More Diversity, Less Consolidation: How to Change the Media

Session Date: 
Fri., April 5, 2013:
10-11:30 am
Room: 
Plaza Ballroom E
Activity: 
Policy and Politics

In 2012, Barack Obama was re-elected by a historically diverse coalition that signaled a major demographic shift. But while diversity has changed politics, media ownership diversity still isn’t a reality. In fact, the FCC wants to weaken its ownership rules — which would pave the way for more consolidation and further diminish ownership opportunities for women and people of color. How can we stop runaway media consolidation and boost ownership for underrepresented communities? What can we do to make way for more relevant content and better journalism? This discussion brings together public interest, civil rights and union leaders to discuss the biggest threats to our media system and the policies we need to create media that reflect our nation’s diversity.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good