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News Conference Announcing Launch of the Cornerstone Project

FOR RELEASE: October 16, 2000

Contact: Richard T. Kaplar
The Media Institute
703-243-5700

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

NEWS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING LAUNCH
OF THE CORNERSTONE PROJECT

10 AM, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2000
NATIONAL PRESS CLUB
LISAGOR ROOM
WASHINGTON, D.C.

 

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:

  1. Brief overview of the Cornerstone Project by Media Institute President Patrick Maines

  2. Introduction of Cornerstone Advisory Council members* in the audience

  3. 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)

  4. Release of a new First Amendment paper by noted constitutional

    • scholar Robert Peck

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.