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Monday, April 16 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
The Fairness Doctrine: What Have we Learned 25 Years After its Demise?

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August 2012 will mark 25 years since the Fairness Doctrine was no longer enforced by the FCC. What’s happened over the past 25 years and what might happen over the next 25 years concerning electronic media content regulation. This panel will establish the history of the Fairness Doctrine, efforts to codify it and the future given current technology and social changes. Moderator: David Spiceland, Appalachian State University
Panelists: David Spiceland, Appalachian State University; The Unknown History of the Fairness Doctrine
Frank Aycock, Appalachian State University; The Fairness Doctrine and the Challenge of New Technologies
Richard Vogel, William Penn University; Do more sources mean better quality? Is fairness a function of gatekeepers in the age of new sources?
Fritz Messere, SUNY – Oswego; Does 24/7 news and entertainment spell the absolute end of the Fairness Doctrine?

Monday April 16, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm PDT
Conference Room 2

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