FCC Unveils Agenda for Media Ownership Diversity Symposium

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WASHINGTON D.C.—The FCC has released the agenda for the Communications Equity and Diversity Council (CEDC)’s “Expanding Digital and Media Ownership Opportunities for Women and Minorities.” (opens in new tab) The symposium will take place on February 7, 2023, from 9:30 am to 4:45 pm, ET.  

The CEDC is an advisory council of the Federal Communications Commission. The goal of the symposium is to explore the challenges as well as possible creative solutions to increasing ownership opportunities for women and people of color to achieve success and viewpoint diversity in all facets of media – TV, radio, cable, and streaming, the CEDC said. 

As part of the agenda, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks will deliver opening remarks at the Symposium and nationally recognized journalist and entrepreneur Roland Martin will deliver closing remarks.  

In addition to those remarks, the agenda includes networking sessions, research presentations and three panels. 

The panels include: 

  • Panel 1: Hurdles and Opportunities in the Competitive Media/Tech Landscape  
  • Panel 2: Grooming the Next Generation of Diverse Media Owners
  • Panel 3: Show Me the Money: Access to Capital, Investors and Ad Dollars for Diverse Entrepreneurs

The full agenda and a list of speakers is available here. More information on attending or submitting questions is available here (opens in new tab)

The Symposium is scheduled as a hybrid event with participants being presented both live and virtually. The day will commence at 9:30 a.m. ET in the Commission Meeting Room of the Federal Communications Commission, 45 L Street, N.E., Washington, D.C and online, where it will be available as a live feed from the FCC’s web page at https://www.fcc.gov/live (opens in new tab).

The public may also follow the Symposium on the Commission’s YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/fccdotgovvideo (opens in new tab)

George Winslow

George Winslow is the senior content producer for TV Tech. He has written about the television, media and technology industries for nearly 30 years for such publications as Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News and TV Tech. Over the years, he has edited a number of magazines, including Multichannel News International and World Screen, and moderated panels at such major industry events as NAB and MIP TV. He has published two books and dozens of encyclopedia articles on such subjects as the media, New York City history and economics.