FCC Media Ownership Workshop

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Date: Apr 20 2010 - 3:00pm - 7:30pm
University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Avenue Marshall Student Center, Tampa, FL, United States

Media Ownership Workshop

Federal Communications Commission
April 20, 2010
3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m
Agenda: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-297451A1.doc

The workshop will be broadcast live over the Internet from the FCC Live web page at http://reboot.fcc.gov/live.

Questions from the Internet audience can be submitted throughout the course of the workshop via email to [email protected] and via Twitter using the hash tag #MoWksp.

Krista Witanowski
FCC Media Bureau, 202-418-2449

The workshop will explore any benefits and harms of newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership and the impact these combinations have on competition and diversity in the media marketplace.

Agenda and Panelists

3:00 p.m. Opening Remarks
William Lake, Chief, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

3:15 p.m. Local Cross-Ownership

  • Steve Waldman, Senior Advisor to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski (Moderator)
  • Robert Dardenne, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Journalism and Media Studies, University of South Florida
  • Karen Dunlap, President, The Poynter Institute
  • Bernard Lunzer, President, The Newspaper Guild and Vice President, Communications Workers of America
  • Patrick Manteiga, Editor and Publisher, La Gaceta
  • John Schueler, President, Florida Communications Group, Media General, Inc.
  • Ken Tonning, President and General Manager, WTSP-TV, Gannett Company, Inc.
  • Marc Vila, Vice President and General Manager, WQBN-AM, Radio Tropical, Inc.
  • Sandy Wilson, Vice President of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Cox Enterprises, Inc.

4:30 p.m. Break

4:45 p.m. Questions and Answers

6:15 p.m. Public Comments

7:30 p.m. Adjournment

Public participation in the workshop is encouraged.

Open captioning of the forum will be provided. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Include a description of the accommodation you will need. Also include a way we can contact you if we need more information. Last-minute
requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fill. Send an e-mail to [email protected] or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).

For further information, contact Krista Witanowski, Media Bureau, 202-418-2449.


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