Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The FCC is coming to Los Angeles today to hear from the public on media ownership. Now is your chance to tell them whether large media companies are providing enough local coverage and diversity of voices in your community.

The L.A. hearing is the first -- and so far only -- official public hearing on media consolidation.

There will be an afternoon and an evening session -- with opportunities for public testimony at both:

FCC Hearing on Media Ownership (Part One)
1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Oct. 3, 2006
University of Southern California
Davidson Conference Center
Embassy Room
Los Angeles
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FCC Hearing on Media Ownership (Part Two)
6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m., Oct. 3, 2006
El Segundo High School
640 Main Street
El Segundo
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Come to either hearing -- and make sure the industry lobbyists don't fill up the seats. Or volunteer to help members of the public prepare their remarks.

Click here if you can volunteer.

News of Tribune Company's attempts to gut the newsroom at the Los Angeles Times illustrates how Big Media is failing to meet the needs of local communities. And now the FCC wants to change the rules to give Tribune, Clear Channel and News Corp. more control over local media.

The FCC has listened to Big Media lobbyists long enough. This is your chance to stand up for independent, local, diverse media.

Join us tomorrow at one of the hearings -- and make sure to get there early so you can make your voice heard.

See you there,

Amanda Ballantyne
Field Organizer
Free Press

P.S. To learn more about the October 3 hearings visit "Speak Out in L.A." at StopBigMedia.com: www.stopbigmedia.com/=lahearing

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