Byron Allen: Too much talk, not enough action on advertising equity

During a TVNewsCheck webinar, the founder, chairman and CEO of Allen Media Group, said two years of talk from big brands and their agencies had yielded little progress on the effort to convince advertisers to devote more of their budgets to Black-owned media companies. He called for more sponsorships to help startups and denounced the practice of shifting spending from Black-targeted programming to Black-owned media.

Television Academy To Hold An Industry-Wide Diversity Summit In December

The Television Academy will launch its first industry-wide summit on diversity, equity and inclusion later this year, which comes as the group also releases its latest report on DEI practices throughout the industry. The summit, which will take place Dec. 1, will target DEI professionals in the industry “to meet, network, share ideas and collaborate to work towards a more inclusive and equitable industry, increasing the visibility, equity and power for those marginalized and underrepresented,” according to the Academy.

Talking TV: NYABJ Celebrates Juneteenth

TVNewsCheck’s Michael Depp talks with Bonita Sostre, a coordinating producer with CBS News and president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, about its upcoming Juneteenth gala, how local news can share stories of the U.S.’s newest federal holiday and work NYABJ is doing to bring budding young journalists into the profession. A full transcript of the conversation is included.


NBCU Local Looks To ‘Value Contrast In The Hiring Process’

Anzio Williams, SVP of diversity, equity and inclusion at NBCUniversal Local, draws on his long tenure as a news director to guide strategies for sustainable changes in the industry, changes he says are finally taking root beyond “quick fixes.”


WXIA Asks Parents Skeptical Of School Diversity Programs To Interview Experts

When a Georgia county school hired a diversity, equity and inclusion administrator, parents criticized the move. Two agreed to interview experts and allow WXIA to report on what they learned and whether it changed their conclusions.

NAB Slots Diversity Symposium At NAB Show

The National Association of Broadcasters is launching a new NAB Show Diversity Symposium at the 2021 NAB Show. The two-part program will cover strategies for developing and fostering corporate diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in the media industry. The symposium will take place Sunday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention […]

KUSA Denver Names Jesse Ogas Executive Director Of Social Responsibility & Community Affairs

The Tegna NBC affiliate taps Ogas to play a strategic role in supporting and championing diversity, equity and inclusion.

NBCU Creates DEI Exec Role, Taps Jeanne Mau

NBCUniversal has created a new executive position to oversee diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives across its television and streaming brands. Longtime ViacomCBS inclusion executive Jeanne Mau is moving to NBCU to serve as its first senior vice president, TV programming, diversity, equity & inclusion. She will dual report to Universal Studio Group chair Pearlena Igbokwe and entertainment content chair Susan Rovner.