NHMC's Michael Scurato to Testify Before Congress on Fair Broadcast Ownership Rules

Mike Washington, D.C. 9/24/15 — This Friday, Michael Scurato, Vice President of Policy for the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), will testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. The hearing will focus on media ownership rules and the present state of the media marketplace. The hearing, entitled “Broadcast Ownership in the 21st Century,” will begin at 9:30 a.m. EDT. Further details, including the full witness list and written testimonies, are available here. Scurato’s full written testimony is available here. E&CDuring his testimony, Scurato will bring attention to the impact of increasing media consolidation on the Latino community. NHMC has long championed diversity in media ownership and has called for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ensure opportunities exist for minority and female broadcast owners. 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. The hearing before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will be convened in Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2123. You can follow the conversation on Twitter by following @NHMC, @michaelscurato, and @andy_lomeli. ——— Updated 9/28/15. Click here to view Scurato’s testimony.]]>