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Oxygen targets multicultural women with Misty
Copeland show, more

Entertainment Weekly
After a recent rebranding, Oxygen Media has announced four new projects in an attempt to reach out to young, multicultural women, including but not limited to a new show with ballerina Misty Copeland. Oxygen, which claims to be the youngest skewing women's network in primetime according a press release, hopes to reflect "how real women see the world."
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Date Event Details
Dec. 3 NAMIC-Southern California Holiday Party (for NAMIC members only) Save the date
Dec. 4 NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic Annual Holiday Celebration & Fundraiser Details
Dec. 9 NAMIC-New York Holiday Casino Night (for NAMIC members only) Details
Dec. 11 NAMIC-Carolinas Holiday Party Details
May 5, 2015 NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast Save the Date
Sept. 29, 2015 29th Annual NAMIC Conference Save the Date

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


2014 NAMIC Education Programs Impact Study

Have you participated in any of NAMIC's education programs: Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP); NAMIC Leadership Seminar; the L. Patrick Mellon Mentorship Program? If you answered yes to any of these, we'd love to hear from you!

NAMIC is pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 Education Programs Impact Study. The study will assess the impact of NAMIC's core education programs on various aspects of participants' career paths. It is part of our ongoing effort to ensure that we are meeting the needs of our constituents through a relevant portfolio of programmatic offerings.

As a thank you to all survey participants, we will be holding a drawing to award a complimentary registration ($1,500 value) to the 29th Annual NAMIC Conference, set for Sept. 29 and 30, 2015, at the New York Marriott Marquis, to five survey participants. If you have already completed the survey, please email to enter into the drawing.

Your feedback is extremely important, whether you have actually participated in one of the education programs or not. We appreciate your participation in the survey and look forward to your feedback. Click here to take the survey.

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2015 NAMIC Educational Course Offerings

2015 NAMIC Leadership Seminar
Atlanta: April 8-10, 2015 (Application deadline: Feb. 27, 2015)
Chicago: July 22-24, 2015 (Application deadline: June 5, 2015)
Los Angeles: Nov. 4-7, 2015 (Application deadline: Sept. 18, 2015)

NAMIC ELDP Class XV
(Application deadline: Aug. 21, 2015)

Session 1: Oct. 13-16, 2015
Session 2: Dec. 9-11, 2015
Session 3: February 2016
Session 4: April 2016

Visit here for more information

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LATEST DIVERSITY NEWS


Idris Elba producing American remake of hit British series
BET
The hit British series "Luther" will soon adopt an American accent. The series, starring Idris Elba, will be remade for American television. While a new actor will don Luther's signature trench coat for the series, Elba will executive produce the incarnation.
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mun2 seeks wider viewer universe with 'NBC Universo' flip
Multichannel News
NBCUniversal's mun2, which last month celebrated its 13th anniversary as a youth-targeted Hispanic basic-cable network, will dispose of its identity next Feb. 1. In its place: "NBC Universo," described by network president Ruben Mendiola as a "modern, general-entertainment cable channel for Latinos."
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'Jane' ditching stereotypes for authentic portrayal of a Latino family
TakePart
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 17 percent of the American population is Hispanic or Latino. If network television was your only guide to the culture of this country, you may not know it. The CW's buzziest fall show "Jane the Virgin" may not be raking in the ratings, but it is remarkable in its diverse characters and plot lines.
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'MasterChef Pakistan' nominated for Asian Television Awards
DAWN.com
"MasterChef Pakistan," which took the country by storm and had everyone glued to their television screens, has been nominated for the prestigious 19th Asian Television Awards. It has become the first Pakistani reality show to be nominated for an international accolade.
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Producer/director Shahi: 'This is the best time for Indian television'
Indiantelevision.com
Rajan Shahi made his directorial debut 15 years ago. The acclaimed director and producer commented on the existing content on Indian television today. "I think we are experiencing the best time for television today," Shahi said. "There are so many different genres of programs that we see on TV. Every channel has a variety of comedy, romantic, horror, finite and reality series."
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Most Promising Multicultural Students Program
American Advertising Federation
The AAF's Most Promising Multicultural Students program connects the advertising industry with the nation's top multicultural college seniors. This premier event provides opportunities to recruit fresh talent to further prepare advertising's best young prospects and to help the industry's workforce better reflect the diversity of today's society. The program not only honors the students, but enhances their knowledge and understanding of the advertising industry by offering networking, interviewing and industry immersion opportunities with industry professionals.
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Disney's 'McFarland USA' based on Latino students' inspiring true story of 1st cross-country team
Latin Post
Tackling diversity hasn't been Disney's strongest point when it has involved Latino representation. The Walt Disney Company reportedly received much criticism from the appearance of the "first Disney Latina" — who was fair-skinned with light eyes and auburn hair — and backlash for trying to trademark the sacred Mexican/Latin American holiday, the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos), which insulted many Latinos and non-Latinos.
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Estrella TV partners with MetroPCS on 'Tengo Talento'
HispanicAd.com
Through Custom 360 Integrations, MetroPCS is a brand partner in Estrella TV's "Tengo Talento." This season-long partnership with "Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento" will be highlighted through three primary elements — the MetroPCS Call Home Segment, MetroPCS Lounge and MetroPCS as voting partner.
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NAMIC MEMBER MOVERS AND SHAKERS
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.


NAMIC JOB BANK

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VP, Ad Sales Research BET
Reporter NBC Connecticut
Executive Producer Metrofocus
Pre-Sales Product and Services Solution Consultant OnProcess Technology
Senior Director of National Partnerships WNET New York Public Media

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PROGRAMMING


WAPA America secures exclusive US rights to 'Puertorriqueñisimo,' 'Así Canta Puerto Rico' and 'El Show de Chucho.'
HispanicAd.com
WAPA America has acquired the exclusive rights from Puerto Rico TV, the Island's public television network, to three beloved local programs, "Puertorriqueñisimo," "Así Canta Puerto Rico" and "El Show de Chucho." All three weekly shows are scheduled to premiere the weekend of Nov. 22 and 23.
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Simon Cowell and Univision's search is on for 'ultimate Latino boy band'
Billboard
Boys (to men) ages 14 and older who live in the United States and Puerto Rico are invited to audition online for La Banda, a television competition aiming to find "the ultimate Latino boy band." The search for potential Latin stars to compete on the upcoming Univision reality show has begun at LaBandaOficial.com.
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MULTICULTURAL MARKETING


Lakers may be losing games, but they're still winning Latino fans
NPR
AudioBrief The Los Angeles Lakers are off to their worst start ever, but off the court, the Lakers have become the leader in something the NBA has been working on for almost 20 years — courting Latino fans. There are more than 10 million people living in Los Angeles County, and nearly half are Hispanic. A poll conducted by ESPN back in 2009 found that the Lakers were the favorite team of U.S. Latinos. More recently, the website FiveThirtyEight estimated that nearly a quarter of all Lakers fans were Hispanic — the second-highest share in the league.
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Transaction security top of mind for mobile payments users in China
eMarketer
The No. 1 consideration among mobile payments users in China when using their phone to pay for goods and services? Unsurprisingly, it's security — and that was true among men and women and across all age groups surveyed in June 2014 by Ipsos.
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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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