December 8, 2014
By Aitza Haddad
David Honig is certainly a person to commemorate. Honig taught communications policy, research and law at Howard University School of Communications in the 1980s. He continue guest teaching until late 1990s in the different schools across the nation. But along the way he pursued legal studies, receiving his law degree from Georgetown Law School. In 1983, he started diving his time between education and his private practice of communications and civil rights law. He has represented different national organizations, broadcasters, broadcast applicants in some of the approximately 90 cases litigated in front of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
In 1986, he furthered his efforts in communications policy by cofounding the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC). This organizations operates the nation’s only full service, minority owned media and telecom brokerage and has represented over 70 minority, civil rights and religious national organizations in proceedings before the FCC. For this work, Honig has received many communication and legal awards, and been named by the National Law Journal as one of the thirty most influential communications lawyers.
After 28 years of serving as president of the MMTC, on December 10, 2014, Honig will pass his presidency to the new MMTC President and CEO, Kim Keenan, in a welcoming ceremony known as the "Passing the Baton" Welcome Reception!
For more information about the event see our SAVE THE DATE announcement.
For more information about David Honig's legacy visit MMTCOnline http://mmtconline.org/david-honig/.