Public Forum on Proposed FCC Rules Changes
Tuesday, February 18, 2003
9:00 a.m. (all day event)
USC Davidson Conference Center
USC will host a forum on proposed Federal Communication Commission changes to current rules governing media ownership. FCC commissioners, including Michael J. Copps, have been invited and are expected to participate, along with leaders from industry, labor, and the academic community. USC Annenberg's Center for communication Law and Policy, operated in partnership with the USC School of Law, is sponsoring the forum, which is open to the public. Center director Sandra Ortiz was quoted in a January 15 Los Angeles Times article, expressing concern about the impact the proposed rules changes may have on local communities. "When local broadcast news programs disappear or fail to meet their community's needs, the public's 1st Amendment rights are compromised," she said.
These events are free and open to the public. To RSVP, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with 'RSVP:FCC_Forum' in the subject line, or call
213-740-5658. Secure parking is available on campus for . For parking information and directions visit http://www.usc.edu/info/maps/