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NBCUniversal makes major investment in Telemundo stations
HispanicAd.com
NBCUniversal announced a series of enhancements at its 17 Telemundo stations as a result of a major investment made by the company to better serve Spanish-language viewers in the markets it serves. The investment supports local news expansions, bolsters news-gathering efforts and ensures that each news team has the resources it needs to compete.
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LATEST DIVERSITY NEWS


BET founder launches UMC — the Urban Movie Channel
Indiewire
Robert L. Johnson's RLJ Entertainment Inc. has announced the launch of UMC — Urban Movie Channel, a digital channel that will feature "urban-themed" movies. Johnson is the founder of Black Entertainment Television, which he sold to Viacom many years ago, making him one of a tiny handful of black billionaires in the U.S.
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14th Indian Television Awards 2014: Complete winners list
FilmiBeat
The 14th Indian Television Awards 2014 had the television world glittering glamorously at the event. The television actors were at their best for one of the biggest nights of the year when the most deserving are awarded for their contribution for the world of television. Here is the complete list of winners.
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Dropbox thinks outside the box on diversity
USA Today
By last winter, Dropbox had scaled to the top of the tech world. Yet beneath the gleaming surface, the promising young startup was wrestling with a serious problem. Like other major technology companies, Dropbox employed mostly white and Asian men. It was working to attract more women and minorities, but the departure of key women had exposed the company to sharp criticism.
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Facebook's Maxine Williams on why sensitivity and diversity don't mix
Forbes
Last year, when Maxine Williams started her new job as Facebook's global head of diversity, her first priority wasn't to eradicate hiring bias or make compensation more fair. It was to have people not turn around and walk the other way when they saw her coming down the hallway. No one's rolling their eyes and edging toward the nearest exit now. Diversity is topic No. 1 in the tech industry these days — and nowhere more so than at Facebook.
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Emojis to soon reflect racial diversity
Agence France-Presse via The Times of India
Those odd characters on your emails and text messages are about to see more diversity — sending a message that humanity comes in many colors. New draft guidelines by the computing industry consortium Unicode offer a broader range of options for emojis, the ideograms used for various visual messages sent online.
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PROGRAMMING


HBO developing African-American sibling comedy
Paste magazine
HBO is developing a comedy called "Bros," which centers around three African-American brothers making their way in Los Angeles. The series comes from writer Cory Jones and Hemingway Taylor Productions. The project is the first sale for director Anthony Hemingway and his producing partner Mark Taylor's banner Hemingway Taylor Productions.
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Baku 2015 signs first Asian broadcaster in Japan
Host City
Tokyo Broadcasting System Television has secured exclusive rights to broadcasting the Baku 2015 European Games in Japan. The 17-day coverage will include the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, as well as highlights packages across all of their domestic platforms. Tokyo Broadcasting System TV is the first Asian broadcaster to buy rights to the Olympic multisports event.
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MULTICULTURAL MARKETING


Viva TV: Hispanic families bond over the small screen
Business Wire via CNBC
Hispanic parents are more likely to agree that "TV helps me be a better parent" than Caucasian parents, and they are much more likely to be watching TV with their children than families in the general population. These are among the key findings from a recent study conducted by Penn Schoen Berland on behalf of the ANA's Alliance for Family Entertainment.
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US Hispanic mobile buyers more inclined to buy, research on device
eMarketer
Nearly half of US internet users — 48% percent — have never used their mobile device to make a purchase, according to a September 2014 survey by cloud commerce provider Avangate. And for 40 percent of those who have yet to adopt mobile commerce, the barrier lies in safety concerns.
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Mobile-reliant Hispanic market could be a key for Apple competitors
HispanicAd.com
Communicus has revealed Hispanic-specific findings from their research into how parents and children engage with and purchase mobile devices. Here are some of the key findings from Communicus' research
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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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