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August 10, 2017
Dear NAMIC Supporter:

Have an innovative business idea that will energize the media, entertainment, and technology markets? Submit it today in the NAMIC/Sava360 'Shark Tank' Style Startup Pitch Competition. Finalists will present their pitch in front of a panel of diverse advisors and investor judges during the 31st Annual NAMIC Conference, September 26-27 at the New York Marriott Marquis. 

Take a look at last year's contenders!

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Susan Waldman 
Senior Manager, Membership and Publications
In This Issue


Sony Pictures Television has announced the 2017 launch of its Diverse Directors Program. In its fourth year, the initiative is part of SPT's commitment to providing opportunities to talented artists of diverse backgrounds.

Katerina Jeng and Krystie Mak want to tell you a story. Actually, quite a few stories. They may have been raised on opposite sides of the country, but both grew up aware of the stereotypes they faced as Asian-Americans. For both, it became a passion to help change how ingrained these ideas were. 

Columbia Journalism Review
A new study says some of the biggest newsrooms in the country are still failing to fulfill a nearly 50-year-old pledge to increase the employment of people of color in top masthead positions, despite repeated reviews and greater coverage of the issue.

Diversity is a hot button issue in both advertising and on the TV programs those ads support. Thus, it was no surprise that the topic came up at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Summer Press Tour last week. The bi-annual gathering brought together more than 200 critics and bloggers from across the country to talk about all things television, especially the lack of diversity-both by race and sexual orientation-on the small screen.


Rapid TV News
The 12-episode season will begin September 17 on Univision Network. The entire season will be added to Netflix's subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) catalogue later, once it has finished its run on the US Hispanic network.
Multichannel News
WE tv next month will launch the sixth and final season of its reality documentary series Mary Mary on Sept. 28, said network officials.


Marketing Land
Analyzing social media habits of note, Hispanic millennials are more active on Twitter and Instragram compared to non-Hispanic millennials, but the amount of time spent on Facebook is relatively similar among the groups.

According to ThinkNow research, 73% of African-Americans report watching live TV when a given show airs on network TV. This is in stark contrast to the 55% of Asian viewers who report watching live TV, but close to live TV consumption of white viewers, at 69%.

NAMIC-Atlanta member and ELDP Class XVI alumna Johnita P. Due authored this powerful editorial on,  Governor's painful gaffe on Charlottesville

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