Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Public Media Corps hosts online chat on DC's Broadband Divide, December 2

Fellows with Public Media Corps (PMC) interviewed nearly 1,300 residents of Wards 1, 7 and 8 to learn more about patterns of broadband use and public media engagement specifically among African Americans and Latinos.   Using the interview results as a guide, the Fellows developed three projects to increase broadband and public media awareness and engagement.   PMC Fellows will be sharing information about both the findings and community engagement projects during a December 2, 11:00 am online chat.   Fellows will discuss the recent town hall meeting and the series, the family portrait project and What's Good DC?

To participate in the chat, join the chat here and join as a guest.

The Fellows found, among other things,
  • African Americans and Hispanic/Latinos were much more likely not to have Internet access at home (44.8% and 41.2% respectively) than White/Caucasian respondents (5.1%)
  • African American respondents reported using the Internet for news less than the Hispanic/Latino or White/Caucasian respondents.
  • Approximately 45% of respondents reported never watching public television and approximately 60% of respondents did not listen to public radio.

More information about the event is available from Llenda Jackson-Leslie via email or (202) 297-0285.

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