FCC steps up to promote diversity in broadcast ownership.

The Commission’s Access to Capital Working Group will host a virtual symposium, “Path to Media Ownership and Sustainability,” on November 6 from 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern. The topic is how small and diverse broadcasters can gain better access to capital. Broadcasters and lenders will talk about how to obtain financing; broadcast tax certificates; presentations from Nielsen Global Media about ratings for diverse broadcast stations; a roundtable discussion concerning how small and diverse broadcasters can attract more advertising revenue; and an update on pending legislation with the intent of increasing diversity in media ownership. The symposium is open to the public at www.FCC.gov/live.