Diversity

The Federal Communications Commission has considered four aspects of diversity: 1) Viewpoint diversity ensures that the public has access to a wide range of diverse and antagonistic opinions and interpretations provided by opportunities for varied groups, entities and individuals to participate in the different phases of the broadcast industry; 2) Outlet diversity is the control of media outlets by a variety of independent owners; 3) Source diversity ensures that the public has access to information and programming from multiple content providers; and 4) Program diversity refers to a variety of programming formats and content.

FCC’s New Diversity Chair Lobbied Against Network Neutrality and Services for Minority Communities

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai selected Julia Johnson, president of a consulting firm called NetCommunications, to lead the FCC’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment, a group Chairman Pai said he establishe

Ellen Pao says it's time to 'shake out' people in tech who don't believe in inclusion

Ellen Pao has a message for Silicon Valley: It's time for the white male-dominated tech industry to "reset" itself.

Boxed In 2016-17: Women On Screen and Behind the Scenes in Television

For the last 20 years, Boxed In has tracked women’s representation in prime-time television. The project provides the most comprehensive historical record of women’s onscreen portrayals and behind-the-scenes employment available.

Smartphones help blacks, Hispanics bridge some – but not all – digital gaps with whites

Blacks and Hispanics remain less likely than whites to own a traditional computer or have high-speed internet at home, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in fall 2016.

Lawyers for fired Google programmer ask other employees to come forward

A law firm representing James Damore, who was fired from Google earlier in Aug for writing a controversial internal memo, is asking other former and current employees to come forward with “illegal employment practices” at Google.

Tech’s Swift Reaction To Hate Groups Was Years In The Making

While tech’s crackdown on violence-inciting white nationalist sites came rapidly following the turmoil in Virginia, it took years of cajoling by activists and advocates to get Silicon Valley ready for action.

Google Brand Remains Unscathed After Anti-Diversity Memo

Google was rocked by condemnation from both left and right after firing an employee who highlighted gender differences to explain women’s under-representation in tech.

AI Programs Are Learning to Exclude Some African-American Voices

Some artificial intelligence (AI) systems are learning to be prejudiced against some dialects.

The FCC must enforce standards that keep the web free and open

[Commentary] The internet is fundamental to economic opportunity, social action and innovation in the modern age.

President Trump and race: Decades of fueling divisions

From his first public controversy in the 1970s, when the federal government sued Trump and his father over discriminatory rental practices in their New York real estate empire, to the opening salvo in his 2016 presidential campaign, when he said t