For Immediate Release
February 28, 2011

Laurel MacLeod





NASHVILLE, TN – Join us at 10:30 a.m. today, when the Executive Leadership of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) will officially open the 68th annual Convention & Exposition at a press conference in Governors Chamber D at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.

Dr. Frank Wright, NRB President & CEO, will discuss the current media landscape both domestically and globally. He will also highlight the legislative and regulatory landscape in Washington, D.C., discussing new NRB Board Resolutions related to specific pieces of legislation, as well as general Resolutions that highlight the philosophical direction of the association.

Bill Skelton, outgoing Chairman of NRB, will introduce the newly elected Chairman along with announcing the slate of new Board Members and Executive Committee Members. Skelton will also make a special announcement regarding NRB’s new Ben Armstrong Center for Media Freedom, and the establishment of the Billy Graham Award for Excellence in Christian Communications.

Craig Parshall, NRB Senior Vice President & General Counsel will address the legal landscape and potential threats against Christian communicators. He will specifically preview the findings of NRB’s John Milton Project for Religious Free Speech, which is examining the policies and practices of “new media” platforms like Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter, web applications like Apple’s iPhone apps, and the larger Internet service providers. Parshall will give a startling glimpse of the potential threat of viewpoint discrimination against Christian ideas on social networks and new media technology.

About The NRB Convention
The annual Convention & Exposition is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of nearly 300 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their ministries. NRB 2011 is being held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 26 – March 1, 2011. For registration and other Convention information go to:

About NRB
The National Religious Broadcasters Association (NRB) is the preeminent association of Christian communicators working to keep the doors of electronic media open for the spread of the Gospel, which promotes standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability. NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. NRB is a non-partisan international association of Christian communicators, representing millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. 
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