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.

Sponsor: 

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Date: 
Wed, 11/28/2018 - 08:00 to 15:00

 

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST 8:00AM - 9:00AM

OPENING PLENARY 8:45AM-10:30AM

BREAK-OUT SESSIONS 10:45-11:45AM

LUNCH 12:00PM-1:30PM

CLOSING PLENARY 1:45PM-3:00PM



Accumulating phones: Aid and adaptation in phone access for the urban poor

This study draws on participant observation and interviews with low-income adults in Chicago to show how the poor stay connected to phone service and mobile Internet through the possession of multiple phones, including those subsidized by governme

Newsroom employees are less diverse than U.S. workers overall

Newsroom employees are more likely to be white and male than US workers overall.

Sponsor: 

Federal Communications Commission

Date: 
Mon, 11/19/2018 - 09:30

The agenda at this meeting will feature a report from each of the Committee's Working Groups.



Why Rural Communities of Color Are Left Behind: A Call for Intersectional Demographic Broadband Data

Research already shows that existing disparities related to broadband access are not race-neutral. Logically, that means that the analysis of these disparities should also not be race-neutral.

The 2019 Congress could shatter diversity records

If Democrats take back the House in November 2019 could have more minority representatives in Congress than it's had in its 230-year history. And Congress would finally start to look more like the country it represents.

How the FCC Suppressed Minority Broadcast Ownership, and How the FCC can Undo the Damage it Caused

Although newer technologies have captured the public’s imagination and purse, the Federal Communications Commission continues to regard free over-the-air broadcasting as the lifeline for millions of Americans. Certainly, the deliberate exclusion o

Why Diversity Should Be a Part of the Media-Merger Conversation

Major changes are afoot in Hollywood, spurred by a pattern of rapid corporate media consolidation. While these mergers have received critical attention, the conversation has largely ignored something else big: the implications that this media mane

Sponsor: 

Washington College of Law

American University

Date: 
Mon, 10/15/2018 - 23:59

The Fourth National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference will explore how we, as people of color and allies, preserve and safeguard democracy in our teaching and scholarship, particularly with respect to marginalized communities. The Conference theme is intentionally broad and relates to critical conversations such as: the role of lawyers and law professors; intersectionality, inclusion, and action; and whether and how to reframe and reclaim particular narratives.



Sponsor: 

National Hispanic Media Coalition

Date: 
Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:00 to 11:15

This event will put a spotlight on Latinx from across the country who are generating innovative connectivity solutions and using technology for social change. Panelists will include:

  • Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC Commissioner

  • Roxanna Barboza, NHMC Policy Fellow

  • Teresa Basilio, Resilient Just Technologies

  • Edwin Reed-Sanchez, SayCel

  • Yamil Lora, THE POINT 

  • Naysia Valdez, Detroit Community Technology Project