Friday, June 24, 2005, 10 am - 12 pm
The National Press Club
PowerPoint presentation by Adam Thierer available here.
Read the Press Releases here and here
Are media companies in this country too big? How big is "too big"? Is the media diverse enough and competitive enough today? And what relationship, if any, does media size have to the health of our democracy? These are the questions Adam Thierer, Director of The Progress & Freedom Foundation's Center for Digital Media Freedom, explores in Media Myths: Making Sense of the Debate over Media Ownership . The bound book is available for purchase from PFF, and a PDF version of it is available on the PFF web site under a Creative Commons license.
Thierer discussed the book and its themes at a forum hosted by The Progress & Freedom Foundation. Former FCC Commissioner Susan Ness was also on hand to discuss the book's themes with Thierer and address the role the federal government plays as a regulator of media.