FCC's chief diversity officer to address initiatives, policies

The Federal Communications Commission’s chief diversity officer will speak about media diversity during a free public lecture at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, in the HUB auditorium on the University Park campus at Penn State.

Mark Lloyd will present “Promoting Media Diversity and Competition in the Digital Age,” discussing current FCC policies and initiatives aimed at promoting competition and diversity in the electronic media industries during an event sponsored by the Department of Telecommunications in the College of Communications. 

As the FCC’s associate general counsel and chief diversity officer, Lloyd works to help ensure that the communications field is competitive and generates widespread opportunities.

Lloyd was most recently the vice president for strategic initiatives at the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights/Education Fund, where he oversaw media and telecommunications initiatives. He was also an adjunct professor of public policy at the Georgetown University Public Policy Institute and, from 2002 to 2004, a visiting scholar at MIT, where he conducted research and taught communications policy.

Before that, Lloyd was a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, the General Counsel of the Benton Foundation, and an attorney at Dow, Lohnes & Albertson. Before becoming a communications lawyer, Lloyd was a broadcast journalist, working at CNN and NBC. He is the author of numerous popular and academic articles, a contributor to books on communications policy and journalism, and the author of one book, “Prologue to a Farce: Communication and Democracy in America.”
 

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Last Updated November 18, 2010