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NAMIC honors Stuart Scott
NewsCentral by Exsees
It's usually bad news when an industry event runs long, as NAMIC's 35th anniversary breakfast did at INTX. This breakfast was the exception. No stranger to cable, Susan Scott was permitted to speak without a time limit about her baby brother, the late Stuart Scott. Susan accepted NAMIC's Mickey Leland Humanitarian Achievement Award for the "SportsCenter" anchor. Her passionate oratory about her brother's final months and his obsession to help other cancer fighters "stay on their normal life paths for as long possible" were elements of a speech that will be remembered for years.
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NAMIC NEWS


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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Lexus' Verses and Flow Scholarship accepting applications from
HBCU students

Target Market News
Lexus is proud to announce the 2015 Lexus Verses and Flow Scholarship is now accepting applications through Sept. 4. Presented in partnership with 10 of the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities, two students per institution will each be awarded a $5,000 scholarship in recognition of their community leadership and academic excellence.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Date Event Details
May 26 NAMIC-Atlanta: NEXTGEN IMPACT Who & What is Driving the
Digital Content Revolution
Details
June 4 NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic: Are You Ready For Your Next Opportunity? Details
Sept. 29 29th Annual NAMIC Conference Details


NAMIC MEMBER MOVERS AND SHAKERS


Disney, ESPN Media Networks promotes James Rollins to vice president, digital video distribution
SVG
Disney and ESPN Media Networks have announced the promotion of James Rollins to vice president of digital video distribution. In this role, Rollins is responsible for identifying and cultivating new product opportunities as well as driving the distribution of digital products and services with our affiliates on behalf of the Disney and ESPN Media Networks. He will continue to be based in New York.
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NAMIC-Phildalephia membership committee chair Nicolas Jimenez has recently accepted and began his new position as Senior Manager of Outreach & Partnerships, Internet Essentials at Comcast Corporation

Are you a NAMIC Member who was recently promoted? Have you and your team won an award for your efforts in the industry? We want to highlight your achievements! Click here to let us know how you're becoming a mover and shaker.


LATEST DIVERSITY NEWS


Fox dropping 'American Idol,' going all in on 'Empire' and the black audience
Target Market News
Prior to Monday's upfront presentation of its plans for the coming TV season, the Fox Television Group announced that it is dropping "American Idol" in 2016 and is moving its newest midseason success, "Empire," to a return in the fall. It will also increase its schedule for the hip-hop drama to 18 episodes from 12.
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Ken Jeong's 'Dr. Ken' brings another Asian-American family to TV
NBC News
This fall, Ken Jeong will be a doctor who is an actor playing a doctor. ABC ordered "Dr. Ken" as one of three comedies for its fall line-up. Jeong, who broke into acting and comedy playing a gruff-but-passionate doctor in a small role on "The Hangover," will play a gruff-but-passionate doctor for the upcoming multicamera sitcom.
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Upfronts 2015: NBC Deportes ramps up
Multichannel News
Upfront announcements by NBCUniversal Hispanic Group at a Lincoln Center gathering include a new sports unit, NBC Deportes, that will ramp up production ahead of the arrival of FIFA World Cup Spanish-language coverage on Telemundo and sister network NBC Universo.
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How Tristan Walker plans to reach 5,000 minority students in tech this year
TechCrunch
This morning at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, Walker & Co. founder Tristan Walker spoke about bringing more diversity to Silicon Valley and his plan to reach 5,000 black and Hispanic students this next year through his Code2040 program. The former Foursquare exec and co-founder of Code2040 also runs the aforementioned Walker & Co., a health and beauty startup with a focus on people of color. Its first product, Bevel, is a razor targeted towards those with coarse or curly hair.
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INTX 2015: IPTV could help multicultural programmers break through
Multichannel News
Internet-protocol TV distribution could be a big asset to multicultural programmers, but networks in that category still see their relationships with pay TV providers as bedrock to build their businesses on. At an INTX breakfast session about multicultural TV, Asia TV senior vice president, distribution and affiliate marketing Nick Febrizio said IPTV add-on packages can help past a distributor’s bandwidth dilemma. It's an opportunity to take the network-distributor partnership to a new level.
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How this company transformed its dismal diversity numbers
Fast Company
The tech industry as a whole has been struggling with a heavily lopsided demographic. Pull back the curtain at most tech firms, and you'll likely see a homogenous group with little diversity. This reality was accepted by most until recently, when a string of events started to shift tech's landscape.

Last year, Google released a report showing most of its workforce as male and white. African-American Googlers made up 2 percent, and Latino Googlers made up 3 percent. This year, the tech giant announced it's pushing harder on diversity efforts, with plans to spend $150 million on diversity initiatives compared to the $115 million it spent last year, as recently reported by USA Today.

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Comics diverge: All-new, diverse superheroes on their way
The Huffington Post
In the mid to late 2000's, comic books had a problem. The whole white-guys-in-tights superhero thing had mostly created white guy readers — older ones — minus the tights. Readership wasn't growing, and profits went flat for more than half a decade. In July, DC Comics will relaunch half their comic book lineup. Dan DiDio, co-publisher of DC Comics, said the 25 or so new titles will star completely new characters, more diverse in gender, race and sexuality.
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NAMIC JOB BANK

In an effort to provide a robust listing of job opportunities to NAMIC members, it is now FREE to post jobs on the NAMIC Job Bank. Please click on the link below to post a job today!

Here are just a few of the job postings listed. Click below to view all job postings.

Position Company
Cable TV Engineer Montgomery County, Maryland
Assistant Director of Communications Big Ten Conference
Executive Producer, NewsHour Weekend WNET New York Public Media
Associate Editor Washington State University
Director of Research NESN

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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 Saturday, 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


'Laberintos del Corazón' to premiere on Pasiones network
HispanicAd.com
Pasiones will offer its U.S. audience the exclusive premiere of "Laberintos del Corazón" ("Tangled Hearts"), one of the biggest hits from top Brazilian producer TV Globo. The novela is a romantic comedy that tells the story of six childhood friends from diverse backgrounds who become separated and reunite again as adults.
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Telemundo presents 'Gran Hermano'
HispanicAd.com
Telemundo plans to add to its growing slate of reality fare with "Gran Hermano," a Spanish-language spin on the worldwide hit format, "Big Brother," featuring U.S. Hispanics.
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MULTICULTURAL MARKETING


Report: English proficiency on the rise among Latinos
HispanicAd.com
A record 33.2 million Hispanics in the U.S. speak English proficiently, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. In 2013, this group made up 68 percent of all Hispanics ages 5 and older, up from 59 percent in 2000. At the same time that the share of Latinos who speak English proficiently is growing, the share that speaks Spanish at home has been declining over the last 13 years.
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The weakening definition of 'diversity'
The Atlantic
What qualifies as a "diverse" workplace? Does it mean that employees are of a variety of different races and genders? Or does it mean they've had a variety of life experiences? Millennials seem to be tilting toward that latter, more easily attainable vision. A recent study from Deloitte and the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative found that when it comes to defining diversity, rather than focusing on demographic features, such as race, or gender, Millennials — those born roughly between 1980 and 2000 — are more concerned with hiring those who may have different cognitive viewpoints due to growing up in a different part of the country or attending a different type of school.
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Auto marketers focus on diversity, sports
Automotive News
What's on the minds of some of the top marketing gurus in the automotive industry? Sports and diversity. That's according to a quartet of executives who took to the stage Tuesday afternoon here at the Westin Bonaventure hotel as part of Automotive News' annual L.A. Marketing Seminar.
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