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Positive media images of minorities need reinforcing
Broadcasting & Cable
Soul of the South CEO Edward Avent said that his multicast broadcast network does African-American-targeted news and political talk and portrays a positive image of the African-American community, but that it needs that community to watch, tweet and tell everyone, including advertisers, that they are interested in that positive image. Avent was a panelist at a Minority Media & Telecommunications Council Access To Capital Conference session on "the Impact of Media Images on Investment in Communities of Color."
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LATEST DIVERSITY NEWS


Comcast-Time Warner merger reviewed in New York; is this good for Latinos?
Latin Post
New York City comptroller Scott Stringer told the New York State Public Service Commission that in order for a Comcast-Time Warner merger to go through, the state requires a promise of better Internet service. The fear? That a merger between the No. 1 and No. 2 cable providers will take the incentive away from providing access to significant portions of the population, including Latinos.
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Pinterest, dominated by white and Asian workers, looks to diversify
Los Angeles Times
Like many other big tech companies, Pinterest says it knows it has a problem with diversity, or lack thereof. Despite having users who are overwhelmingly female, Pinterest's employees are 60 percent male, and 92 percent of the company's 400 employees are white or Asian.
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Strides and backslides: How to tackle diversity in comics
A.V.Club
Character and creator diversity has been a major issue within the comic-book industry since its creation, but it’s become an especially prevalent topic in recent years as creators and fans from all races, religions, genders and sexual orientations become more vocal about equal representation. The A.V. Club has invited three comic-book professionals to discuss the strides and backslides of diversity in the industry.
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Tech industry group pledges progress on diversity problem
Associations Now
Amid a series of recent disclosures (and the subsequent backlash) that indicate tech companies have significant racial and gender gaps in their workforces, the CEO of the Information Technology Industry Council says that the industry is taking the problem seriously.
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PROGRAMMING


Analyst: International programming separates winners from losers
Multichannel News
Sanford Bernstein media analyst Todd Juenger took another deep dive into the international programming market, issuing a "blackbook" that takes a detailed look into the Latin America region. His conclusion: international programming will be the "single biggest factor separating winners and losers over time in large-cap media." Juenger, always a big proponent of the potential of international programming, took the concept a step further, adding that he believes international pay television markets will grow for years to come, while the U.S. will only get worse.
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Asian TV network Diva to launch Telemundo programming block
The Hollywood Reporter
Diva, which bills itself as Asia's leading entertainment channel for women, has inked a deal with NBCUniversal's Telemundo unit to air a special two hour block of programming dedicated to telenovelas come Aug. 4.
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Courtney Kemp Agboh runs 'Power,' with 50 Cent's input
The New York Times
At first blush, little on the résumé of Courtney Kemp Agboh, the series creator and show runner, gives any indication that she'd be behind a gritty show like "Power." Her TV credits include "The Good Wife" and "Beauty and the Beast," and growing up, she said, she was a bookish child, obsessed with presidential politics and learning Yiddish. Seated in a small office here at the Sunset Gower Studios, she unbuttoned her blazer to reveal a T-shirt that read "Black Nerds Unite."
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Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network signs martial arts movie pact with Celestial
Variety
Robert Rodriguez’s nascent El Rey cable TV network has struck a long-term programming partnership with Hong Kong’s Celestial Pictures. The five year deal gives El Rey Network access to 255 martial arts movies from the Shaw Brothers collection. These have been restored and are managed by Celestial. The deal, which runs from October, is an extension and expansion of an existing licensing agreement. In a statement the two companies say they are in further discussion on new original programming concepts based on the Shaw films.
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2 Hispanic actresses take lead roles in mainstream TV shows this fall
Fox News Latino
Looks like the melting pot that is the U.S. will be a little better represented this year as diversity takes the small screen. Two Latinas are taking over the television lineup this fall, with ABC and The CW both featuring Hispanic actresses as leads in up and coming comedies.
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MULTICULTURAL MARKETING


Why are there so few Ramadan marketing campaigns?
The Atlantic
Ramadan, a month-long holiday, is an occasion for a growing population of adherents to purchase gifts and food right in the middle of a month of sleepy retail sales. If there are Christmas doorbusters, why aren't there promotions for Ramadan?
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Ad Age's 2014 Hispanic Fact Pack is out now
Advertising Age
Buoyed by marketers' growing interest in Hispanic millennials as consumers and trendsetters, the Hispanic media market continues to outpace overall growth in the U.S. ad industry. Ad Age's 11th annual Hispanic Fact Pack includes hard-to-find data about marketers, ad spending, demographic change and how Hispanics use digital media.
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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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