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CONTACT: Mike Wendy
May 11, 2010
(202) 969-2957
PFF Hosts "Can Government Help Save the Press?"
May 20th Event to Discuss Government's Role in the Future of Media

WASHINGTON D.C. — On May 20th, The Progress & Freedom Foundation will hold a briefing entitled, "Can Government Help Save the Press?" The event will examine government's proper role in assisting struggling media outlets, promoting "hard news" and "public interest" programming, among other matters. The briefing will kick-off with a keynote presentation from Ellen P. Goodman, noted media scholar and FCC official leading the agency's "Future of Media" proceeding. A panel discussion will then follow, with leading experts addressing a wide-range of proposals designed to have government prop-up today's challenged media landscape.

What: "Can Government Help Save the Press?" — A PFF event to discuss government's role in the future of media.
When: Thursday, May 20
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Where: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
International Gateway Room, Mezzanine Level
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
Who: Ellen P. Goodman, Visiting Scholar, Federal Communications Commission's Future of Media team

Charlie Firestone, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program

Kurt Wimmer, Partner, Covington & Burling

Adam Thierer, President, The Progress & Freedom Foundation (moderator)

To Register: Space is limited, so an RSVP is required to attend. Please register here. Event questions and media inquiries should be directed to Mike Wendy at

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.



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