News Conference Announcing Launch of the Cornerstone Project
FOR RELEASE: October 16, 2000
Contact: Richard T. Kaplar
The Media Institute
NEWS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING LAUNCH
OF THE CORNERSTONE PROJECT
10 AM, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2000
NATIONAL PRESS CLUB
The Media Institute will hold a news conference kicking off its Cornerstone Project on Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 10 am in the Lisagor Room of the National Press Club in Washington (14th and F Sts., N.W.).
The Cornerstone Project is a national three-year program celebrating the First Amendment. It will include various public education and awareness components including public service announcements and ads, exhibits, books, publications, and a national symposium in Washington.
News conference agenda:
Brief overview of the Cornerstone Project by Media Institute President Patrick Maines
Introduction of Cornerstone Advisory Council members* in the audience
Brief comments by senior representatives of the four Founding Sponsors --
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
Newspaper Association of America (NAA)
American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA)
Magazine Publishers of America (MPA)
Release of a new First Amendment paper by noted constitutional
If possible, please let us know if you can attend by calling Susanna Coto or Rick Kaplar at 202-298-7512 by Oct. 27. Refreshments will be served.
* Cornerstone Advisory Council Members: American Library Association; American Society of Magazine Editors; American Society of Newspaper Editors; Association of American Publishers; Freedom of Expression Foundation; Media Coalition; Radio-Television News Directors Association; Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press; Society of Professional Journalists; The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression.