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CBS cancels 'Judge Joe Brown' amid salary dispute
The Hollywood Reporter
"Judge Joe Brown," the second highest-rated court show in television syndication after "Judge Judy," has been canceled by CBS Television Distribution. The cancellation comes after negotiations on a new contract broke down, apparently over Brown's salary. He reportedly has been making $20 million a year, but CTD was looking to trim his compensation in line with a decline in his ratings.
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FCC Chairman Genachowski leaving US agency leaderless
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski said he's resigning in the coming weeks, opening a second vacancy on the five-member U.S. agency that regulates telephone, cable and broadcast companies.
Promoting the benefits of digital literacy
Closing the digital divide — and getting all Americans online — requires a multipronged approach. It's not enough just to provide affordable computer equipment and access to broadband at a reasonable price. Just as important is digital literacy training to teach people how to use the Internet and take advantage of everything it has to offer.
ABC News wins Peabody Award for 'Robin's Journey' campaign
ABC News won a George Foster Peabody Award for its public-service campaign built around "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts' recovery from a rare blood disorder.
Doug Banks launches media company with Ed Pearson as president
Target Market News
National Urban AC afternoon drive-time host Doug Banks has announced he's growing his media empire with the launch of Doug Banks Media. Based in Dallas, the company will build on the well-established brand of the radio show as it develops new talent and content for radio, satellite, digital, television and live events.
Number of Asian and Latino writers for TV are up
The Writers Guild of America, West released a report that found the number of writers of color writing for television has doubled since the millennium. The report found the number of writers of color has increased as a group, but because the share of people of color continues to grow in the U.S. population, little headway has been made toward reaching anything "approximating proportionate representation," the report found.
Upcoming NAMIC events
NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic: General Membership Mixer
6-9 p.m., March 28 at Sirius XM, 1500 Eckington Place, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Cost: Free! Register here.
NAMIC-Philadelphia: Third Annual Executive Speed Mentoring Workshop
5-7:30 p.m., April 3 at One Comcast Center, 42nd floor, Philadelphia — Are you ready to make one-on-one connections, ask questions and gain insights from some of the brightest and most successful executives in the industry? Get your elevator speech ready and join NAMIC-Philadelphia and an amazing mix of leaders for its signature Executive Speed Mentoring Workshop. Cost: $35 for members, $50 for nonmembers. Register here.
NAMIC-Atlanta: What Separates Good from Great 2013
5:30-8 p.m., April 22 at the Jim Kennedy Conference Center Governor's Hall A, C-Tech Tower 6305-B Peachtree Dunwoody Road Sandy Springs, GA 30328 Cost: $25 members/$35 nonmembers, free to student members/$10 student nonmembers. Register here.
NAMIC-New York Night on Broadway: The Trip to Bountiful
7-10 p.m., April 30 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York. Cost: $105 for members and guests of members. Join NAMIC-New York as we see Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful" Starring: Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams; also starring Condola Rashad and Tom Wopat. Following the play will be an exclusive Cast Talkback for NAMIC guests only, moderated by Wilson Morales of Blackfilm.com. Don't miss this great show. Very limited tickets! Buy now! All sales final. Register here.
The 19th Annual NAMIC Vision Awards
SAVE THE DATE! May 9 at the Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles
NAMIC National Annual Awards Breakfast
SAVE THE DATE! June 12 at the Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, D.C.
27th Annual NAMIC Conference
SAVE THE DATE! Oct. 8-9 at the New York Marriott Marquis, New York
Spanish TV series looking to expand to larger international market
Hispanically Speaking News
Classic Spanish television series like "Los Serrano," or current ones like "Gran Hotel" and "Cuentame" are seen across half the planet, but the country's fiction television producers want to make a qualitative leap with international coproduction seeking bigger budgets and new markets.
YouTube's Latino foodies are creating a broadcast niche
Food-loving culture is everywhere these days and nowhere is it more prominent than on television. Thanks to the popularity of shows like "Top Chef," "Hell's Kitchen," and "The Next Food Network Star" and other shows, foodie-loving programming on network and cable television is being broadcast to millions of American households.
HBO tires of 'Golden' rule
Oscar De La Hoya isn't the only man HBO won't be doing business with any time soon. The same holds true for boxing's most powerful manager, Al Haymon.
Among Hispanics, who's leading digital adoption trends?
Online Hispanics are digital mavens and leaders on a variety of social networks. The Hispanic demographic itself, though, has many distinctive characteristics, including preferred language and country of origin, and these differences create varied digital participation levels.
Unilever unveils Tu Selección soccer promotion
Unilever announced a partnership with Soccer Marketing United to become official sponsors of the Mexican National Team. Unilever is marking the beginning of the three-year sponsorship with the launch of the Tu Selección campaign, which shows how Unilever brands help Hispanics celebrate their passion for fútbol at home with their favorite products.
How marketers can drive cross-screen engagement
More and more consumers are engaging with content across a variety of screens, and often engaging with that content on multiple screens simultaneously. This means advertisers have to take a holistic approach to their marketing strategy and adjust the content to fit the context of various screens while considering consumers' multiscreen habits.
2013 NAMIC Next Generation Leaders call for nominations released
NAMIC has announced its call for nominations for the 2013 Next Generation Leaders Awards. Honoring emerging executives for their professional achievements, as well as their efforts in fostering multi-ethnic diversity and inclusion, the Next Generation Leaders Awards will be presented during the NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast. Business leaders age 45 and under are eligible for nomination. Awards are presented in four categories: Cable MSO, Cable Programmer, Technology Company or Discipline and Creative Discipline. The nominations deadline is April 5.
2013 NAMIC Vision Awards Nominees to be announced
The 2013 NAMIC Vision Awards Nominees will be announced at the Multiethnic TV Leadership Event, April 17 in New York. Co-hosts include MSNBC's Richard Lui and CNN's Zoraida Sambolin.
NAMIC Diversity Digest
The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the various authors cited in this newsletter do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of NAMIC.
NAMIC's mission is to educate, advocate, and empower for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry.
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