For Immediate Release
Timothy Karr, 201-533-8838
Tomorrow: Michael Copps, Vivian Schiller, Susan Crawford to Keynote Free Press Summit
Event to highlight public interest policies on Internet, journalism and public media
What: Free Press Summit: Changing Media
When: Tomorrow, May 14, 2009, 9:30 a.m. -- 5 p.m.
Where: Newseum, 6th St. and Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C.
*** The Free Press Summit will be streamed live at http://www.freepress.net/summit
The one-day event will highlight the policies to reshape the future
of the Internet, journalism and public media. Free Press will also
release a new book, Changing Media: Public Interest Policies for the Digital Age. The full agenda is included below.
9:45 a.m. Welcome to the Free Press Summit
- Josh Silver, Free Press
- Alberto Ibargüen, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
10:15 a.m. Changing Media: Public Interest Policies for the Digital Age
- S. Derek Turner, Free Press, discussing Dismantling Digital Deregulation: Toward a National Broadband Strategy
- Craig Aaron, Free Press, discussing Saving the News: Toward a National Journalism Strategy
11:00 a.m. Morning Keynote
- Michael J. Copps, Acting FCC Chairman
11:45 a.m. A View from the White House
- Introduction: Tim Wu, Free Press
- Susan Crawford, President Barack Obama's National Economic Council
12:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussion on Changing Media
- Ray Suarez, The NewsHour (moderator)
- Reed Hundt, Former FCC Chairman
- Michael Powell, Former FCC Chairman
- Jessica Rosenworcel, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- Ben Scott, Free Press
- Ram Shriram, Sherpalo Ventures
1:00 p.m. Interactive Discussion: The Future of the Internet
2:15 p.m. Afternoon Keynote
- Introduction: Alexandra Russell, Free Press
- Vivian Schiller, National Public Radio
2:30 p.m. Interactive Discussion: The Crisis in Journalism
3:30 p.m. Interactive Discussion: Public Media's Moment
4:45 p.m. Closing the Free Press Summit
For more information about the Free Press Summit: Changing Media, visit http://www.freepress.net/summit
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