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May 19, 2016
Dear NAMIC Supporter, 

As INTX: The Internet and Television Expo and the 2016 Television Upfront Presentations wrap up, we're reminded just how important diversity is for business. Whether it's programming or marketing, content and imagery are key in assuring that our industry reflects the multicultural world in which we live. At this year's NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast, held as part of INTX, NAMIC honored Next Generation Leaders and Luminaries, and presented its prestigious Mickey Leland Humanitarian Achievement Award to Univision's Maria Elena Salinas, coanchor (with Jorge Ramos) of Noticiero Univision.   Multichannel News was there to capture this exciting moment. Additionally, in a special INTX Column, NAMIC's president & CEO, Eglon Simons discussed the importance of fostering diversity & inclusion as our industry continues to evolve. (Cablefax: The Future of Diversity & Inclusion).

Enjoy the recap of what has been a highly informative, dynamic and fast-paced week of industry events and breaking news. 
(L-R): Johnny Lozada, co-host, Univision's "Despierta America," Maria Elena Salinas, co-anchor, "Noticiero Univision," Ninoska Zucconi, vice president, Distribution Marketing, Univision Communications, Inc., and Pamela Silva Conde, co-anchor, Univision's "Primer Impacto."
( L-R): Detavio Samuels, president, One Solution & Interactive One; Urvashi Shivdasani, SVP, Finance, Discovery Networks International, Discovery Communications; Bobby Amirshahi, VP, Public Relations, Time Warner Cable; and Sean Cohan, president, International and Digital Media, A+E Networks.
(Seated L-R): Boris Gartner, SVP and Chief Strategy Officer, Fusion Media Networks; Fabienne Clermont, VP, Legal Affairs, Discovery Communications; Oscar Ramos, General Manager, ESPN Deportes Radio and Senior Director, ESPN Deportes Content, ESPN; (Standing, L-R): Marisol Martinez, VP, Marketing Acquisition and CRM, Time Warner Cable; Meghan Hooper-White, VP, Program Acquisitions, Lifetime Networks; Alaka Williams, SVP, Network Human Resources, Scripps Networks Interactive; Theresa Vargas-Wyatt, Chief of Staff, El Rey Network; and Jhamal Robinson, VP, Production Management, TLC & Discovery Life, Discovery Communications. Not pictured: Valerie Meraz, VP, Content Acquisitions, Turner; Talia Robinson, VP, Human Resources, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. 
Upcoming NAMIC Chapter events:
  • NAMIC-New York is excited to bring you its "Speed Mentoring" event on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 where you'll have the opportunity to make one-on-one connections, ask questions and gain insights from top executives in the industry.
  • NAMIC-Philadelphia invites you to its "Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Reception" on Monday, May 23, 2016. The event will include guest speakers providing valuable information about this celebration.  
(Remember, if you're not a member and attend a NAMIC chapter event, you may join on the spot and receive 10% off your NAMIC membership! Inquire at the event.)   

Upcoming NAMIC-National events:
Take advantage of the 30%-off early registration rate for the 30th Annual NAMIC ConferenceSeptember 20-21, 2016 in New York City. The discounted rate will be in effect until June 1, 2016.

Upcoming NAMIC Professional Development Programs:
Apply by June 15, 2016 for the next  NAMIC Leadership Seminar in Denver, CO! 
Many NAMIC partner organizations cover the fee for membership. Inquire within your company or give me a call at 212-594-5985.
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Susan Waldman 
Senior Manager, Membership and Publications
In This Issue

Multichannel News
The growth of media consumption on personal devices, the desire to add programming without incurring capital and content costs and aspirations to reach viewers in growing multicultural populations came together at a breakfast session at INTX on Wednesday.
Increasingly popular funny man Arturo Castro is slowly but surely becoming a household staple as Jaime, from Comedy Central's gut-busting sitcom Broad City (created by IIana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson).

NBC News
World renowned Latino musicians, up-and-coming sports icons and international television stars gathered in New York City Wednesday night for a unique event to honor Hispanic achievement in the media over the past 70 years.
According to a survey of top U.S. companies, there is some good news regarding the strides multi-cultural women are making in today's workforce.

Al Jazeera
Founder Deeyah Khan hopes to challenge stereotypes by featuring articles from a broad range of voices.


HispanicAd in association with Adam R Jacobson are proud to announce the availability of the 2016 Hispanic TV Upfront Report.  
Broadcasting & Cable
Channing Dungey, new entertainment president at ABC, copped to some nerves in her first upfront presentation from the stage, then touted ABC core values such as family comedies and soapy dramas with love and intrigue, and diversity on both sides of the camera, be it a comedy or drama.
Ad Age
"I go to the grocery store, and at almost every point I find a group of 12- or 13-year-old girls staring at me," said the woman whose TV shows are the backbone of ABC's Thursday night lineup.
"It only occurred to me in retrospect, but when I signed on to play Amy in Justin Spitzer's Superstore, it was the first part I'd ever been offered that hadn't been written as Latina.'


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Industry Events

Pew Research
One question we're often asked is, Why aren't Asian Americans shown as a separate group when differences among whites, blacks and Hispanics are discussed?

Huffington Post
"By sharing the stories of international LGBTI people, [we] can be a part of this global shift towards acceptance."


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