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For Immediate Release

Liz Rose, Communications Director, 202-265-1490 x 32

Senator Dorgan, FCC's Clyburn to Headline Free Press Policy Summit

Event to explore future of the Internet, public media and journalism with leading thinkers from BBC, PBS, NPR, Huffington Post


Free Press will host its second annual policy
summit, Free Press Summit: Ideas to Action, on Tuesday,
May 11, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

The summit will feature Senator Byron Dorgan,
(D-N.D.), FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn; BBC
Director of Policy and Strategy John Tate; journalists Farai
and Jose Antonio Vargas; Frontline
Executive Producer David Fanning; Josh Silver
of Free Press; and Jehmu Greene of the Women's Media
Center, among others.

At the event, Free Press will release a new policy paper on
how to create a world-class public media system in the United States.
Interactive breakout sessions with policymakers, leading thinkers and
community organizers will examine ways to build "informed communities"
throughout the country.

Members of the media interested in attending the summit
should RSVP to Jenn Ettinger at 202-265-1490 x35, or by e-mail at


When: Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Where: The Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The free, one-day event is supported by the John S. and
James L. Knight Foundation.

For more information, visit:

Free Press was created to give people a voice in the crucial decisions that shape our media. We believe that positive social change, racial justice and meaningful engagement in public life require equitable access to technology, diverse and independent ownership of media platforms, and journalism that holds leaders accountable and tells people what's actually happening in their communities.

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