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Pasadena-based National Hispanic Media Coalition’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel to Testify Before Congress to Urge Fair Media Ownership Rules

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News People Pasadena-based National Hispanic Media Coalition’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel to Testify Before Congress to Urge Fair Media Ownership Rules From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | 11:12 am HerbeautyLove Astrology: 12 Types Of Boyfriends Based On Zodiac SignsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeauty Jessica J. Gonzalez. Photo courtesy NHMC.orgThis morning, Jessica J. González, executive vice president and general counsel of the Pasadena-based National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), will testify before the House of Representatives to defend the Federal Communications Commission’s authority to promote localism, competition, and diversity in broadcasting and call for strengthened media ownership rules. The hearing, entitled “Media Ownership in the 21st Century,” will be convened by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Communications & Technology.The hearing at is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. EST. To view a live online stream of the hearing or access more information, including full list of witnesses and their written testimonies, click here. González’s full written testimony is available here.“Media consolidation leads to a less diverse, less responsive, less responsible media,” Gonzalez will testify. “In today’s media landscape, most TV news, radio programs and newspaper stories do not represent the concerns, culture, and knowledge of people of color and rural people.”During her testimony, González will highlight the negative effects that media consolidation and declining diversity over the past two decades has had on Latinos, other people of color and women. She will also stress the importance and uniqueness of broadcasting and explain why media ownership limits remain relevant today.NHMC has long advocated for strong and loophole-free media ownership rules to reduce barriers for Latinos, other people of color and women to own media outlets. As of 2011, despite composing 17% of the U.S. population, Latinos owned only 2.9% of full power commercial television stations, 2.7% of FM radio outlets, and 4.5% of AM radio stations.The hearing comes after the FCC voted earlier this year to commence its 2014 Quadrennial Review of media ownership rules and take action to prevent certain covert consolidation arrangements among broadcasters that do not serve the public interest.National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) headquarters is located at 55 S. Grand Avenue in Pasadena. For more information, contact (626) 792-6462 or visit www.nhmc.org.About NHMCThe National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a media advocacy and civil rights organization for the advancement of Latinos, working towards a media that is fair and inclusive of Latinos, and towards universal, affordable, and open access to communications. Learn more at www.nhmc.org. Receive real-time updates on Facebook and Twitter @NHMC. More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Top of the News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

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Skaneateles cross country sweeps Marcellus

first_imgThen Hope Cross-Jaya, in 21:03 flat, got third place, with Lillian Yengo fourth in 22 minutes flat and Sophia Aurdeen fifth in 22:06.Four Mustangs followed, Alyssa McShane (22:11) in front of Virginia Lucchetti (22:28), Sophia Maum (22:30) and Amy Francesconi (23:20) before the Lakers’ Ellie McSwain finished 10th in 25:15 to clinch her team’s sweep.Westhill, meanwhile, had its own dominating meet against Mexico, earning a pair of 15-50 victories over the Tigers.Jacob Fricano led the boys Warriors as he posted a top time of 17:49. Will Thornton was second in 18:23, edging Mike Ferrara (18:24) for that spot as Brian Allen (19:03) and Justin Nowicki (19:04) complete a top-five sweep ahead of Brandon Mulholland (19:05) and Angelo Carr, who posted 19:22.Over in the girls race, Liz Kessler was victorious for state no. 25-ranked Westhill in 22:25, beating out Katherine Evans, who posted 22:40. Addie Lowery finished in 22:43 as Emily O’Reilly (23:18) and Kylie Nowicki (23:50) followed, with Alexis Bergett (24:44) ahead of Gianna Zerillo (25:11) and Ashley Heffernan (25:20).Jordan-Elbridge was no. 18 in the state Class C boys rankings before last Wednesday’s meet against Solvay and Altmar-Parish-Williamstown, with the Eagles sweeping the Bearcats and Rebels.Individually, Kenny Williams, in 18:52, edged out Sean Dristle (18:53) and Lee Jewell (18:54) as the Eagles’ top three ran together. Derek Quigley posted a time of 19:49 as Richard Raus finished in 22 minutes flat.The J-E girls also handled Solvay and APW as Vassianna Klock won the race in 22:25, more than two minutes ahead of Hannah Fichter’s 24;31. Coral Uhle was third in 24:33as Tia Parkolap posted 25:39 and Kendall Shaw finished in 25:46. Lindsay Jackson posted 27:59.Both of the Marcellus teams ran Saturday in the Tully Invitational, where it finished seventh in the girls Small School race as Bolster was 10th in 20:42.9 and Strempel finished 16th in 21:44.2.The boys Mustangs, who finished sixth in the Small School division at Tully, had Aidan Shea, in a clocking of 18:17.1, beat out Huss (18:20.0) for 19th place, with Cox 28th in 18:46.5. Solvay’s Luke Dwyer was 29th in 18:47.8 to lead the Bearcats.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: cross countryJ-EMarcellusskaneatelesWesthill Even with a solid effort at the Sept. 28 McQuaid Invitational in Rochester, the Skaneateles boys cross country team fell from no. 2 to no. 10 in the ensuing state Class C rankings, just ahead of Westhill in the no. 11 spot.Responding to this, the Lakers faced archrival Marcellus last Wednesday afternoon at the Polo Grounds, and Skaneateles swept both sides against the Mustangs, winning 19-42 in the boys race and 23-32 in the girls race.Caleb Bender again led the Skaneateles boys, enduring the cold, damp conditions to post a time of 16 minutes, 23 seconds, nearly a full minute ahead of runner-up Matt Persampieri, who in 17:11 edged Joe Norris (17:12) for that spot.center_img Kevin Huss, who was fourth in 17:45, was Marcellus’ top runner, with Caeden Cox fifth in 18:10, but the Lakers swept the rest of the top 10.Tony DiRubbo, sixth in a clocking of 18:20, led a Skaneateles group that included Will Girzadas in seventh place (18:25) and Connor Gell in eighth place (18:35) as Will Swarts was ninth in 18:38 and Nolan Gryzlo (18:40) beat out the Mustangs’ Aidan Shea (18:45) for 10th place.Skaneateles won on the girls side over Marcellus by having four of the top five finishers, including up front, where Sarah Tallerico went 20:32 over the Polo Grounds course to beat out the 20:50 from the Mustangs’ Anella Bolster.last_img read more

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