Putting the Public Back into the Public Interest

New America Foundation
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The broadcast media is unique because the airwaves belong to the people; radio and TV stations are licensed by the FCC only if they "serve the public interest." What does that really mean, and how do We the People ensure broadcasters and their regulators hold up their end of the bargain?

Join New America in collaboration with Common Cause, Free Press, the National Hispanic Media Coalition, and the Media Action Center for a screening of Sue Wilson's award winning documentary film BROADCAST BLUES that is sparking a national grassroots broadcast media reform movement. Find out what media activists across the country are doing to hold broadcasters, Congress, and the FCC accountable to the public interest. Panelists will discuss specific areas of concern and successful media reform strategies which can be employed in local communities throughout the country.

Panelists:
Todd O'Boyle
Program Director for Media and Democracy, Common Cause

Chancellar Williams
Associate Policy Director, Free Press

Sue Wilson
Director, Broadcast Blues
Founder, Media Action Center

Michael Scurato
Policy Director, National Hispanic Media Coalition

Moderator:
Sarah Morris
Senior Policy Counsel, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation

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For questions, contact Faith Smith at New America at (202) 596-3393 or [email protected]