Document Type

Special Feature

Publication Date


Publication Citation

51 Federal Communications Law Journal 681 (1999)


Access to capital for minority media remains problematic in the pension and mutual fund world, even among those organizations that practice "socially responsible" investing. The reasons for this include the behavior traits of all institutional investors and the relatively undeveloped state of socially responsible investing. However, modern social research suggests that large media conglomerates, such as Disney, Time-Warner, and Viacom, might be potentially approachable sources of capital for minority media.

Forum: New Approaches to Minority Media Ownership, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, Columbia University.