Student founders of color face unique challenges to creating sustainable ventures in the media innovation space. These include advertiser biases, lack of technological development support and plain old-fashioned racism.

Top innovators of color in media entrepreneurship — from broadcast media and education to online and hyperlocal enterprises — came together April 22 to advance solutions at the Media Innovation Summit in Baltimore.

Our goal was to examine the current media innovation landscape and the activity at higher education institutions. But ultimately we emerged with several collaborations that will help advance media ventures by and for students of color.

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