FCC Releases Diversity Council Meeting Agenda

Posted on February 28th, 2023 by

The FCC’s Communications Equity and Diversity Council will meet virtually on February 23, 2023 following an agenda that includes broadcast related topics Non-Traditional Anchor Institutions and Diverse Media, Communications and Tech Ownership and Development.  The meeting will be live-streamed.

Amid a growing drumbeat for FCC action on media ownership diversity, we anticipate some FCC actions or initiatives in 2023, including action on long- pending rulemaking proceeding involving EEO obligations for part-timers and reinstitution of the old Form 395-B filing requirement for reporting the race/ethnicity of broadcast station employees.  Moving that proceeding to a decision may turn on whether Gigi Sohn is approved to be the third Democratic commissioner.