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Parodying cable news with a talk about race
The New York Times
On MSNBC's "All In," Chris Hayes had a very direct conversation about race with the Gawker writer Cord Jefferson. Prompted by a news report of a group of young people in Huntington Beach, Calif., who looted and vandalized property, the pair lamented the lack of community leadership and suggested that acting out in that manner was a learned behavior.
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Good times for digi-nets — but we've seen this movie before
Broadcasting & Cable
On one hand, it’s a fantastic time to be in the digi-net space. Viewers are finding the myriad subchannels, and station general managers speak of real revenue finally coming from multicast tiers that formerly aired repurposed newscasts and loops of Doppler radar
For cable-TV operators, bigger is looking even better
The current battle between CBS and Time Warner Cable over programming fees illustrates an argument made by many in the industry: Bigger is definitely better for a cable-TV company.
TV writers: Phase out indecency regs in primetme
In comments to the FCC on indecency, the Writers Guild of America, West says that rather than adopt an "egregious cases" indecency policy, the FCC should phase out application of indecency regs entirely, particularly programming in prime time.
Bollywood's Priyanka Chopra targets stereotypes in Hollywood
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has a higher mission than just making it in Hollywood: she wants to break down stereotypes of Indians in Tinseltown's eyes and maybe make things easier for her compatriots who live in the United States.
Allstate partners with Tom Joyner Foundation to raise $150,000 for HBCUs
Target Market News
Allstate and The Tom Joyner Foundation are working together to engage students, alumni and supporters of Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the country to raise scholarship funds as part of the fifth annual Allstate Quotes for Education program.
Time Warner Cable Deportes wins Emmy
Time Warner Cable Deportes won an Emmy for "live special events programming" for its Network Launch Show that aired in 2012. The network went live for the first time Oct. 1, 2012, and made Hispanic television history as the first Spanish-language regional sports network in U.S. history.
Ms. Kerry goes to Washington: The 1st lady of 'Scandal' speaks
Kerry Washington says she's not Olivia Pope, the powerful fixer — and presidential mistress — she plays on ABC's hit drama "Scandal." But whether it's her political activism, the way she inspires her colleagues, or the strategic savvy that made the show a Twitter sensation, Washington flashes more than a little Pope in her offscreen persona. David Kamp explores the mind (and style) of the woman behind television's complicated new heroine.
Upcoming NAMIC events
NAMIC-New York: Summer Mixer
6:30-9 p.m. Aug. 13 — Sky Room, New York
Come mix and mingle with friends and colleagues before we close out the summer.
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NAMIC-Philadelphia: Managing the Work/Life Balance Lunch & Learn Event
Noon-1 p.m. Aug. 15 — Comcast Center, Philadelphia
NAMIC-Philadelphia would like to invite you on Aug. 15 for lunch and conversation with Charlie Herrin, senior vice president of Product Design and Development at Comcast. Herrin will share his insights from his experience balancing work and life and he'll provide some tips on how the XFINITY products he works to develop can help you be balanced at work and at home.
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NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic: C-Suite Roundtable
6-8 p.m. Sept. 19 — National Cable & Telecommunications Association in Washington, D.C.
NAMIC Mid-Atlantic will host a panel discussion wherein participants will be part of an educational and frank conversation about the unique challenges encountered by employees of color as they negotiate the pathways that lead to the C-Suites. Admission is free for members and $35 for nonmembers. Click here to register.
27th Annual NAMIC Conference
Oct. 8-9 — New York Marriott Marquis, N.Y.
Registration prices: $1,375 members; $1,650 nonmembers. For more information, visit the conference site. Register here.
The 11th Annual Hispanic Television Summit
The Hispanic Television Summit has become the premier conference for those in the business of television intended for Hispanic viewing audiences. This event is presented by leading television industry publications Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on Oct. 2.
For more information about this event and to register, please visit: hispanictvsummit.com or contact Jennifer Ware at 917-281-4718 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
'The Bachelor' spices things up with 1st Latino contestant Juan Pablo Galavis
Fox News Latino
"The Bachelor" has finally decided to mix things up by adding some Latin spice next season. The rumors were confirmed when ABC announced that retired Venezuelan professional soccer player Juan Pablo Galavis will be the show's next man vying for true love.
'Community's' Donald Glover developing music comedy for FX
Donald Glover, who's reportedly leaving NBC's "Community" to focus on his music, has found a way to combine his passion with a TV project. FX has given Glover a script development deal for a comedy project based on the music scene in his hometown of Atlanta, a network representative told TheWrap.
TV drama 'My Thai Life' begins international casting
The Hollywood Reporter
The scripted show about a film crew shooting a war movie in Thailand is being developed for local pay-TV operator True Vision, with ambitions for U.S. and international syndication.
CNN special to commemorate March On Washington
CNN will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic March On Washington with an Aug. 23 special, "We Were There: The March On Washington — An Oral History," the network announced. The one-hour special, hosted by CNN anchor Don Lemon, will feature interviews with civil rights leaders who attend the Aug. 28 March for Jobs and Freedom, including U.S. Rep. John Lewis , D-Ga., — the only living member of the leaders of the "Big Six" civil rights organizations who spoke at the original event, said CNN officials.
What are some key differences in social activity around the world?
On first glance, it might seem possible to sum up the global social network landscape in a single word: Facebook. With almost 1.1 billion users expected by the end of 2013, Facebook has become the top social network in nearly every country in the world except China and Russia.
How Hispanic adult millennials spend their time
How are Hispanic Adult Millennials spending their time? Tr3s sought an answer to this question in its 2012 research study, Hispanic Adult Millennials Living the Next Normal: Age of Uncertainty. Looking at how their time is distributed between family, friends, school and "me time," Tr3s made comparisons between Hispanics and non-Hispanics 18 to 29 who live with their parents, as well as those who have moved out to form their own families.
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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