Free Press hosts the National Conference for Media Reform, June 6-8 in Minneapolis. From the press release:
We're at an important point in the history of the media -- a point where the decentralized Internet and the centralized media are finally meeting head on," said Tim Wu, Columbia Law professor and chair of the Free Press board of directors. "This conference is part of a movement to make sure that this time around the public interest is preserved."Other notable speakers throughout the weekend will include legendary PBS journalist Bill Moyers, former CBS News anchor Dan Rather, Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post, and former talk-show host Phil Donahue.
The three-day event will include nearly 75 panels, workshops and films -- plus keynote speeches and appearances from policymakers and technology experts like Lawrence Lessig of Stanford Law, Craig Newmark of craigslist, Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), FCC Commissioners Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein, and many more.