be effected without helping to educate the next generation of leaders.
CAI is already undertaking the following:
The Media Resource Guide is a CD-ROM of over one hundred
and fifty racial, religious and ethnic organizations in the
community and their leadership, the nature of their constituency,
the number of members of each organization, the communities they
serve and are located in, their annual budget, etc. CAI makes the
Media Resource Guide available to members of the media to encourage
more nuanced and thorough coverage of minority communities in Los Angeles.
Since views on race relations are heavily influenced by the media,
familiarizing the media with the complex and diverse faces of
Los Angeles' ethnic, racial, and religious communities is a necessary challenge.
Media Connections Briefings, in partnership with local television
stations KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV, CAI has sponsored briefings for Los Angeles
community leaders who represent the organizations described in CAI's
Media Resource Guide. Well over one hundred community leaders have
participated in these informal get-togethers with the news executives,
news producers and on-air reporters for the two stations. These meetings
have resulted in a slew of stories broadcast on different aspects of
Los Angeles that are usually unseen and go unremarked on.