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THIS MAY BE UNDERSTANDABLE, BUT IT IS NOT EXCUSABLE
IN AN INSTITUTION THAT HAS THE MISSION TO INFORM AND
EDUCATE THE WHOLE OF OUR SOCIETY."

LERONE BENNETT SAID IT BETTER. HE SAID "... WHITE ORIENTED
MEDIA ARE PART OF THE RACE PROBLEM. THEY REFLECT THE INTERESTS,
VALUES AND ASPIRATIONS OF WHITE PEOPLE... WE FACE THE NEED FOR WHITE-
ORIENTED MEDIA TO TRANSCEND THE LIMITATIONS OF WHITENESS..."

EVEN THOUGH A FAR GREATER NUMBER OF US HAVE HAD BYLINES
IN THE PRESS SINCE 1967, THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEWSPAPER EDITORS
REPORTED LAST YEAR THAT FEWER THAN 1% OF PROFESSIONAL NEWSMAN IN
AMERICA CAME FROM MINORITY GROUPS.

WHERE WE ARE MAKING SOME GAINS IN BROADCAST MEDIA, BUT
AT THE SAME TIME WE MUST OPPOSE VIGOROUSLY THE RECENT FEDERAL
COMMUNICATIONS COMISSION PROPOSAL TO EXEMPT 3/4THS OF ALL RADIO
AND TELEVISION STATIONS IN AMERICA FROM ITS FAIR EMPLOYMENT REPORTING
REQUIREMENTS, AND WILL LEAVE 45,000 JOBS OUTSIDE THEIR SCRUTINY.

IF SUCESSFUL, IT WILL MEAN THAT BLACKS IN RADIO AND
TELEVISION WILL REMAIN JUST FACES AND VOICES, PRESENCE WITHOUT POWER.

EVEN MORE FRIGHTENING FOR ALL AMERICANS IS THE GROWING
CONCENTRATION OF MANY MEDIA OUTLETS IN THE HANDS OF THE FEW.

IN JUST THE SOUTHERN STATES, EIGHT COMPANIES OWN MORE THAN
65 NEWSPAPERS, INCLUDING THE CAPITOL CITY NEWSPAPERS IN GEORGIA,
ALABAMA, VIRGINIA AND FLORIDA. THESE SAME EIGHT COMPANIES OWN

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