October 2012

Digital Diversity Network Announces Dynamic Speaker Lineup for Cloud Gathering Symposium

October 31, 2012

Tweet (NEW YORK)  — The Digital Diversity Network (DDN),  a new, national trade association focused on advancing diversity in leadership and ownership in the digital media and hi-tech industries has announced the speakers for its highly anticipated “Cloud Gathering” Conference: Connecting Diverse Talent to the Hi-Tech Economy, to be held at The New York Times […]

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Seven Years After Katrina, FCC Still Fails to Make Sure Everyone Receives Lifesaving Information in an Emergency

October 29, 2012

Tweet “In an emergency, every person living within our nation’s boundaries, regardless of his or her primary language, deserves to have information available on how to increase the chances of survival and safety.” – Trial Plan for Universal Emergency Broadcasting In September 2005, one month after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the Minority Media and […]

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Political Ads: Do Minority Media Outlets Benefit?

October 27, 2012

Tweet With less than two weeks remaining before Election Day, the presidential candidates and Super PACs have spent nearly $1 billion on advertising, enriching broadcast station owners in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.  Combined total outside spending by Super PACs placing ads on behalf of the candidates has topped $800 million. […]

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Infographic: Engineering the Internet

October 24, 2012

Tweet Infographics are a powerful new tool that have taken the Web by storm as an effective way to get across important and often alarming information. Open-site.org has shared this one with BBSJ. We thank Sarah Wenger for the submission. The Internet is amazing. It allows us to communicate instantly, search for and find information […]

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MMTC Commends the Federal Communications Commission for Taking Action Against Prepaid Calling Card Fraud

October 21, 2012

Tweet For Immediate Release – WASHINGTON, DC, 10/21/2012 – The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) commends the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and its Enforcement Bureau for taking action against prepaid calling card fraud.  The Commission has proposed $30 million in forfeitures from a prepaid calling card provider and urged buyers to “carefully review calling […]

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FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell Speaks on Diversity and Growth at 2012 NABOB Conference

October 19, 2012

Tweet The National Association of Black-Owned Broadcasters recently held its 2012 Fall Conference, where it presented FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell with an award for his long-standing efforts to fix minority issues in telecom, including the fight against no urban/no Spanish dictates and the dearth of minority ownership.  His remarks on Spurring Growth, Diversity, and Freedom […]

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Infographic: The Rise of Women in Tech

October 17, 2012

Tweet Infographics are a powerful new tool that have taken the Web by storm as an effective way to get across important and often alarming information. OnlineMBA.com has shared this one with BBSJ. We thank Emma Brown for the submission. It’s time for the old adage that women neither like nor do well in math […]

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2012 Party Platforms Fail to Address Minority Participation in Media and Telecommunications

October 14, 2012

Tweet The 2012 presidential race is tightening as both candidates attempt to sway the swing voters in key states that may decide the victory. Yet, in spite of all the discourse, neither the Democratic nor Republican party platform has addressed the critical issue of the decline of minority ownership in the federally regulated electronic mass […]

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How TV May Make Your Kids Smarter

October 12, 2012

Tweet Wasteful government spending is a legitimate problem that should be addressed, but it should not be approached with blinders on.  Many government-funded programs have been associated with positive socioeconomic outcomes.  PBS is an example. Research on television viewing by children can often seem conflicting and confusing to parents, educators and policymakers.  It is important, […]

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Ambassador Kennard Speaks on Future of the Internet at 2012 Financial Times ETNO Summit

October 10, 2012

Tweet U.S. Ambassador to the EU William E. Kennard addressed the FT-ETNO Summit in Brussels, Belgium, on October 2, 2012. Below are his remarks, as prepared for delivery: “Today’s internet model works. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Good afternoon. Thank you for inviting me to speak here today and congratulations to ETNO on […]

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