Center for American Progress Action

MEDIA ADVISORY: Local Media Diversity Matters to All Americans
Press Advisory

MEDIA ADVISORY: Local Media Diversity Matters to All Americans

Washington, DC – Tomorrow, Congressman Becerra will discuss the important role Congress will play in ensuring the FCC meets its responsibilities.

As the Federal Communications Commission revisits its media ownership rules, it must consider the impact of media consolidation on the opportunities for democratic deliberation of all Americans. The Center for American Progress Action Fund will also present a new progressive proposal on how the FCC should measure local media diversity and why it is important.

Featured Panelists:
Robert Entman, J.B. and Maurice Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University
Philip M. Napoli, Director of the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center, Fordham University
Federico Subervi, Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Texas State University-San Marcos

Moderated by:
Mark Lloyd, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Keynote Speaker: Congressman Xavier Becerra, (D-CA)

Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Program: 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Admission is free.
Lunch will be served at noon.

Rayburn House Office Building
Room B-340 (in the basement)
Washington, DC 20515
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