MAPping Change: Social Media, Net Neutrality, and the Future of Journalism

Social Media, Net Neutrality, and the Future of Journalism

Media Access Project
Monday, December 14, 2009
9:30am - 12:30pm
Dickstein Shapiro Conference Center
1825 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC

Join Media Access Project for a discussion about social media's impact on telecommunications policy, and their implications for the future of journalism on online, print, and over-the-air platforms.

Keynote speaker: Mark Lloyd, Chief Diversity Officer, FCC


  • Nolan Bowie, Adjunct Lecturer, Kennedy School, Harvard University
  • Tim Sparapani, Public Policy Director, Facebook
  • Jan Schaffer, Executive Director, J-Lab, American University
  • Rick Klau, Business Product Manager, Google

Social media websites and technologies have developed with amazing speed into complex and influential components of our civic discourse. The potential benefits of these new channels are plain to see. Increasingly, however, social media have demonstrated their powers to undermine the business models of traditional media platforms.

Speakers at MAP's final 2009 Mapping Change forum will discuss whether and how social media have become integrated into the traditional media environment. Panelists will also address how social media may influence, and be influenced by, the debate on network neutrality and "open Internet" principles.

Breakfast will be provided.