Tag: diversity

by Mark Glaser

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. Why does Silicon Valley lack diversity? (TechCrunch) 2. EU Commissioner: “The millions of dollars invested trying to enforce copyright have not stemmed piracy” (TorrentFreak) 3. The symbol of adulthood for teenagers is no longer the car. It’s the smartphone. (New York Times) 4. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority bans “rude” text messages (The Guardian) […] more »

by Andria Krewson

The Greensboro 52. That’s the label a group of journalists, students, educators and community members adopted during the Create or Die 2 conference in Greensboro, N.C., which took place June 2 to 5. The label takes its inspiration from the Greensboro Four, African-American students at N.C. A&T University who sat down at a lunch counter […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

The media universe is more multifaceted, and confused, than ever, something Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley alluded to at the Mirror Awards on Tuesday. “Even though we’re a technology company, we behave like we are a media company,” he said. “It’s a question people ask all the time: What is a media company?” By giving Crowley […] more »

by Rosanna Fiske

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by Julian McBride

PBS.org has recently been home to some frank and thoughtful discussions about an overlooked issue: the lack of racial diversity in the media. For those who may have missed it, the dialogue was sparked by Retha Hill in an Idea Lab post about the lack of minorities at new media conferences. Mark Glaser expanded the […] more »

by Mark Glaser

How many times have you been to a technology or media conference and noticed the dominance of white male speakers at the podium or the room? That’s what Arizona State University professor and media veteran Retha Hill saw when she attended the recent NewsFoo conference in Phoenix and the ONA conference in Washington, DC. She […] more »