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Copps, Hundt and Powell to Appear at D.C. Event

Schiller, Crawford are also prominent at Free Press seminar; event is already sold out

Acting FCC Chairman Michael Copps and Susan Crawford of the National Economic Council, a presidential advisory board, will give keynote addresses at the “Free Press Summit: Changing Media” at the Newseum in Washington on May 14.

It’s an event with more big names. NPR President/CEO Vivian Schiller is also keynoting. Further, part of the seminar will be a roundtable moderated by Ray Suarez of “The NewsHour” and including former FCC Chairmen Reed Hundt and Michael Powell.

They will be joined by Jessica Rosenworcel, senior communication counsel to the Senate Commerce Committee, technology venture capital investor Ram Shriram of Verpalo Ventures and Ben Scott, policy director of Free Press.

The event will highlight “public interest policies that will reshape the future of the Internet, journalism and public media.”

Sponsoring is the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Free Press describes itself as a nonpartisan organization working to reform media.

The event is sold out but the organization is taking names for a waiting list.