African American News Media: Fact Sheet

Pew Research center reports Black-owned Newspapers are now mostly community weeklies, and circulation holds steady among those that are audited.

Magazine circulation is down for the 4 prominent publications Ebony, Jet, Essence, Black Enterprise.

Digital news and community platforms catering to African-American readers are up on computers, but African-Americans spend less time on mobile devices.  As for Broadcast television in 2015, there were 12 black-owned television stations, 7 of which are owned by political commentator Armstrong Williams. The first and only public broadcasting station, WHUT, licensed to and operated by Historically Black College and University, is currently up for sale.  [Update: 2017 Howard University decides it won’t sell its public TV station in the FCC spectrum auction]

Source: African American News Media: Fact Sheet

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