FCC Re-Charters Diversity Committee

Clyburn Looks Forward to Acting on Recommendations it Will Generate
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The FCC has re-chartered its diversity advisory committee with a new slate of members that includes Comcast's Rudy Brioche and NAMIC president Nicol Turner-Lee.

The committee "advises the Commission regarding policies and practices that will enhance diversity in the telecommunications and related industries."

"I am pleased that the FCC will continue to benefit from the knowledge and wise counsel of some of the country's best diversity-centric thinkers," said FCC commissioner Mignon Clyburn, the FCC's first African-American woman commissioner. "I want to thank chairman Genachowski for re-constituting the committee, and look forward to receiving and acting on the recommendations and research that the group will generate."

The FCC has put a vote on its media ownership rule changes on hold while it awaits results of an outside study on the impact of those changes on diverse ownership. Separately, but in a related move, it has sought comment on the form it uses to collect info on diversity in broadcast station ownership.

Click here to check out all the members of the new committee.