CTAM chmn Joe Rooney took the unusual route of selecting the local CTAM chapters as the ’08 Chairman’s Award recipients. "I know it’s a bit unorthodox choosing the Chapters over an individual, but the volunteers who lead the CTAM chapters really extend the impact of our organization beyond what we would otherwise reach," said Rooney, chief marketing officer at Cox. There are a total of 15 CTAM Chapters — 12 in the continental US, and one each in the Caribbean, Europe and Canada.

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RLJ, Allen Talk Barriers to Black Media Ownership

A lot has changed since Robert Johnson launched BET in 1980, but the barriers that existed then for Black-owned networks remain much the same. Johnson and Entertainment Studios founder Byron Allen agreed

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