FCC Commissioner Clyburn kicks off NAMIC

This morning, I attended several sessions at the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) conference, which is focused on diversity, digital, and demographics.

This morning, I attended several sessions at the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) conference, which is focused on diversity, digital, and demographics. For the morning keynote speaker, the Honorable Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner, spoke about diversity and the role of media and communications as demographics continue to shift.

"We're moving ever closer to the day with America will be a majority minority nation," Clyburn said. "There is an ongoing generational commitment to improving our communities…and our companies" when it comes to diversity.

Going beyond diversity issues, Clyburn touched on several other issues, speaking to the crowd made up of media companies and communicators. Personally, I met attendees from Comcast, Time Warner Cable, HBO, and Cable in the Classroom. Other speakers and attendees were from Univision, BET, the Travel Channel, Cox Communication, and more.

Clyburn discussed how the FCC looks at mergers, though she didn't specifically mention Comcast/NBC-U. She said that when looking at a merger, the FCC analyzes how many opportunities it will create for new and diverse entrants into programming, marketing, and talent.

She also spoke about the FCC National Broadband Plan, which was introduced in March, and how the FCC is working to be a digital organization working in a digital and diverse world.

I'll be posting more blogs from my sessions at the conference, including some initial thoughts about the Census and working on interactive and hyper-targeted TV advertising.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register
Already registered?
Sign in

Would you like to post a comment?

Please Sign in or register.