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Diversity in Media

Gina Rodriguez Opens Up About The Driving Force Behind Her Career Moves

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.21.2015 | Latino Voices

Gina Rodriguez is one of television's hottest stars thanks to her award-winning series "Jane The Virgin," and she's committed to being more serious th...

Why Fresh Off The Boat Is Not Asian America's Saving Grace

Esther Suh | Posted 04.26.2015 | Entertainment
Esther Suh

Fresh is the first show with a full Asian American cast in 20 years. This, without question, is something to be celebrated. However, we cannot praise Fresh to be the messiah for Asian Americans on television. Doing so will only cause disappointment and frustration of misrepresentation.

A New Era for Asian Americans in Starring Roles

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 04.23.2015 | Entertainment
Jimmy Nguyen

As more Asian faces star in American entertainment projects, they communicate an important message to everyone watching: Asian Americans are capable of playing any role -- not just on camera, but also in life.

Miss Universe: A Perennial Win for Diversity

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.21.2015 | Entertainment
Jimmy Nguyen

After the uproar over the lack of diversity in this year's Academy Awards nominations, it's good to know there is one upcoming television special that will showcase diverse faces: the Miss Universe pageant.

Sia's SNL Mime and Sign Language in Pop Music

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 03.22.2015 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

There is a fine line between showcasing the beauty of ASL, and utilizing sign language as a gimmick. Hearing artists often toe this line without even considering the opportunities that exist for better collaboration.

2015 Golden Globes: Big Wins for Diversity and Standing Out

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.14.2015 | Entertainment
Jimmy Nguyen

Go 2015 Golden Globe Awards! The show gave us the comedy magic of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. But more importantly, it was a night of big wins for characters and stories that personify the power of standing out exactly as who you are.

Media Money and Power in a Post-Post-Racial Age

Farai Chideya | Posted 10.01.2014 | Media
Farai Chideya

I personally would like to see a truly integrated media, with diversity threaded throughout big and small companies, legacy news organizations and startups. Media entrepreneurs need to understand why integrated media is not "feel-good" but essential in an America rapidly becoming majority-Latino and non-white.

The Evening News Is About To Be All White Guys Again

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.25.2014 | Media

After Diane Sawyer steps down from her role as the anchor of ABC's "World News" in September, the big three evening news broadcasts will once again be...

Why Aren't There More Asians on Television? | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 06.06.2014 | Media
Jimmy Nguyen

In this interview, I speak with actress/writer and media diversity advocate Erin Quill about why so few Asian actors appear on American television series.

The Color of Money: Inclusive Casting Proves Profitable

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 05.10.2014 | Media
Mellini Kantayya

Episodic television is a big employer of actors like me because they're in constant need of doctors, victims, cops, and witnesses.

Hernan Lopez on Spanish Language TV and FOX International Channels | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 05.05.2014 | Media
Jimmy Nguyen

Hernan Lopez, President & CEO of FOX International Channels, speaks with me about the continued rise of Spanish language television and the worldwid...

What It's Really Like To Be A Woman In Sports Journalism

Posted 02.24.2014 | Women

There's no question that men outnumber women throughout the media landscape. According to a census report by the American Society of News Editors, new...

Speak Up With Jimmy: SAG Awards Voter Erin Quill On Why Hollywood Awards Need More Diversity (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.12.2014 | Entertainment
Jimmy Nguyen

In this very candid interview, Erin talks with me about the need for more racial diversity in entertainment awards nominations and winners, why film and television casting should reflect the American scene and how people can speak up to improve diversity in media.

Speak Up With Jimmy: Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee on Diversity in Beauty and Media (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 12.16.2013 | Style
Jimmy Nguyen

Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee joins me to speak about the need for more diversity in images of beauty and in media. Brook also talks about her favorite Asian-American media personalities, such as comedian Alec Mapa and actress Amy Hill.

U.S. Minority Media Not Affected By Cross-Ownership, Study Finds

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2013 | Black Voices

(Adds public interest reaction, total stations invited to participate) By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON, May 30 (Reuters) - ...

Post-Diversity? No. Even With a Black President

George Alexander | Posted 12.01.2012 | Media
George Alexander

Total inclusion within our society without regard to race, gender and sexual orientation is an ongoing battle. Yeah, we've come a long way, baby, but we've got a mighty long way to go.

Big Loss for Big Media and the FCC: Court Rejects Media Consolidation Push

Timothy Karr | Posted 09.06.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

It's not every day that you can celebrate a win for the public over big media. But on Thursday a federal appeals court threw out an attempt by the FCC and industry titans to gut media ownership limits.