We’ve added a couple of new speakers to next Thursday’s PFF event on “Can Government Help Save the Press?” Again, the event will take place on Thursday, May 20, 2010 from 9 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the International Gateway Room, Mezzanine Level of the Ronald Reagan Building on 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W. here in DC. This event will examine the FCC’s “Future of Media” proceeding and debate what role the government should play (if any) in sustaining struggling media enterprises, “saving journalism,” or promoting more “public media” or “public interest” content. [PFF filed comments in the proceeding and here's a list of other "major" comments that were filed.]
Our May 20th event will feature a keynote address by Ellen P. Goodman, who is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the FCC and is assisting the FCC’s Future of Media team. After Ellen Goodman brings us up to speed with where the FCC’s Future of Media process stands, we’ll hear from a diverse panel of experts that includes:
- Charlie Firestone – Executive Director, Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program
- Kurt Wimmer – Partner, Covington & Burling (who represents broadcasters among others)
- Andrew Jay Schwartzman – Senior Vice President and Policy Director, Media Access Project
- Craig L. Parshall – Senior Vice President and General Counsel, National Religious Broadcasters
- Robert Corn-Revere – Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine
And I still might add one more. I hope you will come join us next Thursday, May 20th at 9:00 for this exciting event. Please sign up now!