WASHINGTON—The Asian American Justice Center, member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, continues its leadership role in promoting diversity in all facets of media with the appointment of Jason T. Lagria to the Federal Communication Commission’s Diversity Advisory Committee.
The FCC formally named Lagria, AAJC’s telecommunications and broadband policy senior staff attorney, to the Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age on Monday. The committee advises the FCC on diversity issues, such as how to lower the barrier into the telecommunications and related industries for women and minorities and how to diversify the workforce of such industries.
“I am honored by this appointment and hope my work can help elevate minority-owned broadcast station rates,” Lagria said. “For example, as of 2011, the most recent year available, only 11.9 percent of full-power TV stations were owned by women or minorities. Asian Americans owned only six, or 0.5 percent. We definitely can do better.”
At AAJC, Lagria advocates for policies that promote universal access to broadband and reduce barriers to critical technology and services for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities. He also works to increase diversity in the mass media.
For more information about the committee, visit http://www.fcc.gov/document/appointments-members-re-chartered-fcc-diversity-committee.