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Telemundo, NBC UNIVERSO named digital and social
media partners

Broadway World
Telemundo and NBC UNIVERSO, divisions of NBCUniversal Hispanic Enterprises and Content, announced a digital and social media partnership with this year's Hispanicize conference to take place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami on March 16-20.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

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March 6-15 NAMIC-Southern California PALEYFESTLA, 10 Percent Off Code for NAMIC Members: PFNAMIC10 Details
March 12 NAMIC-Chicago Winter Networking Mixer Details
March 12 NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic Membership Mixer Details
March 25 15th Annual Horowitz Cultural Insights Forum Details
March 28 The AWNY Multicultural Alliance Presents: Diversity Boot Camp Details
April 7 NAMIC-Southern California Membership Mixer Save the Date
May 7 NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast Save the Date
Sept. 29 29th Annual NAMIC Conference Save the Date



NAMIC NEWS


NAMIC, WICT continuing joint workforce diversity survey
NAMIC
NAMIC and WICT (Women in Cable Telecommunications) are continuing to partner on a joint survey for the next editions of the NAMIC AIM (Advancement Investment Measurement) and the WICT PAR Initiative (Pay Equity, Advancement Opportunities and Resources for Work/Life Integration).
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NAMIC offering 35 percent off membership join or renewal

NAMIC is celebrating 35 years of advocating diversity and inclusion, and in recognition, we'd like to offer you a special 35 percent off your membership join or renewal.

Please take advantage of this offer now by clicking here and entering code 35years at the payment screen to receive the discount. This offer expires on March 31.

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2015 NAMIC Educational Course Offerings

2015 NAMIC Leadership Seminar
Chicago: July 29-31 (Application deadline: June 5)
Los Angeles: Nov. 4-6 (Application deadline: Sept. 18)

NAMIC ELDP Class XV
(Application deadline: July 21)

Session 1: Oct. 13-16
Session 2: Dec. 9-11
Session 3: February 2016
Session 4: April 2016

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LATEST DIVERSITY NEWS


Univision wins Walter Cronkite Award
HispanicAd.com
Univision News announced that it has been honored by The Norman Lear Center with an Achievement in National Investigative Journalism Walter Cronkite Award for its exploration of the dramatic exodus of Central American children to the U.S. in a special titled "Entre el Abandono y el Rechazo" ("Between Abandonment and Rejection"), led by Univision News anchor, María Elena Salinas.
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Apple Inc. donates $50 million to advance diversity in technology sector
International Business Times
Apple Inc. is donating more than $50 million to several nonprofit organizations to attract more women, minorities and veterans to technology industry jobs, Apple said during an exclusive interview with Fortune Tuesday. The move comes as the tech giant holds its annual shareholders meeting and prepares for the April 24 launch its highly anticipated Apple Watch, the company's first product for the wearable devices market.
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Gangs of Atlanta: New film upends Asian 'model minority myth'
NBC News
What began as a documentary on Asian-American gang members has become a universal story about the pain and sacrifice of immigrant families in pursuit of better lives. "A-Town Boyz," a new documentary currently in post-production, features the journeys of young Asian-Americans in Atlanta whose struggles for acceptance and legitimacy have led them down difficult roads.
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These women are fast becoming 'the face of American immigration'
NBC News
Asian-American women are fast becoming "the face of American immigration," according to a new report by the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF), "Turning the Page on U.S. Immigration Policy: Immigration and Asian American Women and Families," which argues that policy makers need to understand Asian-American women's stories, to better help all those affected by immigration.
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The Cookie conundrum: Is 'Empire' wrong to portray blacks as criminals?
The Daily Beast
"Empire" is over the top. It's melodramatic. It can be laughably cheesy. And it's one of the most watchable shows on TV. Critics who claim the Fox drama portrays the worst in black stereotypes forget that black characters are free to be as flawed as any other human beings.
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How 'Jane the Virgin' producer Jorge Granier aims to turn a family legacy into a new digital empire
Latin Post
Jorge Granier found a way to give his family's legacy — archival television programs from his family's media company and former Venezuelan TV channel RCTV — a new life online. Now he's set his sights on creating a global Spanish-language streaming empire.
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More gay, black characters on TV series
New York Daily News
Black, gay men are coming out — all over television. In a rare and unprecedented season, there's been an influx of black, gay characters in primetime dramas on hit shows, including Fox's "Empire," BET's "Being Mary Jane" and OWN's "The Haves & The Have Nots." And while gay characters have been common on TV for years, black, gay men were hardly anything other than stereotyped sidekicks or hunky objects of affection.
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Asian-American actors are moving on up in Hollywood
The Star
Hollywood has long been criticized for portraying Asian characters as caricatures instead of complex human beings. However, the past few years have seen more and more Asian-Americans taking lead roles, playing charming, multidimensional characters who appeal to a wider audience. Three Korean-American actors — Steven Yeung, Ki-hong Lee and Randall Park — are chipping their way through the U.S. entertainment industry's ceiling, both in film and on network television.
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7 questions for George Lopez
Vegas Seven
Comedian George Lopez speaks on the immigration debate, ethnic diversity on television and Erik Estrada's day-old bread.
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Black comedians in South Africa put power in the punch lines
The New York Times
The topics of the day were listed on a white board — "Je Suis Charlie," the governing African National Congress party's convention in Cape Town, results of the nationwide matric exams, South Africa's equivalent to the SAT. But the crew remained stuck on the Paris killings, in an animated back and forth about free speech.

It was serious journalists, however. It was a mock news team behind "Late Nite News With Loyiso Gola," South Africa's weekly answer to "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart." The South African show, which draws a million viewers each night a new episode airs, a sizable audience here, and last year was nominated a second time for an International Emmy, has galvanized a thriving comedy scene in South Africa that provocatively stretches the limits of what can be laughed at in the post-apartheid era.

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Latino hiring outpaces all others
AOL
As the labor market continues to strengthen, Hispanics are getting hired at a faster pace than any other group, a new government report shows. But they still have farther to go to reach the employment levels enjoyed by non-Hispanic, white people. The rate of employment among Hispanics increased by five percent over the last year, compared with 3.8 percent for black Americans and 1.4 percent for whites.
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CBS Corporation: Directing Initiative accepting new applications through May 30
CBS Corporation
The Directing Initiative will select directing candidates for episodic network television and match them with directors of CBS Television Network drama and comedy series. The goal is to bridge the gap for those talented directors attempting to break into network television. The Directing Initiative will accept new applications through May 30. The primary focus of CBS' Diversity Institute and the Directing Initiative is to provide access and opportunities for talented and motivated diverse directors with a focus on directors of color.
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2015/2016 CBS Diversity Writers Mentoring Program
CBS Corporation
There are many different paths writers can follow to get their first foothold in being hired in television. As part of its ongoing commitment to create additional access for writers of diverse backgrounds CBS' Diversity Institute has launched a different kind of writers program which highlights one of those paths.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015/2016 CBS Diversity Writers Mentoring Program. Deadline to apply is May 1.

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NAMIC MEMBER MOVERS AND SHAKERS
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PROGRAMMING


Jennifer Lopez sets sights on 'California' in upcoming project
NBC News
"Jenny From the Block" might have her roots in the East Coast, but she will soon be immersed in the history of the Golden State. Jennifer Lopez will be working with acclaimed filmmaker Gregory Nava, who directed the New York native in her breakout role in the "Selena" biopic two decades ago, on a new limited series, "California." NBC said the project is in the development phase; Lopez's company, Nuyorican Productions, will develop the series for the network in association with Sony Pictures Television.
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Bollywood's Priyanka Chopra to co-star in ABC's 'Quantico'
Variety
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has been cast as the female lead in ABC pilot "Quantico." The series revolves around FBI recruits who go through training at Quantico, Virginia. She will start alongside Jake McLaughlin.
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Latino groups offer solutions to problem of 'Single Issue Syndrome' on Sunday shows
Media Matters
Observers of the Latino media have responded to Media Matters' "Single Issue Syndrome" report on the lack of Latino representation on Sunday morning political talk shows by starting a conversation about how to address the problem. In response to the report, Latino Rebels, a Latino-focused media website, started the #AskMeMás Twitter campaign. According to Latino Rebels, the report "led to a conversation among a few people in our group: What other topics matter to U.S. Latinos?"
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'Off the Menu' goes inside Asian-American kitchens
Colorlines
"Off the Menu: Asian America" filmmaker Grace Lee's newest food documentary is, in her words, "a food show, but not that kind of food show." Meaning: you won't find any Ken Burnsian pans across close-up shots of glistening bowls of noodles in this film, which will premiere at CAAMFest in San Francisco on Sunday. Instead, Lee embarked on a four-state tour across the U.S. to talk with folks about their Asian-American culture, identities and communities and the role food plays in all of it.
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MULTICULTURAL MARKETING


Specific Media, SMG Multicultural study: Hispanic-Americans point the direction of mainstream media
PRNewswire
Hispanic Americans are leading the adoption of smartphones and tablets as media devices, according to research conducted by Specific Media, a Viant company, and SMG Multicultural. The research examines how Hispanic Americans — the second largest and fastest growing ethnic group in the U.S. today — use the Internet, smartphones, tablets and TV in their daily lives.
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Related story: Infographic: Hispanic-Americans are foreshadowing the future of media in the US (HispanicAd.com)


YouTube rolls out ad targeting tool geared for Hispanic audiences
The Wall Street Journal
Last year, YouTube unveiled Google Preferred, a new offering for advertisers aimed at helping them execute ad buys across the most popular — and valuable — YouTube content. This year, YouTube is taking things a step further by rolling out a new vertical buying option as part of Preferred — brands can now specifically tailor campaigns to Hispanic audiences on YouTube.
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Hispanic marketing moves into the mainstream
Retail Dive
The power and potential of the more than 54 million — 17 percent of the U.S. population — Hispanic consumers in the U.S. can't be denied. The group's consumer spending reached $1.4 trillion in 2014 year, and that figure is ticking up by $100 billion every year. But the real news is that while U.S. Hispanics are proud of their heritage, they are assimilating fast. Hispanics born in the U.S. account for nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of the Hispanic market, according to Nielsen, and 35 percent of all Hispanics living in the United States now speak English and Spanish in the home.
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