Minority Media Should ‘Get in the Game’

Editor’s Note: Editor’s Note: This is the second of three reports on federal advertising spending. Part 2 provides viewpoints from members of Congress and the Senate.

Congress, Senate Members Push for Government Ad Spending in Minority Press

By Stacy M. Brown, special to the NAHP

It’s been eight years since the Government Accountability Office released a damning report that revealed how federal agencies ignored Hispanic and Black media when spending billions of dollars on advertising.

And, despite calls earlier this year for a new report and more inclusion by leaders of the National Association of Hispanic Press and the National Newspaper Publishers Association – two minority newspaper publishing groups that include more than 600 publications nationwide – federal government agencies are still directing their more than $4 billion advertising budget to other media owners.

For the entire 2nd part of the 3-part Special click: GAO-2