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November 3, 2016
Dear NAMIC Supporter:

This is a week to make history. Last night's nail-biting World Series was a match of epic proportions and will elevate the careers of those baseball players forever. Today, you can make history as well by joining NAMIC or renewing your membership to advance your career and achieve your professional goals.

Today is the deadline of our Slam Dunk Membership Madness promotion.  Join NAMIC or renew your membership by 11:59 P.M. PT today to receive a 20% discount off regularly published membership rates by applying the promotion code NAMIC20 . And wait, there's more... for every new membership or renewal completed during the promotional period, you will qualify for a chance to win a pair of New York Knicks game tickets . A drawing will take place on November 4, 2016. Tickets are for the New York Knicks home game versus the Sacramento Kings scheduled for December 4, 2016, at Madison Square Garden. Tickets are transferable.

Advance your career by  honing your leadership skills, developing valuable mentoring relationships and networking with industry influencers.

Remember to mark your calendars for these upcoming chapter events:

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Susan Waldman 
Senior Manager, Membership and Publications

In This Issue


Imploring Hollywood to "think of how Asian-American is mixed races, not just Chinese or Japanese or Korean," filmmaker Grace Lee joined fellow panelists Sandra Oh, Rashad Raisani and NBC execs to discuss Asian-Americans in media. Moderated by MSNBC anchor Richard Lui and presented by the Center for Asian American Media, NBC Universal and NBC Universal Talent Infusion Programs, the panel also included Karen Horne, SVP Programming Talent Development and Inclusion for NBC Entertainment, and Craig Robinson, Chief Diversity Officer at Universal Television Studios and NBCUniversal.
Bollywood is pinning its hopes on two of this year's biggest films opening on Friday to rev up a lacklustre box office for the festive Diwali season.
USA Today
TV diversity doesn't just require more faces of color onscreen; it means more inclusion behind the camera in producing, writing and directing ranks.
Multichannel News
LGBTQ representation on broadcast television networks is at a high point according to the latest GLAAD "Where WE Are On TV" report, the LGBTQ advocacy organization reported.
A startup in Silicon Valley is challenging conventional hiring practices in the white, male-dominated world of tech by giving coders a platform to be tested on their raw talent.


Radio legend Enrique Santos' career has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride, twists and sudden sharp turns galore. As chairman and chief creative officer of the newly-created iHeartLatino, Santos, 41, will determine iHeartmedia's Latin direction and strategy.
The Wall Street Journal
A wave of new shows featuring African-American stars is sweeping across cable and streaming services. The programs are presenting fresh takes on pop culture, race and romance and winning raves from critics. FX's "Atlanta," HBO's "Insecure," OWN's "Queen Sugar" and Netflix's "Luke Cage" are all rated 100% or close to it on Rotten Tomatoes, a review-aggregation site, and more shows like them are on the way.

While the mobile penetration is similar among different segments of the national population, bilingual Hispanics use them more than 762 minutes per month, in contrast to the average population spending 510 minutes a month, according to Nielsen Mobile Insights study.

We've heard it before... Hispanics over-index on all things digital, mobile and even social. Here at Univision, we're able to go a layer deeper into Hispanics' digital habits, using a mixture of proprietary and syndicated insights that only we can offer.


Congratulations to NAMIC-New England members for WICT New England's award nominations:
  • Kamilah A'Vant, NAMIC-New England President, NAMIC Leadership Seminar alumna & Senior Manager, TV Station Distribution, Media General, Inc. - nominee for Woman to Watch (Individual)
  • Erica Dean, NAMIC Leadership Seminar alumna & Director, Human Resources, Comcast - nominee for Touchstone Award
  • Ineshia Proctor, Director, Customer Care, Comcast - nominee for Woman to Watch (Management)
  • James Rollins, former NAMIC-New England President, NAMIC Leadership Seminar alumnus and current NAMIC ELDP Class XVI participant, VP, Affiliate Partnership Development, Disney & ESPN Media Networks - nominee for Advocate Award
NAMIC-New York President, Nicole Granston,  Senior Manager, Affiliate Finance, Showtime Networks Inc. will be running in the New York City Marathon this weekend. Go, Nicole!

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