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Ethnic Media and Ethnic Diversity in Mainstream Media

November 9, 2010


Date: 11/09/2010 Location: Washington, DC Description: Foreign journalists at the studios of Black Entertainment Television (BET) as part of FPC ethnic media tour.  - State Dept Image

November 9, 2010, Washington, D.C.
Contact: Barbara Cooley , Washington Foreign Press Center
Telephone: 202-504-6352; email: cooleyb@state.gov

Seven journalists from Canada, Germany, Nigeria, Russia and Switzerland participated in the one-day tour to examine ethnic diversity in the media and diversity in the mainstream media.   Journalists toured Black Entertainment Television (BET) and UNIVISION’s local TV station and were briefed on how major Black and Hispanic broadcasters operate in a diverse environment.  Both reach close to 700 million households in the U.S.  Additionally, editors and publishers of minority newspapers  shared with  the foreign press their experiences in working in media specifically geared to reach their own communities.