Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution, introduced by Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), calling for increased diversity in American media. The resolution, led by Demings, along with Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR) and Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV), passed overwhelmingly and reaffirms the House of Representatives’ commitment to increasing media diversity.
The News Media Alliance applauds Rep. Demings and her fellow sponsors and co-sponsors, and joins them in their commitment to improving diversity in the media. News Media Alliance President and CEO, David Chavern, stated, “It is critically important that diverse perspectives are represented in media coverage, especially at the local level. Freedom of speech and the press are vital to preserving a strong democracy, and one role of the press is to be the voice of the community. We commend Representative Demings for her leadership and vision, and we look forward to working with her to help bring about real and positive change in media diversity.”
David Chavern is former President & CEO of the News/Media Alliance. Chavern has 30 years of experience in executive strategic and operational roles. Prior to the Alliance, he completed a decade-long tenure at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.