Diversity Without Inclusion Is Only Skin-deep

Many companies embrace diversity, but fail to build a long lasting inclusive workplace environment because they focus too much effort on representation and not enough on integration. In media, the theory is that an audience is distrustful of storytelling marketed as important to their needs when the messengers aren’t reflective of their community. I generally…

Media Bias and the Negative Narrative 

I was invited to speak at Howard University about the lack of newsroom diversity and its negative impact on audiences at the Legal Digital Innovator Conference hosted by the Minority Counselor TV. Here’s part of my presentation: There’s a direct link between the lack of diversity in newsrooms and how it shapes the biased perceptions…

Many Flags, One Nacion 

Manny Ruiz,  CEO of Hispanicize Media Group, started a conversation at the organization’s annual conference last week which was met with the familiar skepticism and criticism. In Opinion: Where is a Latino Jesse Jackson when you need him? he predicts that the incessant “cultural bullying” of  the U.S. Hispanic/Latino community (especially in a presidential election…