The Federal Trade Commission held a series of workshops to explore how the Internet has affected journalism. The event was free and open to the public. The workshop assembled representatives from print, online, broadcast and cable news organizations, academics, consumer advocates, bloggers, and other new media representatives.
Updates regarding the workshops, including agendas and panelists will be posted on this webpage, or can be accessed via RSS Feed from this webpage. Questions about the workshops can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need an accommodation related to a disability, please call Carrie McGlothin at 202-326-3388. Such requests should include a detailed description of the accommodations needed and a way to contact you if we need more information.
NOTE: Those planning to attend should arrive early as there is limited seating. The event will also be webcast.
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Opening Remarks of Chairman Jon Leibowitz, “Creative Destruction” or Just “Destruction”, How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Rupert Murdoch, Chairman & CEO, News Corporation
Mark Contreras, Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee, The Newspaper Association of America; Senior Vice President/Newspapers, E.W. Scripps Co.
Ken Doctor, Media Analyst, Outsell
Lem Lloyd, Vice President, Channel Sales, Yahoo!
Josh Cohen, Senior Business Product Manager, Google News
Mike Bloxham, Director of Insight and Research, Center for Media Design, Ball State U niversity
Susan Athey, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
David Evans, Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School; Managing Director, LECG
Remarks of Honorable Henry A. Waxman, Representative, 30th Congressional District, California, United States House of Representatives
Matthew Gentzkow, Professor of Economics, Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
Eric Newton, Vice President, Journalism Program, Knight Foundation
Bill Buzenberg, Executive Director, The Center for Public Integrity
Reed Hundt, Principal, REH Advisors & Former Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Lisa George, Assistant Professor of Economics
Bill Densmore, Vice President, Director & Co-Founder, CircLabs Inc.
Request for Comments
The Commission invites interested persons to submit written comments on issues related to the questions posed in the Federal Register Notice. In addition, any interested person may submit written comments on any of the topics addressed during the workshops.
Comments should refer to “News Media Workshop – Comment, Project No. P091200” and be submitted according to the instructions below.
To File Electronically:
Comments filed in electronic form should be submitted by using the following weblink: https://public.commentworks.com/ftc/newsmediaworkshop and following the instructions on the web-based form.
To File in Paper Form:
A comment filed in paper form should include “News Media Workshop – Comment, Project No. P091200” both in the text and on the envelope, and mail or deliver two copies to the following address:
Federal Trade Commission/Office of the Secretary
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Room H-135 (Annex F)
Washington, DC 20580
Because postal mail in the Washington area and at the Commission is subject to delay, please consider submitting your comments in electronic form, as described above. The FTC requests that you send any comment by courier or overnight service, if possible.
To Request Confidential Treatment:
Comments containing material for which confidential treatment is requested must be filed in paper form, must be clearly labeled “Confidential,” and must comply with Commission Rule 4.9(c). Comments should not include any sensitive personal information, such as an individual’s Social Security Number; date of birth; driver’s license number or other state identification number or foreign country equivalent; passport number; financial account number; or credit or debit card number. Comments also should not include any sensitive health information, such as medical records and other individually identifiable health information.