The Sinclair-Tribune Merger & the Future of Media Ownership

November 9, 2017 —

Live debate and discussion with company insiders and industry experts, presented by Georgetown Law’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy 

WASHINGTON – Representatives from Sinclair Broadcast Group and the Tribune Corporation will join a live debate and moderated discussion on the proposed merger between the two media powerhouses at the Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday, Nov. 15.


Georgetown Law’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy presents a live debate on whether Sinclair and Tribune should be allow to merge in a deal that would form the nation’s largest group of television stations. The debate will be followed by a broader panel discussion on whether media ownership rules matter in the internet age.



David Goodfriend, President of Goodfriend Government Affairs; Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law

Jerald Fritz, Executive Vice President for Strategic & Legal Affairs at ONE Media


Moderator: Gigi Sohn, Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Technology Law & Policy at Georgetown Law; former Counselor to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

Rebecca Hanson, Senior Vice President / Strategy and Policy, Sinclair Broadcast Group

Eddie Lazarus, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Tribune Corporation

Andrew Jay Schwartzman, Benton Senior Counselor at Georgetown Law’s Institute for Public Representation (in the Technology and Communications Practice Group)

Carmen Scurato, Director for Policy and Legal Affairs, National Hispanic Media Coalition

Jim Winston, President, National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters


Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.


The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
First Street Northeast
Room 200/201
Washington, DC 20515


Tanya Weinberg
Director of Media Relations - Georgetown Law
202-662-9694.o | 202-577-7827.m


Jaclyn Diaz
Media Relations Manager - Georgetown Law
202-661-6785.o | 202-590-7671.m

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