The Commission’s Communications Division works closely with both the Law Enforcement and Community Relations Bureaus to develop a media strategy that would maximize the number of people the Commission reaches, informing them of the Commission’s work and the NYC Human Rights Law. Part of this aggressive anti-discrimination campaign includes highlighting the Commission’s high-profile cases and events. The Commission also focuses on reaching the City’s diverse communities through the ethnic and community press.
During 2007, the Commission appeared 88 times in the media, with the majority prominently featuring the Commission. These numbers do not include each media outlet’s online version of the story or the multiple times a story was broadcast.
Significant placements in both New York’s print and electronic media included: The Associated Press, NY 1, NY 1 Noticias, WCBS-TV, WABC-TV WNYW-TV, The New York Times, NY Daily News, NY Newsday, NY Post, NY Sun, Staten Island Advance, The Amsterdam News, Gay City News, The Blade, El Diario, Ming Pao Daily News, Sing Tao Daily, World Journal, Advertising Age, Diversity Inc., Black Enterprise, NY Magazine, The Network Journal, WNYC 820 AM, WNYC 93.9 FM, WWRL 1600 AM, and WRKS 98.7 FM, as well as numerous local and ethnic media outlets.
The following two pages provide a small sampling of the Commission’s 2007 highlights in the media.