• Missing Out: Political Ads, Spanish-Language TV and the Latino Vote

    November 5, 2012
    Latino voters will play a critical role in the 2012 presidential race. An estimated 12 million Latinos will cast ballots this November, making up a significant portion of the electorate in swing states like Colorado, Florida and Nevada. One might assume that the presidential candidates, political parties and Super PACs would spare no expense to win over Latino voters. After all, Latinos make up 17 percent of the U.S. population. But so far, that has not been the case.
  • Diversity? What Diversity?

    September 21, 2012
    A study released this week provides more evidence that our nation’s media inequality is deepening, with too few people of color working in decision-making positions at local TV news outlets. More than half of the stations surveyed do not employ a single person of color in a management position
  • Presidential Debate Commission Turns Blind Eye Toward Race

    August 29, 2012

    Race has always been a central issue in our nation’s politics, too often reflected throughout our history in news coverage that gave credibility to racist government policies.

    Race is front and center this presidential election year so it's hard to comprehend why the Commission on Presidential Debates failed to select a journalist of color to moderate at least one of the upcoming debates. 

  • Coalition to FCC: Take a Look at Black Radio

    June 26, 2012

    A few weeks ago, one of the most popular radio stations in New York City — 98.7 KISS-FM — abruptly shifted gears. Without warning, it abandoned its urban programming and switched to a sports-talk format.

    What happened? Disney took over programming for the station.

    The departure of KISS-FM leaves the country’s most populous city with only one urban adult contemporary station (WBLS 107.5) and without two of the nation’s most popular African-American radio talk shows, the Tom Joyner Morning Show and the Michael Baisden Show.

  • Reporters Expose AT&T’s Astroturf Funding Practices

    September 22, 2011

    Beltway insiders were hardly shocked when Bloomberg News reported that AT&T contributed nearly $1,000,000 to Republican members of Congress who signed a letter supporting its bid to acquire T-Mobile.

  • Comcast's Meager Promises to Telemundo

    May 19, 2011

    It’s hard to imagine that NBC would ever broadcast just thirty minutes of local daily news on its network-owned stations in places like New York City and Chicago. That would simply be unacceptable.

    But that’s exactly what NBC has done with the Telemundo stations it owns in our nation’s largest Latino markets, located in our nation’s largest cities, according to a study released this month by Free Press.

  • Google's Evil Plan

    August 11, 2010

    Don't Be Evil.

    It was a great slogan for a transformative company that was telling the world that it could make lots of money while still being an honest broker.

  • National Congress of American Indians Supports Net Neutrality

    June 29, 2010

    The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) passed a resolution last week in support of Net Neutrality and the Federal Communications Commission’s efforts to reestablish its authority to regulate the broadband industry during its mid-year General Assembly meeting in Rapid City, South Dakota.

  • ColorOfChange.org Calls on Its Members to Support Net Neutrality

    April 8, 2010

    ColorOfChange.org has urged its members to call on the Federal Communications Commission to protect an open Internet by passing Network Neutrality rules and re-establishing its authority to regulate the broadband industry following Tuesday’s federal court ruling.

  • Net Neutrality: Wishing We Were All on the Same Team

    March 23, 2010

    We are witnessing a critical moment in U.S. history that comes once in a lifetime.