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March 10, 2016
Dear NAMIC Supporter:

Welcome to the new and improved Diversity Digest.

What's new and improved? We will continue to bring you the latest headlines of diversity & inclusion in the communications industry while updating you on NAMIC news, local chapter happenings and member updates.

At the national office, we are getting ready for the Annual Awards Breakfast honoring Next Generation Leaders and Luminaries on May 18 during INTX in Boston. And we opened registration for the 30th Annual Conference, September 20-21 in New York with early registration rates. Click here for all upcoming event information. And now you can find us on YouTube and Instagram! Check out the latest videos and photos and remember to tag us @NAMICnational when posting.

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Eglon Simons
President & CEO
In This Issue
Urban Millennials Not Dropping Cable Like It's Hot
Multichannel News 
Young multicultural viewers are still subscribing to and watching traditional television as both broadcast and cable networks have offered shows like Black-ish, Empire and Fresh Off the Boat that reflect their images and experiences.

In the 20 seasons of The Bachelor and 11 seasons of The Bachelorette, there has been one non-white star of the show.
A new study by BabyCenter and market research company YouGov that surveyed over 2,000 people finds that 80 percent of parents like to see diverse families in advertisements.

Her app Blendoor lets job seekers upload resumes, then hides their name and photo from employers. The idea, says Lampkin, is to circumvent unconscious bias by removing gender and ethnicity from the equation.

Bounce TV said the premiere of its first original scripted drama, Saints & Sinners, became the network's most-watched program, delivering 1.3 million viewers over two runs Sunday night.

NBC News
"So my initial set of works that I wrote were all very careful to not touch anything having to do with my Chinese heritage. I wanted to avoid the possibility of any characters in my book being interpreted as Chinese, or anything I say being interpreted as Chinese, because I wanted to avoid the idea that anything I wrote could be particularized and reduced into a mere autobiography, a mere confession, a mere ethnic color."


Andrea Agnew,  NAMIC ELDP alumna and former NAMIC-Philadelphia president  
has been promoted to division vice president, human resources, central division, Comcast Spotlight.



ThinkNow Research conducted its annual consumer sentiment study among a representative sample of U.S. Hispanics, African-Americans, Asians, and non-Hispanic whites. 

The campaign will feature three TV spots in both English and Spanish, along with several shorts just for the Web.

Pew Research Center
Afro-Latinos are one of these Latino identity groups. They are characterized by their diverse views of racial identity, reflecting the complex and varied nature of race and identity among Latinos.

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