Black Publishers Push for Report on Federal Ad Spending

Washington, D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton speaks outside of the U.S. Capitol during a joint press conference between NNPA and NAHP. NNPA President Benjamin Chavis, Denise Rolark Barnes, the chair of the NNPA (wearing all Black) and Martha Montoya, the president of the NAHP (2nd from right), also delivered remarks. (Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA)

By Stacy M. Brown
NNPA Newswire Contributor

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is set to begin work on a report detailing advertising spending by federal agencies – particularly as it pertains to Black and Latino media companies.
“After several senators joined our request, including Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Shumer, GAO sent us an update in February saying that the request would take about six months of work,” said Benjamin Fritsch, a spokesman for Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.).
Norton first called for the report during a press conference with National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) members and representatives of the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP).
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