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December 13, 2018
Dear NAMIC Diversity Digest Readers,  
Check out last year's winners
Check out last year's winners

 NAMIC Vision Awards entry deadline has been extended to Friday, December 14!

Does your programming have creativity, cultural sensitivity and relevance to people of color? Click here to submit your entry today!

The NAMIC staff would like to wish all our members and supporters a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year!
In This Issue

NAMIC-Philadelphia member Zenita Henderson was promoted to vice president, Marketing and Business Development at SCTE*ISBE. Congratulations, Zenita!

NAMIC-Southern California vice president Kiir Knight was promoted to talent producer at ESPN. Congratulations, Kiir!

NAMIC EMMA judge Kecia Paredes, vice president, Hispanic Shopper Marketing, Geometry Global was featured in The Alumni Society's Culture Connectors for her work keeping Hispanic shoppers at the forefront.
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NAMIC-Atlanta honored NAMIC executive committee board member and ELDP Class VIII alumnus  James L. Anderson with the  Mae Douglas Award for making significant contributions to employees within the communications industry.  NAMIC-Atlanta also welcomed Mae Douglas  former EVP and chief operating officer at Cox Communications back home to join in on the evening festivities. 

Joe Atkinson, chief digital officer at PwC, NAMIC ELDP alumnus and former NAMIC-Philadelphia chapter leader Angel Arocho, executive director, Cable Compliance, Comcast, and Ebony Lee, senior vice president, Strategic Development, Comcast received the Legacy, Trailblazer, and Industry Awards, respectively, during NAMIC-Philadelphia's 15th Annual Paragon Awards. They were honored for their professional accomplishments, personal successes, charitable passions and championing diversity, inclusion, and excellence in the communications industry. 

NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic held their holiday party with WICT and NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic vice president Sonarak Ieng welcomed the audience and shared holiday cheer and visions for 2019.


The Hollywood Reporter
Similarly themed projects are advancing in the wake of the breakout hit, says co-screenwriter Adele Lim, as success no longer means having to "think and sound and write like a white dude from Yale."
As issues centered around race, gender and sexuality continue to impact America's social, cultural, and legal landscape, Black chief executives have joined peers nationwide in taking a formal pledge: they're vowing to make their workplaces more diverse, inclusive and trusting places.

The Wrap
In a record for diversity at the annual Golden Globes Awards, four of the 10 nominees in the two Best Picture categories this year have non-white directors.


Broadcasting & Cable
Weiss joins NATPE from Future Plc, where he was vice president, group publisher for Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News.

The ad-free, on-demand platform will cost $5 a month for access to more than a thousand hours of programming spanning history, air and space, nature and wildlife, science, travel and pop culture.


TV Technology
Vida - renewed for its second season and expanded from six episodes to 10 by Starz - continues to break the mold of what many think a Latino television series should look like.

Mobile Marketer
Lexus ran a multi-format campaign aimed at Hispanic, African-American and LGBTQ audiences that used artificial intelligence (AI) to target mobile users who are most likely to buy a car.

Multichannel News
Asian-Americans are shunning traditional TV for streaming services, with YouTube among their top streaming choices, according to a new Horowitz Research report.

CoverGirl knows that a 40-shade foundation range isn't nearly enough - when it comes to inclusivity and diversity in beauty products, other products and color options matter just as much.

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The members-only NAMIC Job Bank provides access to the best employers and most diverse candidates in the communications industry.

Spectrum Reach is growing and looking for talent in several markets.  Check out the opportunities