Media Ownership: and Political Discourse Implications for Minorities and Women

Media Ownership and Political Discourse: Implications for Minorities and Women

4-6 p.m.
November 14, 2005

Howard University

Screening Room West, School of Communications

(located in C.B. Powell Building)

525 Bryant Street, NW

Washington, DC 20059


Janine Jackson, M.A., New York City
Program Director, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), and
producer/host of FAIR's syndicated radio program CounterSpin
"Is there diversity in today's media marketplace of ideas?"

Deborah A. Lathen, Esq., Washington, D.C.
Former Senior Executive, Federal Communications Commission
"Why should we care? The historical role of minority media in political discourse"

David Honig, Esq., Washington, D.C.
Executive Director, Minority Media and Telecommunications Council
"The Prometheus case and its possibilities"

Ben Scott, doctoral candidate (U. of Ill.), Washington, D.C.
Policy Director, Free Press
"Organizing for media in the public interest"

Chanelle Hardy, Esq., Washington, D.C.
Lead Advocate, Minority Media Ownership Project, Consumer Union
"Mobilizing minority voices and action to improve media policy and content"

Panel moderator:

Dr. Carolyn M. Byerly,
Associate professor, Graduate Program in Mass Communication and Media Studies,
Department of Journalism, Howard University

The event is hosted by the doctoral seminar in Political Communication (Graduate Program in Mass Communication and Media Studies), and the Department of Journalism, John H. Johnson School of Communications. The event is made possible through a grant from the Howard University Fund for Academic Excellence.

Questions? Call 202-806-5121