The former general counsel and secretary of the NAACP, succeeds David Honig who becomes president emeritus and general counsel of the organization. Previously, she was the principal of her own law firm and served in the litigation practices of two nationally recognized law firms for more than 18 years.
It looks like the FCC’s long-delayed multiple ownership proceeding won’t be decided this summer. The commission has asked for public comment on the report submitted by the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council addressing the likely impact on minority ownership of broadcast stations of allowing more media crossownership.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski today gave his support to a request by the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council to delay the commission’s review of its ownership rules until MMTC can submit a study on possible impacts of changes. “In this heavily-litigated area where a strong record is particularly important, I believe this is a sensible approach to moving forward and resolving the issues raised in this proceeding,” Genachowski said.
The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council wants the commission to delay a decision on its media ownership rules review for at least a couple of months, while an MMTC-sponsored study looks into what impact FCC crossownership rules have on minority ownership.
The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council is promoting a group of seven proposals designed to boost minority ownership, employment and diversity. It also says the package “would likely be met with industry and civil rights organization consensus.”