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June 23, 2016
Dear NAMIC Supporter,

There are a lot of upcoming NAMIC programs/events/initiatives. Mark your calendars!
(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.) 
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
"Over the past fifteen years, ELDP has emerged as one of the most respected curricula designed to prepare professionals of color to advance in the continuously morphing media and entertainment industry," said James C. Jones, NAMIC's SVP of Education and Diversity Solutions. "We look forward to the industry's continued partnership in this important work to expand the pipeline of future leaders."  The deadline for submitting nominations is July 29, 2016. 

Teen Vogue
When Apple's World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) comes around every year, you can expect a flurry of social media activity (AKA tweets on tweets on tweets) dedicated to all the new features they're rolling out on your favorite gadgets. And while we definitely geeked out over news of iOS 10 and the crazy new imessage updates Tim Cook wasn't the one to get the most Twitter love this time around at WWDC. That honor, instead went to Bozoma Saint John, global head of consumer marketing for Apple Music. 
Chicago Tribune
After a 71-year run in Chicago, Johnson Publishing is getting out of publishing. The new publishing entity, Ebony Media Operations, will maintain the magazine's Chicago headquarters and its New York editorial office, as well as much of the current staff, according to Michael Gibson, co-founder and chairman of African-American-owned Clear View Group.
U.S. News & World Report
The nation's Asian population grew at 3.4 percent between July 2014 and 2015, with migration responsible for the majority of the growth, government officials said Thursday. There are now 21 million Asians in the United States, with Hawaii as the nation's only majority Asian state.
International Business Times
The Hollywood Reporter released a new list of the 100 most powerful people in the industry Wednesday and, not surprisingly, the list is chock-full of white men. That is not the Hollywood Reporter's fault - the publication has appeared to put effort into being objective and has already pointed out the lack of diversity in the list. The list merely reflects a reality in the industry that people of color and women are still enormously underrepresented among those who give projects the green light.
Hollywood's Black  Renaissance
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has officially announced the launch of its 2016 Diverse Directors Program. The annual initiative, which is in its third year, is part of SPT's commitment to providing opportunities to talented artists of diverse backgrounds. 


Rapid TV News
Aiming to capitalize on the momentum of America's closer ties to Cuba, as well as on its already established relationships with Cuban broadcasters and filmmakers, the US media company intends to take CubaPlay TelevisiĆ³n into new markets. 
Spanish language TV viewers will have an additional news option beginning September 26: NBCUniversal's Telemundo Station Group says it will add a half-hour weekday newscast at 5 PM ET - expanding the early local news block to an hour and a half.
A new streaming service from Viacom is hitting the international market today: BET Play, a video-on-demand application aimed at an adult audience, offering access to programming from the entertainment-focused BET cable television channel. This is only the second streaming service to emerge from Viacom, but the first for adults. The company previously launched Noggin, which includes a selection of Nickelodeon's kids shows.

The Latin American economy has seen better days. Over the past few years, Latin American countries have experienced slowdowns in both GDP and private-consumption growth, a rise in inflation rates, and devaluations in currency

"Looking at brands that are doing it right, the ones creating experiences that resonate and stick with me and the LGBT community, there are some core and shared attributes driving their success." 

Among the industry's leading competitions honoring achievements in multicultural marketing, the awards recognize outstanding efforts targeting African American, Asian, Hispanic, LGBT and other diverse segments of the consumer base


Roy Ennis has been named General Manager, RLTV

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Industry Events

Nominate a Leader for ELDP Class XVI
NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) is now accepting nominations for the 2016-2017 Class XVI of the NAMIC Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. ELDP is unique in its focus on both men and women of color and the exploration of the intersection of business-critical leadership competencies with cultural identity.