Commissioner Clyburn Calls for Increased Efforts in Promoting Media Diversity

Clyburn spoke about the importance of increasing diversity in media ownership, and she laid out her plan for changing this, dubbed the “#Solutions2020 Call to Action Plan.”


FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn addressed the NAB’s first Capital Assets Conference on Financing Minority and Women Ownership in Broadcasting this week.

This was her first public appearance since the inauguration of President Trump and since Ajit Pai was named FCC chairman. She is now the lone Democrat — and woman — on the commission; there are two vacant seats currently.

Clyburn spoke about the importance of increasing diversity in media ownership, and she laid out her plan for changing this, dubbed the “#Solutions2020 Call to Action Plan.”

First, she called for the reinstatement of the FCC’s Minority Tax Certificate Program. She also suggested that the commission create pilot incubator program to promote women and minority ownership. Clyburn also name-checked NAB Education Foundation’s Broadcast Leadership Training Program and suggested that more conferences and programs be established with this goal.

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