Minority ownership in the news this week, with Commissioner Michael Copps saying it’s not that women and minorities are riding in the back of the bus. “They’re not even on the bus.”
Activists want federal officials to refrain from relaxing restrictions on ownership of broadcast stations by big companies.
The L.A. Times was among the media carrying coverage of the story.
“Women own just 6 percent of all full-power commercial stations nationwide, and racial or ethnic minorities own 7.7 p ercent, according to the findings from Free Press, a nonpartisan organization focused on media policy,” the newspaper stated. “Those stations are more likely to air local content and diverse programming than ones owned by white men, the study found.”