New Report on Minority & Women TV Station Ownership in U.S.

A new report on media ownership in the U.S. by S. Derek Turner, Research Director at Free Press and Mark Cooper, Fellow at McGannon Communications Research Center, finds that:

  • Women comprise 51 percent of the entire U.S. population, but own a total of only 67 stations, or 4.97 percent of all stations.
  • Minorities comprise 33 percent of the entire U.S. population, but own a total of only 44 stations, or 3.26 percent of all stations.
  • Hispanics or Latinos comprise 14 percent of the entire U.S. population, but only own a total of 15 stations, or 1.11 percent of all stations.
  • Blacks or African Americans comprise 13 percent of the entire U.S. population but only own a total of 18 stations, or 1.3 percent of all stations.
  • Asians comprise 4 percent of the entire U.S. population but only own a total of 6 stations, or 0.44 percent of all stations.
  • Non-Hispanic White owners controlled 1,033 stations, or 76.6 percent of the all stations.

Download the report here.

Read the press release here.

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