As the Federal Communications Commission revisits its media ownership rules, it must consider the impact of media consolidation on the opportunities for democratic deliberation of all Americans. Congressman Becerra will discuss the important role Congress will play in ensuring the FCC meets its responsibilities. The Center for American Progress will present a new progressive proposal on how the FCC should measure local media diversity and why it is important.
Congressman Xavier Becerra, (D-CA)
Robert Entman, J.B. and Maurice Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University
Philip M. Napoli, Director of the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center, Fordham University
Federico Subervi, Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Texas State University-San Marcos
Mark Lloyd, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Lunch will be served at noon.