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House Energy and Commerce Should Not Support the Walden Incubator Program

September 8, 2020 broadcast , broadcast incubator program , Media Diversity , Media Ownership

Tomorrow, the House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee will mark up a series of bills, which may include “The Broadcast Diversity in Leadership Act” as introduced by Greg Walden (R-OR) last week. The bill would create a “Broadcast Incubator Program,” led by the Federal Communications Commission, to enable broadcasters to form partnerships with new market entrants. Public Knowledge contends that passing this bill would actually make it more difficult to achieve media diversity by sidestepping what “diversity” means — particularly for members of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), not to mention women — while further entrenching the lack of diverse voices in media.

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