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.

President Trump joked Pence 'wants to hang' all gay people

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States

President Donald Trump once joked that Vice President Mike Pence “wants to hang” all gay people, The New Yorker reported.

The Hidden History of America’s “Code Girls”

Oct 17 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Location:
New America, 740 15th Street NW Suite 900, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

Join Liza Mundy and contemporary technologists to consider the hidden lives of heroic Americans and what their stories tell us about women in computer science today.

Women are more concerned than men about gender discrimination in tech industry

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

Women in the US are substantially more likely than men to say gender discrimination is a major problem in the technology industry, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in July and August.

New York Times announces new gender editor

Location:
New York Times, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY, 10018, United States

The New York Times has created a "gender editor" position, naming former Newsweek editor Jessica Bennett to the new role.

Reps Coleman, Cleaver: Twitter must address ‘racism and bigotry’ — or else face regulation

Location:
Capitol Building, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002, United States

Reps Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) and Emanual Cleaver (D-MO), two black lawmakers, sharply rebuked Twitter this week for serving as “an avenue to spread racism and bigotry” — and threatened regulation if the tech industry as a whole doesn’t identify and suspend the accounts behind those messages.

Ajit Pai Is Preserving A World Where The Digital Divide, And ISP Profits, Can Grow

Location:
The New School, 66 W 12th St, New York, NY, 10011, United States

The Federal Communications Commission Chairman, Ajit Pai, a former Verizon lawyer, has spoken eloquently about the “digital divide” and his commitment to resolving it. His solution? Creating the same market conditions that fueled the divide in the first place.

Wired: Connecting Equity to a Universal Broadband Strategy

Location:
Roosevelt Institute, 570 Lexington Ave, New York, NY, 10022, United States

In this case study, we argue that barriers to broadband access, one aspect of the digital divide for low income communities of color, stem from a myriad of factors including deregulation of the telecommunications industry and a history of segregation of and disinvestment in neighborhoods of color.

Black and Latino representation in Silicon Valley has declined, study shows

Location:
Ascend Foundation, 247 West 30th Street, New York, NY, 10001, United States

Black and Latino representation has declined in Silicon Valley, and although Asians are the most likely to be hired, they are the least likely to be promoted, according to a new study exposing persistent racial prejudice in the tech industry.

Black lawmaker Rep Robin Kelly presses Facebook to stop racially charged Russian ads

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

Rep Robin Kelly (D-IL), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, is pushing Facebook to strengthen its advertising standards after Russian operatives used the company’s ad service to attack groups like Black Lives Matter during the 2016 elections.

Women and Minorities See Significant Gains as First-Time TV Directors

Location:
Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90046, United States

Women and minorities have seen significant gains among first-time directors in episodic television, a new study from the Directors Guild of America shows.

Remarks of Commissioner Clyburn, Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Allow me to quickly reiterate my call for five policies I believe can help move the needle when it comes to digital inclusion.

Remarks Of Chairman Pai At The First Meeting Of The FCC's Committee On Diversity And Digital Empowerment

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

We recruited you to put you to work. As members of the Committee, your mission is to offer guidance so that the agency can take important steps toward increasing diversity throughout the communications industry and bringing digital opportunity to all Americans.

5 issues driving the push to crack down on tech giants

Location:
Wahington, DC, United States

Here are the five biggest issues causing lawmakers to look at the technology industry in a new, harsher light: The Russia investigation, A new antitrust movement, Culture wars, Sex trafficking, and Advertising algorithms.

FCC Announces Chairs of Working Groups for Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

This Public Notice serves as notice that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has appointed chairs for the three working groups for the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE):

Leading the Legal War Against Fox

Location:
FOX News Channel, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10036, United States

So far in 2017, the lawyer Douglas Wigdor, a conservative Republican, has filed 11 suits against Fox News for defamation, sexual harassment and racial discrimination.

Altice USA Broadens Reach of Low-Cost Broadband Option

Location:
Altice USA, Oyster Bay, NY, United States

Altice USA said “Economy Internet,” an uncapped broadband service for low-income households, is now available across its Optimum (former Cablevision Systems) and Suddenlink footprints.

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

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

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 established to champion the voice of every American, “no matter their race, gender, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.”

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

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

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

Location:
San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, San Diego, CA, 92182, United States

For the last 20 years, Boxed In has tracked women’s representation in prime-time television.

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

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

Blacks and Hispanics remain less likely than whites to own a traditional computer or have high-speed internet at home. But mobile devices are playing important roles in helping to bridge these differences.

Lawyers for fired Google programmer ask other employees to come forward

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

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

Location:
USA, United States

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

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

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. But the scandal over Silicon Valley’s diversity shortcomings did little to shake the Alphabet Inc company’s positive public image, nor its stock price.

AI Programs Are Learning to Exclude Some African-American Voices

Some artificial intelligence (AI) systems are learning to be prejudiced against some dialects. And as language-based AI systems become ever more common, some minorities may automatically be discriminated against by machines, warn researchers studying the issue.

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

Location:
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 4805 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD, 21215, United States

The internet is fundamental to economic opportunity, social action and innovation in the modern age. It has the power to democratize information, it allows us to communicate instantly and effectively, and in recent years, it has facilitated innovation and been the catalyst for social justice movements. That’s why the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) supports a free and open internet.

President Trump and race: Decades of fueling divisions

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States

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, President Donald Trump has regularly fanned the flames of racial controversies.

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.

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