In a Huffington Post piece published today, National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) President & CEO Alex Nogales rejects claims that “diversity was the winner” at the 2014 Academy Awards, calling attention to the fact that American Latinos “were simply not invited.”
Today, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler released a blog post revealing steps that the Commission will take to determine whether or not its media ownership rules are adequately advancing the Commission’s goals of competition, localism, and diversity.
Tomorrow March 6 via webinar, join NHMC to learn what is at stake for Latinos in light of the lack of an open internet, and learn how you can take action to save the open internet.
NHMC honored Diego Luna, Demian Bichir, Edward James Olmos, Emily Rios, executive producer George Parra, and Comcast NBCUniversal last night at the 17th Annual NHMC Impact Awards Gala. ‘Filly Brown’ star Gina Rodriguez and former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres were the evening’s masters of ceremonies.
Nina Tassler, the chairman of entertainment at CBS, who is also the first Latina to head a network, Jennifer Salke, the president of entertainment at NBC, and Paul Lee, the president of entertainment at ABC, will be the keynote speakers at the 3rd Annual NHMC MediaCon.
“What’s at stake is the ability of Latinos and other people of color, who have faced discrimination at the hands of mainstream media, to tell our own stories, conduct commerce and organize for social justice on the Internet”