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AP Appoints Sonya Ross as First Race/Ethnicity/Demographics Editor

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Associated Press (AP) recently appointed veteran journalist Sonya Ross to be the organization’s first-ever race, ethnicity, and demographics editor. The new position comes at a time when sophisticated reporting by and about racial minority communities is not keeping up with the pace of their growth.  The new post will “produce coverage that captures the changing … Read More

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National Broadband Plan Vital to Closing Digital Divide, FCC Tells Senate Committee

Monday, April 19, 2010

At a Senate Commerce Committee hearing last week, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski testified that the FCC’s recently unveiled National Broadband Plan is critical to bridging the digital divide that disproportionately affects rural communities, low-income families, minorities, seniors, tribal communities, and Americans with disabilities.Comparing broadband to other transformative technology innovations, Genachowski called it … Read More

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National Broadband Plan Aims to Close Digital Divide

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week released its anticipated National Broadband plan, which aims to bring access to high-speed-internet to 100 million homes by 2020.The plan’s goals are to create a nationwide information infrastructure that offers every American affordable access to high-speed-internet, and to bridge the digital divide that disproportionately affects low-income people, communities … Read More

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Groups Outline Bold Vision for FCC National Broadband Plan

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A coalition of public interest and consumer groups is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to increase access to broadband internet in underserved communities.The coalition – which includes the Consumer Federation of America, Media Access Project, Public Knowledge, Consumers Union, New America Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative, and Free Press – has developed a set of … Read More

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House Passes Local Community Radio Act

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Local Community Radio Act passed the House of Representatives by voice vote last night and now moves to the Senate.  Low power FM (LPFM) refers to community-based, non-commercial FM stations that operate at 100 watts or less and have a broadcast reach of only a few miles. There are currently 800 LPFM stations being used … Read More

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