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TV is Americans' main source of news
Gallup
Television is the main place Americans say they turn to for news about current events (55 percent), leading the Internet, at 21 percent. Nine percent say newspapers or other print publications are their main news source, followed by radio, at 6 percent.
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Tribune Co. plans to spin off publishing
Broadcasting & Cable
Tribune Co., which made a deal to expand its TV station holdings, said it plans to spin off its newspaper business. After the proposed spinoff, there would be two separate companies. One would be Tribune Co., whose assets would include 42 TV stations in 33 markets, WGN Radio, superstation WGN America, Tribune Studios, CareerBuilder and a stake in Food Network.
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DirecTV, Chernin-AT&T said to offer about $1 billion for Hulu
Bloomberg Businessweek
DirecTV and a partnership of Chernin Group and AT&T Inc. each offered about $1 billion for online video service Hulu LLC, according to people with knowledge of the situation.
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Roland Martin to host TV One morning news
TV News Check
Cable network TV One, will debut News One Now, a live one-hour, weekday morning news program, in September. Journalist Roland S. Martin, will be host and managing editor of the program that will be a multiplatform experience on television, radio and online.
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Key and Peele to host the 29th Annual Television Critics Association Awards
TV By The Numbers
Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, stars of Comedy Central's "Key & Peele" have been tapped as hosts of the 29th annual Television Critics Association Awards.
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Spanish-language TV show fills a void
The Buffalo News
There are at least two bilingual newspapers available in the City of Buffalo — "La Ultima Hora" and "Panorama Hispano News." There's a Spanish-language Christian radio show on a local AM station. And now, a Spanish-language public affairs television show started airing Thursdays and Saturdays on cable access television.
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BET's 'Being Mary Jane' pulls 4 million viewers
Multichannel News
BET continued its strong weekly ratings run with the debut of original movie "Being Mary Jane," which garnered 4 million viewers, according to the network. The 90-minute movie, starring Gabrielle Union as a TV journalist trying to balance her professional and personal life, also generated more than 455,000 social interactions during its 10:30 p.m. to midnight airing, peaking at 11,000 tweets-per-minute towards the end of the movie.
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MULTICULTURAL MARKETING


Rihanna joins Budweiser, takes beer giant's music pitch to 85 countries
Adweek
Apparently taking a cue from Coke's global music efforts, Budweiser announced a deal with Rihanna that entails a multifaceted initiative launching in 85 countries and builds on the success of the brand's similarly modeled domestic run last summer with Jay-Z.
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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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