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Media Diversity

Media Diversity Is a Global Issue

Antonia Opiah | Posted 11.12.2015 | Media
Antonia Opiah

Shows like Scandal, Black-ish and Fresh Off the Boat lead the way to a more diverse TV landscape. Outside of the U.S., however, there's still much more work to be done.

Who's Selling You That Tampon? There's a 97% Chance It's a Man

Tanya Hayre | Posted 11.05.2015 | Media
Tanya Hayre

How do men know what we look for in our bras, yoga pants or even our monthly menstrual cycle needs? This gap between who is doing the buying and who is doing the selling seems outrageously unbelievable in this day and age.

How Black Reporters Report On Black Death

NPR Code Switch | Kelly Chen | Posted 08.19.2015 | Media

On an unbearably hot August afternoon last summer, I was walking along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., notebook in hand, when I ran into two ...

Yes, We Live in a Place Called the World

Nida Khan | Posted 07.29.2015 | Impact
Nida Khan

We are at an interesting crossroads right now. For a country that was founded on the slaughter of natives and the brutal enslavement of innocents, we have obviously made progress and strides in society. But our biggest challenge now -- that is in some ways even more difficult -- is eradicating institutional racism and inequality.

There Will Be More Non-White Journalists Because The Public Will Demand Them

Amanda Gutterman | Posted 07.24.2015 | Media
Amanda Gutterman

We need people talking about diversity in media, but at the end of the day, change won't happen because of a sanctimonious speech or an office memo. Diversity will come to newsrooms as more readers demand it, and the outlets that don't respond to this increasing demand will get left behind.

The Media Is Failing Women, But One Network Is Leading The Fight To Change Things

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 06.18.2015 | Media

Each morning at PBS, the entire staff of "NewsHour" gathers in a conference room for the daily morning meeting. The network is structured very much li...

Diversity at the Academy Awards: Why It Matters

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.18.2015 | Entertainment
Jimmy Nguyen

No matter who wins on Oscar night, the 2015 Academy Awards will be remembered for the stunning lack of diversity in its nominees that spawned the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite.

Hollywood, You're Halfway There With Trans Representation

Raquel Willis | Posted 03.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Raquel Willis

The same mindset that marks trans people as unfit to share and depict their own stories comes from the same place as the invalidation that causes us to experience discrimination and self-loathing on so many other levels. Seeing your true self in media is important and can save lives.

Why Representation Matters: A Thank You Letter to Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino

Luis Ruuska | Posted 02.25.2015 | Entertainment
Luis Ruuska

I will show my children Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, not only because they are fantastic stories and shows, but because they will hopefully see themselves in one way or another in either show.

Raúl De Molina Explains Why 'Latinos Are Going To The Spanish Networks'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.08.2014 | Latino Voices

Raúl De Molina isn’t satisfied with the state of Latino representation on television. In an interview with HuffPost Live, the Emmy Award-winnin...

Ryan Grim

Something New Is Happening In Cable News | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.14.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Channel surfers who stopped on MSNBC on July 11 in the 6 p.m. hour would have stumbled on something new in the world of cable news. At f...

10 Things White Privilege Has Done for Me in 10 Days

Olivia Cole | Posted 10.07.2014 | Black Voices
Olivia Cole

I have been actively monitoring my daily life and watching the ways in which that privilege has benefited me when it comes to the blogging and writing that I do. So here it is, 10 ways in 10 days.

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...

The Liberal Media Problem No One Talks About | Posted 05.12.2014 | Media

If left-leaning publications value diversity, why don't they have any? ...

Diversity in Media: Internships

Cierra Lockett | Posted 06.25.2014 | Black Voices
Cierra Lockett

There are many programs that offer great opportunities for diverse college students to succeed in media, and they have fostered meaningful learning experiences for young professionals for years now.

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...

ARGH: Sunday Shows Never Change, Do They?

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.30.2014 | Media

Sigh. There is another Media Matters study of Sunday show diversity out, and, just like all other studies of Sunday morning shows, this one—which...

'Too Much Estrogen': The Golden Globes, Chris Christie and Men Who Don't Want to Share Culture

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.13.2014 | Media
Soraya Chemaly

These are just this weekend's examples of men having a hard time-sharing culture. Sounds an awful lot like my 3-year-old brother, who used to chant, "Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine!!!"

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.

SHOCKER: You Can Have A Show That's Not All White Guys!

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.11.2013 | Media

Yet again, a report on the Sunday talk shows finds that they're dominated by white male guests (for instance, fully 75 percent of the people interview...

The Most Diverse Evening News Show

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.07.2013 | Media

"PBS NewsHour" is making all kinds of waves these days--first, with the announcement that Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff are going to be the show's mai...

#BraveGirlsWant to End Stereotypes, But What They NEED Is YOU

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Soraya Chemaly

The past few years have seen a massive groundswell in activism focused on challenging stereotypes and addressing media inequities. The newest venture is the Brave Girls Alliance. The Alliance is determined to raise awareness of both issues and encourage people to use the power of their voices and pocketbooks.