Thought a black president would lead to more diversity on cable news? Wrong. Since November 2008, the TV landscape has only gotten whiter. Rachel Sklar on what changed between Obama’s election and the hiring of Eliot Spitzer.
Rachel Sklar is a writer and social entrepreneur living in New York City. She was a founding editor at The Huffington Post and Mediaite and is the co-founder of Change The Ratio & TheLi.st. She has written for publications including The New York Times, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Politico and Mother Jones and she speaks widely at conferences, on panels and on TV. She is an advisor to several startups and has been named to the Silicon Alley 100 for the past three years. Follow her @rachelsklar.
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