Agenda Set For FCC Noncomm Workshop
April 23, 2010 at 6:10 PM (PT)
The FCC has announced the agenda and panelists for next FRIDAY's "Future of Media and the Information Needs of Communities" workshop, "Public and Other Noncommercial Media in the Digital Era," to be held at Commission headquarters in WASHINGTON.
After opening remarks bu Chairman JULIUS GENACHOWSKI and his Senior Advisoe (and moderator) STEVE WALDMAN and RUTGERS LAW Professor ELLEN GOODMAN, the workshop will start with a taped address from FORD FOUNDATION President LUIS UNINAS and a live presentation by CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING Chair ERNEST WILSON as part of a "framing presentation," "A 1967 Moment... A Vision for Public Media."
The first panel is called "Varieties of Public and Noncommercial Media," presented by ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENTS IN RADIO President SUE SCHARDT, with CPB Pres./CEO PATRICIA HARRISON, HITN Founder/CEO JOSE LUIS RODRIGUEZ, J-LAB Exec. Dir. JAN SCHAFFER, NPR Pres./CEO VIVIAN SCHILLER (via remote video), and PBS "NEWSHOUR" Correspondent HARI SREENIVASAN.
A second panel on "Purposes of Public and Noncommercial Media" will feature PBS "FRONTLINE" Executive Producer DAVID FANNING, DUKE Professor JAMES T. HAMILTON, PBS President PAULA KERGER, THE FRE STATE FOUNDATION Pres. RANDOLPH J. MAY, and CHICAGO NEWS COOPERATIVE Editor/Co-Founder JAMES O'SHEA.
The third panel, "'New Platforms, Approaches and Structures," will include AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA's JOAQUIN ALVARADO, CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY's BILL BUZENBERG, NATIONAL FEDERATION OF COMMUNITY BROADCASTERS' MAXIE JACKSON III, PROMETHEUS RADIO PROJECT's NAN RUBIN, and PUBLIC RADIO EXCHANGE's JAKE SHAPIRO, with NPR DIGITAL MEDIA's KINSEY WILSON as "discussant."
A fourth panel, "New Strategies for Supporting Public and Noncommercial Media," will feature FREE PRESS' CRAIG AARON, the FORD FOUNDATION's ORLANDO BAGWELL, the CENTER FOR ECONOMIC AND POLICY RESEARCH's DEAN BAKER, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY's LEE BOLLINGER, and the NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION's STEVE COLL.
Finally, the "Communications and Regulatory Policy" panel will include NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS' ROD BATES, SRG's TERRY CLIFFORD, PUBLIC RADIO CAPITAL's SUSAN HARMON, BAY AREA VIDEO COALITION's KEN IKEDA, AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA's BILL KLING, and NATIONAL RELIGIOUS BROADCASTERS' CRAIG L. PARSHALL.