FCC’s Tate Pushes For Media Diversity (Broadcasting & Cable)

FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate staked out some new territory at the FCC. Tate, who has been labeled the kids commissioner for her emphasis on issues like childhood obesity, told a Media Institute lunch crowd in Washington Wednesday she was still committed to kids, but also said that one of her goals was to push the FCC, Congress, and industry to do more to encourage media diversity.

She suggested there were informal and formal steps that could boost the participation of women and minorities both in front of the mike and behind the desk in the executive suites, pointing to statistics that while women are 51% of the population, they represent only 4.9% of station owners, with a similar disparity for minorities, a difference she called “troubling.”

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