FTC Workshop Begins Tomorrow: "From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?"

Media Advisory
WHAT: The Federal Trade Commission will hold a two-day workshop to explore how the Internet has affected journalism, with representatives from print, online, broadcast, and cable news organizations; academics; consumer advocates; bloggers; and others involved in new media. Participants include the Honorable Henry A. Waxman, Chairman, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corp., Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post, and Aneesh Chopra, Assistant to the President, Associate Director and Chief Technology Officer for the Office of Science and Technology of the Executive Office of the President of the United States. More information on the event, including the agenda, past news releases, public comments, a Federal Register notice, and updates after the event, can be found on this Web page: http://www.ftc.gov/opp/workshops/news/index.shtml
WHEN: Tuesday December 1, and Wednesday December 2, 2009
WHERE: FTC Conference Center
601 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

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FTC Headquarters, Room 532
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20580

The workshop will be webcast live and can be viewed at this link: http://htc-01.media.globix.net/COMP008760MOD1/ftc_web/FTCindex.html. The webcast will also be archived for viewing later.

Due to the large number of pre-registrants, we anticipate that the FTC's Conference Center will reach full capacity. Pre-registration does not guarantee seating, and attendees will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis with a photo ID starting at 8 a.m. each day.

Once the Conference Center is full, attendees will be directed to Room 532 located in the FTC Headquarters building at 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC, 20580.

This workshop can be discussed with others on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/ftcnews

PRESS CONTACT: Susan DeSanti
Director, Office of Policy Planning
202-326-2210
MEDIA CONTACT: Office of Public Affairs
202-326-2180

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