I’ll be doing some live-Tweeting from today’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC) workshop, “Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?” This workshop will feature various experts discussing the FTC’s 47-page “staff discussion draft,” which outlines “Potential Policy Recommendations to Support the Reinvention of Journalism.”
Looks like most people will just be using the #FTC hashtag and perhaps #journalism as well. My Twitter handle is @AdamThierer and I think @BerinSzoka will be here later, too.
Here’s some additional background on why this debate is so controversial:
- Growing Opposition to FTC “Saving Journalism” Media Takeover Blueprint, by Adam Thierer, June 9, 2010
- FTC Draft Plan to “Save Journalism” Drawing Scrutiny; Raising Concern, by Adam Thierer, June 4, 2010