FCC commissioners headed to Atlanta media forum


Just what are the needs of American citizens in the current media landscape? A panel is convening in Atlanta GA to try to figure that out, hosted by US Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and featuring remarks of Democratic FCC commissioners Michael Copps and Mignon Clyburn. An outreach specialist from CBS Radio will also be on hand.

The panel will include representatives from numerous media, and although Mo Ivory of CBS is the only representative of the commercial broadcast world, two noncom broadcasters will be on hand. The citizens of Atlanta are also listed as both attendees and participants.

The session will be held at Georgia Tech Research Institute on Thursday 12/1/11, from 5PM-8PM.

Here is the full roster of panelists:
* Eric Celeste, Editor-in-Chief, Alternative Weekly Creative Loafing
* Sage Crump, Art is Change, Black Voices for Internet Freedom
* Heather Gray, President of Radio Free Georgia Broadcasting Foundation WRFG
* Mo Ivory, Director Political and Community Outreach, CBS Radio
* Hank Klibanoff, former Managing Editor at AJC, Journalism professor at Emory University
* Shawn McIntosh, Public Editor for the Atlanta Journal Constitution
* Denene Millner, former political reporter, creator of the blog Mybrownbaby.com
* Ed Price, Research Director-Interactive Media Technology Center at Georgia Tech
* Joe Torres, Author, “News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media”
* John Weatherford, COO Public Broadcasting Atlanta