Sample Letter to the Editor
[City, State Zip]
To the Editor:
Our nation’s media system is slipping away. Fewer and fewer people are controlling more and more of what we see and hear. And very little about the process or structure is democratic or diverse. The disproportionate lack of women and minority owners is a direct cause of the lack of diverse voices, images and viewpoints on our local television and radio stations.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the federal agency that regulates media ownership, is responsible for finding ways to promote greater ownership and employment for women and minorities. Instead, the FCC is considering changes that could make already low levels of female and minority ownership even worse.
I care about the crisis in minority and female media ownership and want to the FCC to do its job to make our media diverse. And Congress needs to exercise its oversight responsibilities and hold the FCC accountable for ensuring a diverse media. Without this responsibility and accountability, our media cannot serve in the true public interest – representing the diverse voices of all Americans.
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