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Released: September 15, 2011

NEWS
Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:

September 15, 2011
Neil Grace, 202-418-0506
Email: neil.grace@fcc.gov
***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI AND COMMISSIONER MICHAEL COPPS

TO ATTEND HEARING ON "THE INFORMATION NEEDS OF COMMUNITIES"

IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Washington, DC On October 3, 2011, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius
Genachowski will attend a field hearing on the recommendations of the recently released staff-level report
on the current state of the media landscape. The report, titled "Information Needs of Communities: The
Changing Media Landscape in a Broadband Age" was delivered to the FCC in June 2011.
The report describes tremendous innovation in the media landscape but also identifies critical gaps,
including a shortage of local news reporting. The report also offers recommendations for government,
nonprofit players and entrepreneurs. At this hearing, Chairman Genachowski and Commissioner Copps
will hear from journalists, academics, businesses, and the public about innovating and strengthening news
and information-gathering and reporting to meet citizen needs.

WHO:

Julius Genachowski

, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

Michael J. Copps

, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

Steve Waldman,

Chair, FCC Working Group on the Information Needs of Communities

WHEN:

Monday, October 3, 2011
9:00AM-11:30AM

WHERE:

Arizona State University First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications
555 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004

MEDIA:

For media inquiries or interview requests, please contact FCC Press Secretary Neil Grace
at neil.grace@fcc.gov or (202) 418-0506.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please e-mail
fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-
418-0432 (TTY) with your contact information, should FCC staff need to contact you, and a detailed
description of the accommodation you require. Requests should be made as early as possible, as last
minute requests may be impossible to fulfill.
-FCC-

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