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Want more diverse TV? Focus on media mergers




The Comcast Center, which is Comcast Corporate headquarters, is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. According to reports January 18, 2011, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the merger between Comcast Corp. and NBC Universal Inc.
The Comcast Center, which is Comcast Corporate headquarters, is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. According to reports January 18, 2011, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the merger between Comcast Corp. and NBC Universal Inc.
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Media mergers are more than big multi-billion dollar deals between companies.

Activist groups see them as opportunities to change the landscape of what's shown on screen.

When Comcast merged with NBCUniversal in 2011, for example, the new mega-media-monolith pledged to increase the number of Latinos in front of and behind the camera.

But a new study by Columbia University found that it was all talk and no progress.

Take Two welcomes lead researcher Frances Negrón-Muntaner who has advice on how activists can get more results.