Federal Communications Law Journal

Document Type

Special Feature

Publication Date


Publication Citation

51 Federal Communications Law Journal 577 (1999)


Minority-owned companies competing in print publishing, radio, broadcast television, cable, and telecommunications industries have had no shortage of challenges, setbacks, and failures. Minority-owned companies are struggling to stake a claim in the new media frontier. Some challenges they face are unique to the underlying technology, uncertainty, and international reach of the Web. There should be a sense of urgency with respect to minority participation on the Web. If the promise of broadband leads to new media outlets that are profitable and more dynamic than traditional media, then minorities cannot afford to be left out.

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