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South African Trevor Noah named next host for Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show'
NPR
AudioBrief Comedy Central has announced that Trevor Noah, the 31-year-old comedian from South Africa, will be Jon Stewart's successor on "The Daily Show." A date was not announced for his debut. An occasional contributor to Stewart's program since last year, Noah has hosted a late-night show in South Africa. He's perhaps best-known to most American TV viewers for his Showtime stand-up special, "Trevor Noah: African-American," which first aired in 2013 and is regularly re-aired on cable TV.
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NAMIC MEMBER MOVERS AND SHAKERS
NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic Marketing Chair Melody Gooden has been promoted to Marketing Proposal Specialist with CBRE.

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LATEST DIVERSITY NEWS


CASBAA's Christopher Slaughter: Plenty of promise left in
Indian TV industry

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CASBAA CEO Christopher Slaughter has more than 25 years of experience in the Asia-Pacific broadcasting industry. In an interview, Slaughter gives some interesting insights on television in the era of digitization and digital media and also on issues such as distribution and carriage fees that have eluded a successful resolution so far.
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Soo Joo Park is L'Oreal's 1st Asian-American spokesmodel
NBC News
The new global face of beauty giant L'Oreal Paris will be an Asian-American one. Model and fashion "it" girl Soo Joo Park has been named the brand's new global spokesmodel. Park will be the first Asian-American in the role. Park, a native of California, is known for her striking, platinum blonde hair and provocative street style. She started modeling at the relatively late age of 26, but has since made a name for herself on the runway and in print.
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Bollywood actress' video intended to empower women faces backlash
MSNBC
VideoBrief A new video intended to empower women starring Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has gone viral, but is facing criticism online for being exclusive and hypocritical.

The two-and-a-half minute video, titled "My Choice," features images of 99 women of different ages as Padukone's voice declares, "My body, my mind, my choice." In the video, Padukone calls for people to open their minds and accept her choices on how to dress ("My choice to be a size 0 or a size 15"), how to act ("My choice to marry or not to marry, to have sex before marriage to have sex outside of marriage [or] to not have sex") and who to love.

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Meredith debuts magazine targeting Hispanic mothers in the
millennial generation

MediaPost
Meredith Corp. has launched a new English-language magazine targeting Hispanic mothers in the millennial generation. Called Parents Latina, it's a spinoff of the company's Parents and Ser Padres brands and part of its Parents Network, which also includes FamilyFun and American Baby. The new magazine will be published on a quarterly basis at first, with a guaranteed rate base of 700,000.
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The unsung legacy of black characters on soap operas
The Atlantic
In many ways, daytime soaps preceded the kinds of diverse approaches to storytelling now championed by Shonda Rhimes dramas. But their contributions weren't valued then, and they're still largely ignored today. Black soap actors have rarely won mainstream recognition for their portrayals, and many of their characters' storylines are lost to history as the genre's popularity continues to wane among viewers.
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The 'Mulan' live-action film: Disney is finally embracing diversity
The Daily Beast
Everybody's favorite sword-wielding, cross-dressing Disney princess is getting the live-action treatment. On Monday, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Disney is developing a live-action version of the 1998 animated film "Mulan." Based on the Chinese legend of female warrior Hua Mulan, the movie followed a young girl who took her father's place in the army by disguising herself as a man. She learns how to be a skilled warrior and eventually rescues the Emperor from the villainous Huns, all the while finding a husband and restoring honor to her family.
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Southwest Airlines, Hispanic Association Of Colleges And Universities now accepting applications for Lánzate Travel Award Program for students
PRNewswire
Southwest Airlines, in conjunction with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), has announced that they are accepting applications for the 11th annual "¡Lánzate!/Take Off!" Travel Award program. Online applications will be accepted through May 15, at www.hacu.net. The program is geared toward Hispanic college students with economic need who pursue higher education at least 200 miles away from home.
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Commentary: TV too diverse? Why it's only a start
CNN
Deadline's TV editor Nellie Andreeva created a stir with her latest column, originally titled "Pilots 2015: The Year of Ethnic Castings — About Time or Too Much of Good Thing," and now headlined simply "Pilots 2015: The Year Of Ethnic Castings." In the piece, she suggests that television may have gotten too diverse and that blacks may now be overrepresented on cable and broadcast television programs. Andreeva says some wonder, in this "sea of change" if "the pendulum might have swung a bit too far in the opposite direction." This is like wondering if there are too many kids with high SAT scores at college, too many women in the workforce or too many gays getting married.
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2015/2016 CBS Diversity Writers Mentoring Program:
Application deadline is May 1

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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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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PROGRAMMING


Multicultural TV's success isn't about whites getting less; it's about everyone getting more
Adweek
After the success of multicultural shows like Fox's "Empire," CW's "Jane the Virgin" and ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat," Deadline reported this week that some white actors and their agents are feeling victimized by the TV industry's growing interest in diverse casting. But you know who doesn't mind this trend? Advertisers.

Like most things in this world, TV exists to sell itself. And, with network shows featuring diverse casts among today's biggest hits, it makes sense that brands are seeking to put their dollars behind multicultural shows.

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Manny Pacquiao watch: A 1st in Philippine television
Asian Correspondent
All three major television networks will carry the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao "Fight for Greatness" on free TV, the first time it will happen in Philippine telecast history. Aside from free TV, the fight that is expected to gross up to $400 million will also be carried by two Philippine cable networks and in closed circuit TV by SM Cinemas nationwide.
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Study: Muslims, immigrants overrepresented as 'terrorist' and 'Latino' in
TV news

International Business Times
A new study of TV news broadcasts finds that Muslims are overrepresented in reports as terrorists and Latinos as criminal immigrants. African-Americans, on the other hand, are underrepresented in news reports as both victims and perpetrators of crime, according to a recent study by University of Illinois professor Travis Dixon.
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MULTICULTURAL MARKETING


Cheetos trick soccer team 'Los Cheetahs' ups its game in 2015 with the Mexican National Soccer Team U.S. Tour
PRNewswire
Following a mischievously successful debut last year, the Cheetos brand announced the triumphant return of its Los Cheetahs trick soccer team for a nationwide tour and action-packed 2015. In partnership with the Mexican National Team's annual U.S. Tour, Los Cheetahs looks to up its game this year in the soccer.
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