“Multicultural News Network” Slated to Launch in Second Half of 2021
News Network Will Be the Voice of America’s Multicultural Communities
Multicultural News Network (MNN), a non-partisan, national news network that will bring an unbiased national forum for the voices of America’s underserved multicultural communities, will launch in the second half of 2021. MNN plans to produce live, daily news and other programming serving multicultural communities including, but not limited to: Blacks and African Americans, Latinx, LGBTQ, Asians, Native Americans, people of Middle Eastern descent, and others. Much of MNN’s content will be produced and delivered by its respective multicultural community to ensure their authentic voice is being heard on a regular and national basis.
MNN will be based in Indianapolis, in a 69,000 square foot facility – currently home to Circle City Broadcasting’s WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23. Additional news bureaus will be located around the country. Launch advertisers, sponsors and distribution partners will be announced in the near future.
MNN was founded by DuJuan McCoy, owner and CEO of Circle City Broadcasting. McCoy will serve as MNN’s CEO. MNN has also begun to forge strategic relationships with Circle City Broadcasting and Cox Media Group (CMG). MNN plans to utilize stations, newsrooms and news bureau resources in select markets.
McCoy said, “The MNN concept has been in development for years and I am very excited to make this announcement particularly along with many valued and supportive partners. We believe MNN will change the way Americans view news while providing a national platform for many underserved diverse communities that are voiceless in America’s current national news media landscape. Through MNN, numerous multicultural communities will have a regular platform for their stories and perspectives to be heard.”
CMG’s Executive Chairman Steve Pruett, said, “CMG strongly supports increasing diversity in media and providing authentic, unbiased platforms for underserved voices to be heard. We, too, look forward to help change and diversify the landscape of news in the US, which is the objective of MNN.”
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group (CMG) is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people. CMG provides valuable local content to diverse audiences in the communities in which it serves. The company’s operations include 33 market-leading television stations in 20 markets, 54 award-winning radio stations in 10 markets and numerous multi-platform streaming video and digital platforms. Cox Media Group’s portfolio includes affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable independent stations. Additionally, Cox Media Group operates the National Advertising Platform business of CoxReps; and offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services with Local Solutions. For more information about Cox Media Group and its businesses, please visit www.coxmediagroup.com.