On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, the FCC’s Media Bureau (“Bureau”) will host an all-day public workshop to discuss access to, and use of, the FCC’s commercial broadcast ownership data. As part of the Commission’s ongoing outreach efforts, the goal of this workshop is to assist individuals and organizations that wish to use and study the large amount of broadcast ownership data that is available to the public on the Commission’s website. Topics addressed in the workshop will include: relevant data that the FCC collects, how members of the public can access those data, and mechanisms for querying, studying, and visualizing the data, including in combination with data available from non-FCC sources.
Much of the workshop’s content will be technical in nature, and attendees will be encouraged to work through several examples during the event. Accordingly, attendees should bring their own laptop computers. To minimize computer-related challenges during the event, the Bureau will make relevant data available, along with additional information, in advance of the workshop.
The workshop will be held in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC Headquarters, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington DC, 20554. In light of the technological requirements for this event, we strongly encourage attendees to preregister by visiting https://www.fcc.gov/guides/form-323-workshop-registration. Further details regarding the workshop, including instructions for accessing and downloading workshop-related data and materials, will be announced by future public notice.
Audio/video coverage of the meeting will be broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC's web page at www.fcc.gov/live. The FCC’s webcast is free to the public.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please include a description of the accommodation you will need. Individuals making such requests must include their contact information should FCC staff need to contact them for more information. Requests should be made as early as possible. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau: 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).
For additional information, please contact Jake Riehm of the Bureau’s Industry Analysis Division at (202) 418-2166 or send an email to MBdataworkshop@fcc.gov.