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.

Protests against Google are postponed as culture wars roil Silicon Valley

Location:
Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, CA, United States

Plans to protest outside Google’s offices this weekend have been postponed, but conservatives are taking America’s culture wars directly to Silicon Valley, a place that was long insulated from political rancor but is now one of the most important ideological battlegrounds.

President Trump Gives White Supremacists an Unequivocal Boost

Location:
Trump Tower, 725 5th Ave, New York, NY, 10022, United States

President Donald Trump buoyed the white nationalist movement as no president has done in generations — equating activists protesting racism with the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who rampaged in Charlottesville. Never has he gone as far in defending their actions as he did during a wild, street-corner shouting match of a news conference in the gilded lobby of Trump Tower, angrily asserting that so-called alt-left activists were just as responsible for the bloody confrontation as marchers brandishing swastikas, Confederate battle flags, anti-Semitic banners and “Trump/Pence” signs.

Google protest just the start as far right targets Bay Area

Location:
Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, United States

In the wake of deadly protest violence in Charlottesville, the liberal Bay Area will find itself at the epicenter of conservative demonstrations beginning this weekend.

MacArthur Awards $5.7 Million to Support Nonfiction Media Makers From Diverse Backgrounds

Location:
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 140 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL, 60603-5285, United States

MacArthur announced $5.7 million in grants to seven organizations to support professional nonfiction media makers from diverse backgrounds.

Why I Was Fired by Google

Location:
Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, United States

I was fired by Google Aug 7 for a document that I wrote and circulated internally raising questions about cultural taboos and how they cloud our thinking about gender diversity at the company and in the wider tech sector.

Who’s Afraid of Sinclair Broadcasting?

Location:
Sinclair Broadcast Group, 10706 Beaver Dam Road, Hunt Valley, MD, 21030, United States

In a perplexing dance toward consensus, left and right have united to pour vinegar on Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s effort to add Tribune Media’s 42 television stations to the 173 it already owns.

The Culture Wars Have Come to Silicon Valley

Location:
Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, CA, United States

The culture wars that have consumed politics in the United States have now landed on Silicon Valley’s doorstep.

Tech’s sexism doesn’t stay in Silicon Valley. It’s in the products you use.

Location:
Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, CA, United States

What happens in Silicon Valley doesn’t stay in Silicon Valley. It comes into our homes and onto our screens, affecting all of us who use technology, not just those who make it.

Embracing Innovation and Diversity in Cybersecurity

Aug 11 2017 - 9:30am - 11:30am
Location:
New America, 740 15th Street NW Suite 900, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

Hispanic and African American News Media Fact Sheet

Location:
Pew Research Center, 1615 L Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

Many black-oriented newspapers – some more than a century old – have seen a slow decline in circulation in recent years, mirroring the overall decline in newspaper circulation. Both print and television Hispanic media, on the other hand, have enjoyed relative strength over the last decade, but that growth has now slowed.

Reps Pallone, Doyle Provide GOP Eight Witnesses For September Net Neutrality Hearing to Ensure Diverse Perspectives

Location:
House Commerce Committee, Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, United States

House Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-PA) wrote to Republican Committee leaders with a list of eight additional witnesses that they say should be added for the full committee hearing on the Federal Communications Commission’s network neutrality hearing.

How Facebook unevenly silences posts about discrimination, censoring important conversations, while often allowing racist content to remain

Location:
Facebook (new HQ), 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, United States

In making decisions about the limits of free speech, Facebook often fails the racial, religious and sexual minorities CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to protect.

Judge Tosses Racial Discrimination Suit Against CNN, Time Warner

Location:
CNN, 1 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA, 30303, United States

A Georgia federal judge dismissed a class-action racial discrimination lawsuit filed by one current and one former CNN employee against the network's parent company Time Warner.

Foundation Launched To Promote Content Diversity

Location:
Washington, DC, United States

A diverse group of stakeholders is launching a new foundation to help diverse content creators find distribution. The Creative Thread Foundation is billed as a "a non-profit organization focused on breaking down barriers of entry for underrepresented content creators and those working behind the scenes in media and entertainment."

Op-ed: Congress should pass a strong net neutrality law

Location:
National Black Chamber of Commerce, 4400 Jenifer St NW, Washington, DC, 20015, United States

Americans deserve a permanent, stable and evenhanded net neutrality law that protects our data and fair competition online. That is something that can only be accomplished by Congress, where bipartisan support clearly exists to make net neutrality the law of the land.

Net Neutrality: Vital for Muslims and Other Communities of Color

Jul 25 2017 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

A Facebook Live conversation exploring how an open and neutral web impacts Muslims and people of color. How will losing a neutral web negatively impact us? How have we been able to utilize an open web to our advantage?

Democrats more likely than Republicans to say online harassment is a major problem

Location:
Pew Research Center, 1615 L Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

Some 14% of US adults say they have been targeted for online harassment or abuse because of their political views, according to a new report from Pew Research Center. And while Republicans and Democrats are about equally likely to have been harassed online because of their political views (15% vs. 13%), there are some notable partisan differences in their views of the issue.

Seattle Wins National Awards for Digital Equity Efforts

Location:
National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, 2121 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA, 22314, United States

Seattle’s Information Technology Department has won two awards from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors for its efforts to foster digital inclusion within the city.

Since Trump’s Election, Increased Attention to Politics – Especially Among Women

Location:
Pew Research Center, 1615 L Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

Following the 2016 election, which had one of the largest gender gaps in history, women are more likely than men to say they are paying increased attention to politics.

Net Neutrality: The Social Justice Issue of Our Time

Location:
Public Knowledge, 1818 N Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

The internet plays a critical role in the dissemination of information and services specifically tailored for people of color and other marginalized groups, including LGBT people, because it provides the opportunity for us to tell our own stories and to organize for racial and social justice. That empowerment relies on an open internet and net neutrality.

How Newsrooms Help Destroy Black Lives

Location:
Free Press (DC), 501 Third Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States

“The pen is mightier than the sword.” It’s true. Every day I watch as journalists’ pens cut down Black lives. Last week in Bridgeport (CT), Aaron Tucker skipped the job interview he was traveling to and instead jumped from a city bus to save a stranger from a burning car — only to be referred to as an “ex-con” in a CBS News headline.

Appalachian Ohio-West Virginia Connectivity Summit

Jul 18 2017 - 8:30am - 8:00pm
Location:
Washington State Community College, 710 Colegate Dr, Marietta, OH, 45750, United States

The Appalachian Ohio-West Virginia Connectivity Summit is bringing together key players from across the country to brainstorm strategies for bringing broadband access to our rural communities.

So this one time at a journalism conference…

Location:
USA, United States

Journalism has a class problem. We know this.

Low Income Devices and Connectivity

Aug 10 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
MN, United States

Blandin Community Broadband Program webinars are designed to provide rural Minnesota leaders with information they can use to help transform their communities into tech savvy places to live, work and visit. Communities serious about attracting tourists, new businesses, entrepreneurs and young people must consider technology and Internet access as an essential amenity for community economic growth and vibrancy.

Leave No One Unconnected

Jul 11 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
MN, United States

Blandin Community Broadband Program webinars are designed to provide rural Minnesota leaders with information they can use to help transform their communities into tech savvy places to live, work and visit. Communities serious about attracting tourists, new businesses, entrepreneurs and young people must consider technology and Internet access as an essential amenity for community economic growth and vibrancy.

GAO: Some progress on Lifeline reform, but much still to do

Location:
American Enterprise Institute (AEI), 1150 Seventeenth Street, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

The Government Accountability Office issued a blistering report on the Federal Communications Commission’s efforts to assist low-income families.

More than 1,000 income-subsidized housing units in San Francisco are getting free gigabit internet

Location:
Hunters Point East West, 786 Jerrold Ave , San Francisco, CA, 94124, United States

When residents at San Francisco’s Hunters Point East and West low-income, federally-subsidized housing complex went online, many had access to free gigabit speed internet for the first time.

RTDNA Research: Women and minorities in newsrooms

Location:
Radio Television Digital News Association, 529 14th Street, NW The National Press Building, Washington, DC, 20045, United States

The latest RTDNA/Hofstra University Annual Survey finds the minority workforce in TV news rose to 24.4%. That’s up more than a full point from a year ago… and is the second highest level ever in TV news.

FCC 'Lifeline' Program Opponents Wage War on the Poor

Location:
Free Press (DC), 501 Third Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States

In its analysis of data from 2012 through 2014, the Government Accountability Office was unable to confirm the eligibility of 30 percent of Lifeline users it examined. Opponents hail this finding as proof of widespread fraud.

Why I’m devoting a year to helping black newspapers survive

Location:
Richmond, VA, United States

In 2016, Pew's "State of the Media" report noted a circulation decline at “a handful of historically prominent black papers.” But that decline is not uniform.

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