Corporate Media & The Public Interest

Corporate Media & The Public Interest

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Corporate Media & The Public Interest
6/5/2013---As media monopolies grow and the fate of the Los Angeles Times remains uncertain, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Reed Hundt, Center for Governmental Studies CEO Tracy Westen, and veteran Los Angeles Times reporters Kevin Roderick and Henry Weinstein discuss the future of the public airwaves. While at the FCC Hundt was guided by two principles: to make decisions based on the public interest and to write fair rules of competition for the communications sector. Tracy Westen is CEO of the Center for Governmental Studies, which develops model laws and media solutions to improve governance and civic engagement. Roderick is the creator and publisher of the award-winning website LA Observed. Weinstein teaches media law at the UC Irvine School of Law.

As media monopolies grow and the fate of the Los Angeles Times remains uncertain, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Reed Hundt, Center for Governmental Studies CEO Tracy Westen, and veteran Los Angeles Times reporters Kevin Roderick and Henry Weinstein discuss the future of the public airwaves. While at the FCC Hundt was guided by two principles: to make decisions based on the public interest and to write fair rules of competition for the communications sector. Tracy Westen is CEO of the Center for Governmental Studies, which develops model laws and media solutions to improve governance and civic engagement. Roderick is the creator and publisher of the award-winning website LA Observed. Weinstein teaches media law at the UC Irvine School of Law.

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