The FCC is coming to Phoenix to talk about the dynamic media landscape and how communities can get the news they need.
The Federal Communications Commission will hold a field hearing in Phoenix on October 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m at the First Amendment Forum of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University (555 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004).
The hearings will be held by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, FCC Commissioner Micheal J. Copps, and Steve Waldman of the FCC Working Group on the Information Needs of Communities, according to a press release from the FCC.
The topic of discussion will be “the recommendations of the recently released staff-level report on the current state of the media landscape.” The report is called “Information Needs of Communities: The Changing Media Landscape in a Broadband Age.” You can read it here.
The report “describes tremendous innovation in the media landscape but also identifies critical gaps, including a shortage of local news reporting. The report also offers recommendations for government, nonprofit players and entrepreneurs.”
At the hearings the FCC officials “will hear from journalists, academics, businesses, and the public about innovating and strengthening news and information-gathering and reporting to meet citizen needs.” The Chronicle will be there to ask them about the future of Low-Power FM radio stations in Arizona and across the country.