the Commission significantly increased its aggressive anti-discrimination
campaign by highlighting its cases, programs and events in the media.
The Commission more than doubled its exposure, appearing 205 times
in the press as compared to the previous year when it appeared only
90 times. The majority of these media appearances
prominently featured the Commission. These numbers do not include
each media outlet's on-line version of the story.
Significant placements in both New York's print and electronic media
during 2004 included: The Associated Press, the BBC, Reuters, CNN,
NY 1, Ch 2, Ch 4, Ch 5, Ch 7, Ch 9, Ch 11, Ch 41, Ch 47, The New
York Times, The New York Law Journal, NY Daily News, NY Newsday,
NY Post, NY Sun, Staten Island Advance, El Diario, Gay City News,
Crain's NY Business, Advertising Age, Adweek, CBS Radio, 1010 WINS
Radio, as well as numerous local and ethnic media outlets.
The Commission also hosted two community press breakfast meetings
to increase awareness that discrimination is against the law. Commission
members encouraged local, ethnic and daily press to reach out to
their readers and inform them of the Commission's mission and the
City's Human Rights Law. Following the events, the Commission received
extensive media coverage in some of the City's daily newspapers,
local Brooklyn and Queens community newspapers, and various Arab,
Caribbean, Chinese, Korean, Muslim, Polish, Russian, South Asian,
and Spanish publications, as well as ethnic television.
The following two pages provide a small sampling of the Commission's
2004 highlights in the media.