NHMC’s Michael Scurato to Complete Congressional Testimony on Media Ownership, Diversity

here. Testimony from today’s hearing and a live video feed of the proceeding is available here. During his testimony, Scurato will identify the many ways increased media consolidation hurts the Latino community. Notably, Latinos and other minority groups continue to suffer from disproportionately low rates of media ownership despite comprising an ever-growing segment of the nation’s population. Scurato will also outline some proactive steps that can be taken to reverse troubling downward trends such as tightening and enforcing FCC media ownership limits, improving data collection and analysis concerning broadcast station ownership, and reinstating the “minority tax certificate” which provided a tax incentive to station owners who sold properties to people of color until the late 1990s. You can follow the conversation on Twitter by following @NHMC@michaelscurato, and @andy_lomeli. Jessica González, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for NHMC, testified before the same committee on media ownership rules in June 2014. Her written testimony is available here.      ]]>

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