Turner-Lee to Head MMTC Effort

Dr. Nicole Turner-Lee, most recently president and CEO of the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), has joined the Minority Media & Telecommunications Council, the D.C.-based nonprofit that promotes civil rights in the media, MMTC announced Aug. 8.

She will be VP and chief research and policy officer at the organization where she will head a new arm of the council "aimed at advancing national leadership on telecommunications issues." She will also head up MMTC's 65-member Telecom and Internet Task Force, which will set the agenda for that effort.

Before heading NAMIC, Turner-Lee was VP of the Media and Technology Institute of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.

Turner-Lee resigned her post at NAMIC last month only a week after NAMIC said she had been cleared of alleged financial and operational improprieties.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.