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Wall St. Project Summit hosts public panel to examine state of media ownership
(January 22, 2012) The 15th Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit will be held on Wednesday, January 25, through Friday, January 27 at the Sheraton NY Hotel & Towers in New York, NY. The theme is "We Are One World - Bringing Everyone to the Table: Celebrating Fifteen Years of Access to Capital, Industry and Technology." Attendees will be hosted by the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. and Honorary Chair Terry J. Lundgren, President, Chairman, CEO, Macy's, Inc.
Among the sessions of particular interest to marketing and media professionals will be a panel entitled "Equity and Ownership in the Media -- An Overview of the Current State of the Media & Telecom Industry." The panel, for which the conference registration fee is being waived, is open to the public, takes place on Wednesday at 4:30 - 6:30 pm.
The panelists for the session include:
- Leonard E. Burnett, Jr., Group Publisher, Vibe and Uptown magazines
- Cloves Campbell, Jr., Chairman, National Newspapers Publishers Association
- Michael J. Copps, Former Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
- Hermene Hartman, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, N'DIGO Magapaper
- Steven C. Roberts, JD, LLM, President, Roberts Broadcasting Company
- Munson Steed, CEO of Steed Media Group
- Jim Winston; Executive Director, National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters
Ken Smikle, President and Publisher of Target Market News, will be the moderator.
The session will be followed by a "Movers and Shakers Welcome Reception" co-hosted by NV Magazine. Former FCC Commissioner, Michael J. Copps, and Bill Koenigsberg, Chairman of the 4As Media Policy Committee will be the honorees.
The Wall Street Project challenges corporate America to end the multi-billion dollar trade deficit with minority vendors and consumers and works to assure equal opportunity for diverse employees, entrepreneurs, and consumers. The Project uses Operation Breadbasket's model of research, education and negotiation and reconciliation to achieve its mission to promote inclusion, opportunity and economic growth by encouraging public and private industries to:
• Improve hiring, promotion and retention practices
• Name more minorities to corporate boards
• Allocate more capital to minority companies
• Promote intra-trade relationships among diverse businesses
• Increasefunding for educational scholarships, and voter registration education
• Increase financial literacy in minority and/or underserved communities through the work of the One Thousand Churches Connected program
For further information on the Wall Street Project Conference visit www.rainbowpush.org, or call 773-373-3366.
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