Tonight: New York City Hearing on Media Diversity 10/19/06

Tonight is your chance to tell Washington policymakers how well the media are serving your community.

Please join the National Hispanic Media Coalition, National Latino Media Council, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, National Institute for Latino Policy, R.E.A.C.Hip-Hop, Free Press and many others at a “Public Hearing on the Future of Media Diversity” in New York City with Federal Communications Commissioners Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein.

Here are the details:

Public Hearing on the Future of Media Diversity
Thursday, Oct. 19
6:00 p.m.
Hunter College
Kaye Playhouse
East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues
New York City

Now that the FCC is again considering sweeping changes to the nation’s media ownership rules, it’s critical for you to make your voice heard.

This forum — which is free and open to the public — is a rare chance to participate directly in creating media policies that serve the public interest. The event will feature an open microphone session for you to offer testimony on media issues directly to the FCC Commissioners.

There will also be a series of panel discussions on how media concentration affects communities of color with Betty Ellen Berlamino, vice president/general manager, WPIX-TV; Arlene Davila, professor, New York University; Juan Gonzalez, columnist, Daily News; Mona Mangan, executive director, Writer’s Guild of America East; and Anthony Riddle, executive director, Alliance for Community Media.

Click here for more information

I hope you’ll join us tonight. Please let all your friends and neighbors know about this special event.

See you there,

Timothy Karr
Campaign Director
Free Press

P.S. Watch this morning’s Democracy Now! segment on the hearing and read NAHJ’s Network Brownout Report.

P.P.S. Several Free Press staff members will be in New York City for today’s Town Meeting. Please stop by and introduce yourself.

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