December 2011

STEM Jobs Are the Future, But What Role Will Minorities Play?

December 14, 2011

Tweet In July, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic & Statistics Administration (ESA) published an eye-opening report on the status of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workers in the United States. The report revealed that there were 7.6 million people working in STEM industries in 2010, representing about 5 percent of all employees nationwide. […]

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The Digital Divide: How The Math Works

December 12, 2011

Tweet The 21st century is the digital century. The development of the e-economy is the most well noted difference between this century and the preceding century. Do most citizens participate in the American e-economy? And why is full participation so important? The answer is no and that participation in the U.S.  is divided along socio-economic […]

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Internet Radio Just as Popular as Broadcast Radio

December 9, 2011

Tweet Although traditional broadcast radio continues to attract 93.1 percent of the U.S. population, Internet or digital radio proves to be just as widespread, drawing in 43 million weekly users and showing no signs of slowing down, according to Arbitron’s analysis entitled The Infinite Dial 2010: Digital Platforms and the Future of Radio. As popularity […]

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‘Incubator’ Proposal Hot Topic in Next FCC Media Ownership Review

December 7, 2011

Tweet Sources say that the FCC is about to seek public comment on a far-reaching proposal to advance minority broadcast ownership. The “Media Incubator” proposal would give a broadcast company an opportunity in some markets to acquire one more radio station than the rules otherwise would allow if the broadcaster makes it possible for a […]

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FCC Releases Controversial Report about Planned AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

December 5, 2011

Tweet The planned AT&T/T-Mobile merger has been met with additional controversy. Although the United States Department of Justice has filed suit in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia alleging that the merger violates anti-competition laws, the FCC has recently unveiled a controversial report its staff made about the merger. The report was […]

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MMTC Statement on Bills to Prevent Online Piracy, S.968 & H.R. 3261

December 2, 2011

Tweet MMTC released the following press statement on December 1, 2011. The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC), the nation’s leading advocate for the interests of minorities in communications, recommends the passage of legislation to curtail the theft of intellectual property primarily by foreign websites. The pending bills are the Preventing Real Online Threats to […]

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