Hearings

JEC HEARING: "The Future of Newspapers: The Impact on the Economy and Democracy”

Sep 24 2009 7:00 AM

 

Washington D.C. – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Chair of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) will convene a hearing to examine contraction in the newspaper industry, the economic impact of the changing media landscape, as well as the future of the industry at large.  The hearing entitled, “The Future of Newspapers: The Impact on the Economy and Democracy,” will take place Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 10:00 am in room 210 of the Cannon House Office Building.  Over the past year, dozens of daily newspapers have shut down their presses creating a ripple effect through communities, having consequences for local economies, and removing a critical check on government accountability and corruption.  Witnesses will discuss funding alternatives for the print media and the outlook for the industry.

 

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