Pew’s Local TV Multicultural Look


On Monday (7/26), Democratic leadership at the FCC moved forward with the adoption of a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking to refresh the existing record regarding the statutorily mandated collection of data on FCC Form 395-B — the paperwork used for EEO data collection by the Commission until the D.C. Circuit asked it to stop doing so 20 years ago.

Twenty-four hours later, Pew Research Center released statistics from the RTDNA/Newhouse School at Syracuse University that paint the present-day portrait of the local TV newsroom staff. What’s the diversity among those employed by TV news departments across the U.S.?

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