Out of Thin Air: The Challenges of Media Regulation
in the Era of Technological Convergence

February 9

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

With the digital television transition well under way, the Internet reaching a new stage of cultural and political centrality, the music and video industries evolving to satisfy new and ubiquitous distribution channels, and satellite, wireless and personal communications devices offering a panoply of new services, most Americans face a new reality in how they receive information, interact with government, and communicate with each other. But have legislation and regulation kept up with the technological times? Has government done enough to help those who have been left behind? Have efforts to bridge the digital divide worked?

Sponsored by the Program on Law and Government
Contact: Maryam Ahranjani, mahranjani@wcl.american.edu