Who owns Black media?
The Pivot Fund Pod · 58 minutes ·

Who owns Black media?

What does it mean to be Black media? And how can media that targets Black audiences be culturally competent?

The Pivot Fund and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press hosted this conversation on Feb. 23, 2022, about Black media ownership and the support systems they need to be successful and serve the Black community.

Tracie Powell, The Pivot Fund's CEO, moderated the discussion with Kamesha Laurry, an attorney and fellow at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Panelists included: 

  • Joseph A. Torres, co-author of "News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media
  • Sara Lomax-Reese, co-founder of URL Media and president and CEO of WURD Radio
  • Cheryl Thompson-Morton, director of the Black Media Initiative at the Center for Community Media at City University of New York
  • Hiram Jackson, the CEO of Real Times Media


  • Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press hotline: 1-800-336-4243.
  • rcfp.org 

The Pivot Fund is a new venture philanthropy organization dedicated to investing $500 million into independent BIPOC-led community news outlets through grantmaking, development support, and strategic consulting.

For more information on The Pivot Fund, visit thepivotfund.org.

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