Genachowski and Copps In Phoenix, Arizona
Federal Communications Commission
News Media Information 202 / 418-0500445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, D. C. 20554
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 27, 2011
Neil Grace, 202-418-0506
FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI AND COMMISSIONER MICHAEL COPPS
TO ATTEND EVENT ON "THE INFORMATION NEEDS OF COMMUNITIES"
IN PHOENIX, ARIZONAWashington, DC On October 3, 2011, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius
Genachowski will attend a field event 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 event, 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. To read the report, visit
Monday, October 3, 2011
9:00AM-11:30AM Pacific Time
Julius Genachowski, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Michael J. Copps, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
Steven Waldman,Chair, FCC Working Group on the Information Needs of
William Lake, Chief of FCC Media Bureau
PANELISTS: Jonathan Blake, Senior Counsel, Covington & Burling, LLC, on behalf of Barrington,
Belo, Dispatch, Gannett, Hearst, Post-Newsweek, and Raycom
Susan Crawford, Professor, Cardozo Law School
Kevin Davis,CEO and Executive Director, Investigative News Network
Greg Dawson, Vice President of News, NBC7 San Diego
Leonard Downie, Jr.,Weil Family Professor of Journalism, Walter Cronkite School of
Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University
Paul Giguere, President and CEO, National Association of Public Affairs Networks
Retha Hill, Executive Director of the New Media Innovation Lab, Walter Cronkite
School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University
Jason Klein, President and CEO, Newspaper National Network
Craig Parshall, SVP and General Counsel, National Religious Broadcasters
Nicol Turner Lee, Vice President and Director, Media and Technology Institute for the
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Laura Walker, President and CEO, New York Public Radio (WNYC)
Coriell Wright, Policy Counsel, Free Press
WHERE:Arizona State University
Floor 6, Channel Eight, Arizona PBS Studio A
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
ONLINE:The event will be webcast on www.fcc.gov/live. Audience members watching online may
submit questions to panelists by e-mailing email@example.com or on Twitter using the
MEDIA:For media inquiries, please contact FCC Press Secretary Neil Grace at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 418-0506.
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minute requests may be impossible to fulfill.
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