Check out our full line-up of SxSW events below and meet us in Austin.

The Multicultural Media & Correspondents Association (MMCA) is working to address what we see as a media diversity crisis with serious economic, social and political implications that is not being adequately addressed in the new media economy. While new media platforms have expanded opportunities for diverse journalists and story-tellers to create, curate and distribute news and entertainment content, additional support and proactive efforts are needed to help these diverse new entrants find a path to being discovered by an audience and to profitability.

At this year’s SXSW, MMCA is hosting a series of blue-ribbon panels in our Media Diversity Solutions Discussion Series to provide actionable insights on how to combat this crisis.

Time and Location 

Saturday, March 9 at 12:30 pm | Austin Convention Center Room 16AB

Ensuring Diversity and Inclusion in the New Media Economy 

This panel session is designed to provide journalists, storytellers, curators and media platform developers of color insights into current challenges and opportunities to profitably create, curate, and distribute news and scripted programming. Our powerhouse panel will discuss the state of the industry and innovative efforts being undertaken or proposed to generate increased diversity. Attendees will leave with insights on what it takes to overcome these challenges. The panel will provide MMCA with greater awareness about how to most effectively work with media industry leaders and policymakers to support and scale efforts to increase media diversity.



David Morgan
Co-Founder and President
Multicultural Media & Correspondents Association



Erika Alexander
Actress, Writer and Co-Founder of Color Farm Media

Gabby Revilla Lugo
Producer, Writer, and Founder of Revek Entertainment

Jeff Yang
Acclaimed Writer, Journalist and Business Media Consultant


Time and Location 

Sunday, March 10 at 12:30 PM: WeDC House, @ Bangers Sausage House & Beer Garden

Empowering Multicultural Voices to Tell Their Stories 

This panel session will showcase five dynamic new media platforms that are providing journalists, storytellers, curators and bloggers of color a path to being discovered by an audience and to profitability. These enterprising panelists will provide their insights and discuss their innovative efforts to enable multicultural voices to tell their stories. We encourage you to join us to hear about these innovative new platforms.



Andrea Richardson
Multicultural & Diversity Relations Global Corporate Affairs, Hilton


Erika Alexander
Actress, Writer and Co-Founder of Color Farm Media

Daniel Batista
Co-Founder & President BESE

Lucy Flores
Co-Founder, Luz Collective

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