CRS Media Diversity Report

The representation of diverse points of view and diverse ownership of businesses within the television industry has long been of interest to Congress. Section 257 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)… read more

Media Representations and Impact on the Lives of Black Men and Boys

This social science literature review focuses on the question of how media, and communications more broadly, affect outcomes for black men and boys in American society. The summary is intended to offer communicators — who come to the review with a wide… read more

Media Convergence, Diversity, and Democracy

A recent study of American attitudes toward democracy revealed that most of the population of the United States does not want to make the hard decisions involved in running the country; they would prefer that the experts decide. Although they want the right… read more

The Status of Women of Color in the U.S. News Media 2018

Founded in 2005 by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem, the Women’s Media Center works with media to ensure that women’s realities are covered and women’s voices are heard. WMC works to make women visible and powerful in the media. We do so by promoting women as decision-makers and as subjects in media… read more

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