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Honig Speaks on Media Ownership for Minorities and Women 
President of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council joins the Time Warner Lecture Series at Howard

 
David Honig

WASHINGTON (February 14, 2012) – David Honig, president of the Minority Media and Telecommunication Council, will speak on “Media Ownership: The History and Future for Minorities and Women,” on Feb. 16, at 3 p.m., in the Gallery Lounge of the Blackburn Center at Howard University. 

Topics of discussion will include the lack of access to broadband, capital, and public policy among minorities and women. The lecture is sponsored by the Time Warner Lecture Series in the School of Communication. Honig is a former Howard University professor in the Department of Radio, TV and Film.

For nearly two decades, Honig has been a leader in the advancement of race conscious communications policy at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. He has also championed ownership of broadcast stations among women and minorities. Currently, minorities own less than 6 percent of broadcast stations in the United States and have only a small stake in the cable and broadband industries.

In 1986, Honig co-founded the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) in Washington, DC. The organization aims to provide legal representation for minority-owned media companies before the FCC. Today, MMTC operates the only minority-owned media and telecom brokerage in the nation and represents more than 80 minority, civil rights and religious organizations in policy matters.

ABOUT HOWARD

Howard University is a private research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Founded in 1867, students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 24 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University’s Web site at www.howard.edu.


ABOUT HOWARD

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at www.howard.edu.


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