As part of its 2010 review of media ownership rules, the Federal Communications Commission will hold a public hearing on the impact of media consolidation and technological innovation on journalism on Friday, May 21, in Stanford.
Panelists for the public workshop include:
- Tim Westergren, founder, Pandora Music;
- Eddy W. Hartenstein, publisher and CEO, Los Angeles Times;
- Jim Joyce, president, National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians;
- and vice president, Communications Workers of America and
- Alan Mutter, media analyst.
The full agenda can be found here: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-298195A1.pdf
The FCC said in a press release that it is evaluating its media ownership rules in the context of ongoing growth and innovation in online news access. The ownership rules govern the number of outlets that can be owned by a single company in a single media market. The rules are intended to encourage a diversity of voices and opinions and to minimize media consolidation.