Rahsaan Harris

  • published President's Letter - December 2016 in News Updates 2016-12-19 12:39:05 -0500

    Emma Bowen Foundation President's Letter - December 2016


    January 5th, 2017, marks my two year anniversary at the Emma Bowen Foundation (EBF). I spent a large part of the time in my role listening and understanding each partner’s challenges and desires for a new EBF responsive to their and the industry’s current needs, and ensuring that young people of color get internships and perform well.      


    EBF 2.0 is our response to feedback, which we hope offers successful solutions to the needs of our current partners and the industry and captures who we are. In order to change the narrative of people color—the legacy which created the foundation— 2.0 aims to ensure that more people of color are hired, retained, and advance to decision making positions to influence the way media is expressed and business is conducted. To fully impact the industry, we need to reach all essential functions in front of and behind the camera— the Content of Media (journalism and production), the Business of Media (sales, research, human resources, and other behind-the-scenes business careers), and the Innovation of Media (social media, engineering, new technology, big data). 

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