Industry Ears

"A New Generation Think Tank Dedicated to Promoting Justice in media"

WHO ARE WE

A consortium of entertainment and broadcast industry professionals with more than 60 years of experience dedicated to revealing truth and promoting justice in media.

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A CALL TO CONSCIOUSNESS

"Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think."

--Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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06 May 2013

Industry Ears talks to CNN about Mountain Dew ad and Lil Wayne

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10 Sep 2011

What’s The Leading Cause Of Poor Record Sales

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What's The Leading Cause Of Poor Record Sales? By Rizoh HoustonPress.com ​Last week, the music world laughed up a hiccup as Lil Wayne pranced around the VMA stage in nut-suffocating, Le Tigre-inspired jeggings. While that performance affirmed that Wayne is no fashion guru, his chart performance a week later reminded us that he's very good at something else-selling ...

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03 Jul 2011

Not about rape, not about Rihanna

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By Lisa Fager Bediako CNN.com (CNN) -- Rihanna's "Man Down" video was the motivation for Industry Ears -- a media watchdog group I co-founded -- to recently join forces with the Parents Television Council to hold media corporations, in this case Black Entertainment Television, accountable. We argued that the graphic violence aired in the video was inappropriate ...

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21 Apr 2011

Blast Colt 45: New Media, Same Old Tricks

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Blast Colt 45: New Media, Same Old Tricks Why the media-watchdog group Industry Ears is firing back at a despicable new malt liquor campaign that it says targets our kids. By: Natalie Hopkinson | Posted: April 21, 2011 from TheRoot.com http://www.theroot.com/views/blast-colt-45-new-media-same-old-tricks Once upon a time, getting urban youths hooked on your product was a fairly straightforward affair: Hire a ...

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14 Jan 2011

Strip Clubs: Launch Pads For Hits In Atlanta

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FROM NPR - All Things Considered "How do you feel about strip clubs?" That was their opening line. My colleagues Sara Sarasohn and Zoe Chace wanted to know if I’d be willing to go to Atlanta to report on how hip-hop records are broken, or launched, in strip clubs. Truth is, I'd never been to ...

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14 Jan 2011

Arizona Fallout: Hispanic Group To Press FCC, Hill, NTIA For Hate Speech Inquiries

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Wants to update almost two-decades old report on effects of hate speech, press Congress for money to do so By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, January 10, 2011 Prompted by the shootings in Arizona over the weekend and ensuing national conversation about the role of violent rhetoric in politics and the media, the National Hispanic Media ...

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07 Mar 2010

Keke Palmer wins NAACP Award

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NAACP Best Youth Performance in Television Congrats to KEKE for Winning Best Youth Performance in Television by NAACP! Now she needs your VOTES For Nickelodeon's Kid's Choice Awards! It's easy click here Keke has to be one of the brightest young stars on the planet. Let Nickolodeon know by sharing the link. Paul Porter Industry Ears

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24 Feb 2010

The Slow Painful Death of Radio

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The Slow Death of Radio

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11 Feb 2010

BET HONORS breaks records

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The third annual airing of The BET Honors on Feb. 1 delivered star-studded ratings for the network and a 245 percent increase for BET in its 9 to 11 PM time slot compared to the same period last year. The tribute to Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Keith Black, and Ruth Simmons finished ...

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