The Sinclair-Tribune Merger and the Future of Media Ownership

The Sinclair-Tribune Merger and the Future of Media Ownership

Institute for Technology Law and Policy and Institute for Public Representation
Georgetown Law
Benton Foundation
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
12 noon -- 2 pm

Join a panel of experts for a debate on the proposed merger of Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media Company, and a broader policy discussion of whether media ownership rules matter in the age of the internet.


  • John Hane, Pillsbury Law, counsel to Sinclair Broadcast Group
  • David Goodfriend, The Goodfriend Group


  • Moderator: Gigi Sohn, Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Technology Law & Policy at Georgetown Law
  • Rebecca Hanson, Senior Vice President / Strategy and Policy, Sinclair Broadcast Group
  • Eddie Lazarus, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Tribune Corporation
  • Andy Schwartzman, Benton Senior Counselor, Georgetown Institute for Public Representation Technology and Communications Practice Group
  • Carmen Scurato, Director for Policy and Legal Affairs, National Hispanic Media Coalition
  • Jim Winston, President, National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters

This widely-attended event is designed to comply with Congressional ethics rules. Members of the public and Congressional staff are welcome. Lunch will be provided.