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At FTC, Experts Address The Troubled State Of Journalism and the Internet

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WASHINGTON, December 1, 2009 – Experts from the private sector, nonprofit groups and the government gathered Tuesday at the Federal Trade Commission for the start of a two-day workshop focused on the troubled state of the media industry and how the business models will change going forward.

“Since the beginning of our Republic, journalism has been essential to making democracy work,” FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz said (PDF) in opening remarks. His point is largely agreed upon by many involved in discussions centered around the media. But there is not a consensus on how media business models will evolve down the road or on whether the government should become more involved in the industry.

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Will A National Broadband Strategy Solve the Crisis in Journalism?

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WASHINGTON, May 18, 2009 – The United States desperately needs a national broadband strategy, agreed a wide range of telecommunications experts, speaking last week at a conference on “Changing Media” at the Newseum in Washington.

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Blogs and New Media Playing Central Role in Presidential Politics

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June 11 – Technology and being connected on the Internet are playing a central role in the upcoming election, a panel of new media-style journalists and campaign operatives said Wednesday.

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Dan Rather Slams Press as 'Spineless' at Media Reform Conference

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Media consolidation has led the American media to become spineless and insipid because they no longer believe that the media are organs of the public trust, said former CBS News anchor Dan Rather.

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