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June 16, 2016
Dear NAMIC Supporter,

The 30th Annual NAMIC Conference will take place September 20-21, 2016 at the New York Marriott Marquis in conjunction with Diversity Week, and we want to know what you would like to know!

In an industry that is constantly reinventing itself, emerging technologies are enabling content to be available anywhere, anytime, and across multiple platforms. The customer base is becoming more diverse, more global, and more informed. All this requires that industry professionals be culturally responsive, agile innovators equipped with the leadership competencies to drive success.

NAMIC's Annual Conference is focused on supporting industry professionals with the knowledge and tools to lead and innovate at the speed of change. We are interested in finding out the conversations in which you'd like to participate and invite you to share your ideas by completing the survey below. It takes just a few minutes.

Completed surveys will be entered into a drawing for a complimentary registration to the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference. To be eligible for the drawing, surveys must be completed no later than Friday, July 1 at 11:59 pm EDT.

Click here to take the survey.
Upcoming NAMIC programs/events/initiatives:
  • July 14: Mark your calendar for the joint NAMIC-Denver/WICT Rocky Mountain and Rocky Mountain Cable Association Membership Mixer
  • July 26: Mark your calendar for Part I of NAMIC-New York's Breakfast Series, "Conquering the Competition," with Nikki Bethel, SVP, HBO
  • August 9: Mark your calendar for Part II of NAMIC-New York's Breakfast Series, "Conquering the Competition," with Marc Lamont Hill, Host, BET News
  • August 31: Mark your calendar for Part III of NAMIC-New York's Breakfast Series, "Conquering the Competition," with Wendell Scott, SVP, ESPN
  • September 13: Mark your calendar for Part IV of NAMIC-New York's Breakfast Series, "Conquering the Competition," with Sunny Hostin, Legal Analyst, ABC News
(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.
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
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. 
The Root
When it comes to certain jobs and areas of business, women are still grossly underrepresented-doubly so for women of color.
"Hamilton" may have failed Sunday night at the 70th annual Tony Awards to clinch the most awards ever won, but the smash-hit musical still helped make history.
There are few names that have as much clout in the fashion industry as supermodel Naomi Campbell and fashion editor and stylist Edward Enninful. Working together for nearly three decades, the duo has delivered some of the most iconic images in fashion and broken barriers with respect to diversity and representation along the way.
In a more poignant moment, the lack of diversity in the mostly white, mostly male genre was brought up. To that end, writer Lisa Joy says of Westworld, "I can't say with this season that we cover all ground and all people, but I will say that we try to do the actors and the characters themselves the service of loving them."


Beginning July 1st, CNN en Español' s audience will see changes on the screen among its most prominent journalists who will bring new programming that will strengthen the network's original content.

Huffington Post
OMNI Television says it's seeking regulatory approval to create a new national channel that would restore ethnic newscasts axed just one year ago.
Entertainment Weekly
Christian Finnegan and Sherrod Small were both regular contributors on VH1's pop culture series Best Week Ever; now, the comedians are set for a frank conversation about race on A&E's new studio talker, Black and White. And EW has an exclusive first look.

The Voice of Hispanic Marketing (AHAA) has rebranded its Hispanic marketing directory to launch the 2016 Hispanic Market Guide, available for free of charge.


Pearlena Igbokwe was named President, Universal Television in June 2016.  Most recently, she was Executive Vice President, Drama Development for NBC Entertainment.

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Industry Events

Call for Nominations for ELDP Class XVI Announced
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.