, help to form a sustainable 21st century model for journalism in the United States?
Mark MacCarthy of Georgetown Univ. will moderate the panel, which includes:
- Steven Waldman, senior advisor to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, who is heading up the FCC’s new effort on “The Future of Media and the Information Needs of Communities in a Digital Age.
- Susan DeSanti, Director of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission. (The FTC has also been investigating whether journalism will survive the Internet age and what government should do about it.)
- Andy Schwartzman of the Media Access Project;
Hope you can make it. Below I’ve listed a few things I’ll be drawing from for my remarks tomorrow:
- Adam Thierer – A “Public Option” for Media? The Free Press Plan to Put Journalists on the Public Dole
- Adam Thierer – Chairman Leibowitz’s Disconnect on Privacy Regulation & the Future of News
- Adam Thierer – The Dangers of Subsidized News, Continued
- Adam Thierer – Public Option for Press Should Get the Red Pen
- Adam Thierer – Free Press, Robert McChesney & the “Struggle” for Media
- Ken Ferree – Another Naïve Proposal for Government Entanglement with the Fourth Estate
- Ken Ferree – A Chill Wind Blows