Industry Insider: August 2021

NAMIC Patrick R. Mellon Mentorship Program

NAMIC initially established the mentorship program in 1993, and in 1997 renamed it in honor of the late L. Patrick Mellon, an executive with ESPN, Inc, one of NAMIC’s founding members, and a respected mentor in the cable industry. The goal of the L. Patrick Mellon Mentorship Program is to aid NAMIC members in growing their careers in the telecommunications industry. All NAMIC members are eligible to participate in the L. Patrick Mellon Mentorship program. Participants in the L. Patrick Mellon Mentorship Program feel that it is one of the greatest benefits of their NAMIC membership providing them the opportunity to:

  • Expand their vision
  • See new career possibilities
  • Polish their skills
  • Increase their career visibility and exposure
  • Broaden their networks
  • Attain professional and personal achievement

NAMIC members can apply by contacting NAMIC at 212-594-5985 or email

Join or Renew with WICT for a chance to win a subscription to Harvard Business Review & coaching session with Michelle Ray

To show their appreciation, if you join or renew your membership with WICT by August 31st, 2021, you will be entered to win a subscription to the Harvard Business Review, and a one-hour executive coaching session with Michelle Ray, Executive Director, Walter Kaitz Foundation. Join or Renew here.



Cable Center Hall of Fame

The annual Cable Hall of Fame celebration will be held virtually on Monday, November 15, 2021. The celebration will premiere on C-SPAN 3 at 8 p.m. ET and be available for viewing  simultaneously on

The Cable Hall of Fame celebrates the most innovative and influential people in the content and connectivity industry. Honorees are recognized for their outstanding dedication and impact, and induction is one of the industry’s highest and most exclusive honors. A committee of industry peers and leaders selects each year’s inductees from a large group of nominees. Learn more.

Commit to be Counted

We know that diverse workplaces are better workspaces. Numerous studies prove the positive connection between strong DEI and successful business outcomes, including better return on equity, financial performance, and employee satisfaction.  Diverse teams also improve group creativity and innovation within the workplace.  This Fall, NAMIC, WICT, and the Walter Kaitz Foundation are calling on you to Commit to be Counted by participating in the joint AIM/PAR Workforce Diversity Survey which will be launching in November 2021. Results of the survey will be published during Diversity Week 2022. Learn more.

2021 Gracie Awards Gala Transitions to a Virtual Event

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 threat, the 46th annual Gracie Awards Gala, originally scheduled for September 27th, will move to a fully virtual event. The awards, which recognize outstanding and influential work in media by, for, and about women, will be celebrated with a virtual experience involving a series of montage videos, acceptance speeches, and a streaming awards show. New date TBD