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March 31, 2016
Dear NAMIC Supporter,

Nominees for the 2016 NAMIC Vision Awards, presented in partnership with NAMIC-Southern California, have been announced, and HBO, BET Networks, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and ESPN gained the biggest nods.  The NAMIC Vision Awards honor original and digital programming content that depicts the lives, spirit and contributions of people of color, and that best reflects the ethnic and cultural diversity of the viewing audience.   Click here to see the complete list of nominees.

Upcoming NAMIC national events:
  • Buy your ticket for the NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast, May 18, 2016, during the Internet and Television Expo (INTX) at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
  • Take advantage of the 30% off early registration rates for the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference, 
    September 20-21, 2016 in New York City. The discounted ticket price will be in effect until June 1, 2016.

Upcoming NAMIC local chapter events:

(Remember, if you're a non-member and attend a local NAMIC chapter event, you may join on the spot and receive 10% off your NAMIC membership! Inquire at the event.) 
  • Do you live in the MD/DC/VA region and want to connect with other industry professionals while learning about the benefits of NAMIC membership? NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic is holding a membership mixer just for you on Thursday, March 31, 2016. 
  • Join NAMIC-New York for an evening of networking along with a private tour of The Rubin Museum of Art on Friday, April 1, 2016. 
  • NAMIC-Atlanta will be holding a Interactive Discussion featuring executive coach, Becky A. Davis on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

Click here to register for these educational events and connect with industry peers! 


Does your company pay for your NAMIC membership? Many NAMIC partner organizations cover the fee for membership. Inquire within your company or give me a call at 212-594-5985.

As always, let us know what's on your mind. Share your feedback here.

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Susan Waldman
Senior Manager, Membership and Publications
In This Issue
HBO Leads NAMIC Vision Awards Nominations
Multichannel News
Cable networks HBO, BET and OWN:Oprah Winfrey Network drew the most  2016 NAMIC Vision Awards nominations, the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications said Wednesday.


The Hollywood Reporter
Fox's hit show bombs in Europe as international audiences don't embrace the industry's move to be more inclusive.

The Detroit News
A study released Sunday urges lawmakers to collect more data about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students to protect them from bullying and unfair discipline at school.

In a country where the demographics are changing rapidly, we should expect its rich diversity to be reflected in all our educational institutions and certainly at our top colleges.  Unfortunately, this is not the case.

The Inquisitr
Quantico star Priyanka Chopra has already achieved more than most will ever attempt in their lifetimes by breaking racial and ethnic barriers, as well as expanding her influence beyond her own country's borders.

Elite Daily
"Growing up in a traditional Taiwanese household, I was always close to my mother. My favorite part was going to Toys "R" Us on Sundays with her to pick out my favorite Barbie doll. I had a collection of Barbie dolls as a little boy, and was never for a second ashamed of it."

Offering budding writers the chance to showcase their talent and win the opportunity to see their project come to life, TV One announces its second annual sponsorship of the American Black Film Festival's Screenplay Competition.

TV production volume has exploded, more than offsetting the loss of jobs on the theatrical side, but that bounty has not trickled down to the minority media, according to a new report released by the Writers Guild of America, West, which found minority media earnings for TV writers was still over $25,000 less than their white counterparts.

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.



AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing (AHAA) has rebranded its Hispanic marketing directory to launch the 2016 Hispanic Market Guide, available for free of charge. This comprehensive digital guide provides a detailed look at Hispanic consumers, Hispanic media, top advertisers and agencies, and features data from Nielsen, Cision, and the U.S. Census.

NBC News
There are now about 55 million Hispanics in the U.S. While publications targeting Latinos have come and gone - unfortunately many were victims of the recent economic downturn or could not find the necessary readership to boost their advertising budget - there are still plenty of magazines, journals and sites for and by Latinos, including some which are bilingual for those who also like to read en espaƱol.