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April 15, 2009
1:19 PM

CONTACT: Free Press

Josh Stearns, 413-585-1533 x204

Free Press Summit: Changing Media in D.C. on May 14

FCC Chairman Michael Copps and White House adviser Susan Crawford to keynote interactive event

WASHINGTON - April 15 - The Free Press Summit: Changing Media on May 14 in Washington, D.C., will feature keynote speeches by Acting Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Copps and Susan Crawford of President Barack Obama's National Economic Council. The one-day event will highlight the public interest policies that will reshape the future of the Internet, journalism and public media.

What: Free Press Summit: Changing Media When: Thursday, May 14, 2009, 9:30 a.m. -- 5 p.m. Where: Newseum, 6th St. and Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C. Register:

The Free Press Summit will feature a roundtable discussion with former FCC Chairmen Reed Hundt and Michael Powell, Jessica Rosenworcel, senior communications counsel of the Senate Commerce Committee, Ram Shriram, founder of Silicon Valley investment firm Sherpalo Ventures, and Ben Scott of Free Press.

The event will also introduce new Free Press research and policy proposals on how to respond to the crisis in journalism and achieve universal, affordable, high-speed Internet access. Event attendees will weigh in on these issues in small-group deliberations utilizing innovative, interactive technology.

The event is hosted by Free Press and its sole sponsor is the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Registration is free and open to the public, but space is very limited. To register, or find out more information, visit:


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