Industry Insider: September 2021

Removing Obstacles. Magnifying Opportunities. at the NAMIC Annual Conference

The conference theme, “Removing Obstacles. Magnifying Opportunities,” shines a light on one of the most pressing issues facing the communications and cable industry: a lack of diversity, equity, access and inclusion.

The four-day conference will provide a global platform for thought leaders to discuss topics ranging from culturally competent marketing to racial equity. Attendees will engage in professional networking sessions, delve into best practices with industry leaders, and learn the emerging industry trends that will shift the future of cable and communications.

Conference sessions will explore how to remove obstacles to professional growth and steps companies can take to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in their workplace communities.

At this year’s NAMIC conference, you will:

  • Gain more than 15 hours of training, knowledge and practical tips from expert leaders in our industry
  • Learn how to remove the obstacles that stand in the way of your professional advancement
  • Identify solutions to build greater diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Connect, network and celebrate with your industry peers
  • Save on travel expenses and maximize your time learning and networking


Rashida Jones to keynote WICT Virtual Conference

MSNBC’s President Rashida Jones will open the 2021 WICT Leadership Conference with a keynote conversation on Monday, October 4.  She will provide insider insights to the audience of nearly a thousand cable and media executives.   Jones is one of the most prominent executives in news, boasting an extraordinary track record leading a global news organization through a period of unprecedented challenges—including a global pandemic, contentious U.S. presidential election and powerful civil rights movements This year’s WICT Leadership Conference will be held virtually October 4 – 5.  Register:

Emma Bowen Foundation Internship Program

Emma Bowen Foundation LogoThe Emma Bowen Foundation (EBF) promotes a more diverse industry by recruiting promising students of color and placing them in multi-year paid internships at some of the nation’s leading media and tech companies, such as Comcast NBCUniversal, Discovery, Hearst Television, the New York Times, the NFL, Spectrum, and ViacomCBS.

The focus is on 3 professional tracks: business, content, and innovation. EBF fellows are exploring careers in sales, human resources, marketing, journalism, finance, production, software development, engineering and more. The EBF experience is making an impact; more than two-thirds of alumni go on to careers in media and technology.

Applicants selected to be EBF Fellows have access to:

  • A paid summer internship
  • On-the-job training from top professionals and industry executives
  • Our Annual Summer Conference
  • The EBF Launch Career Activation Program
  • Need-based academic scholarships
  • A lifelong community of EBF peers, alumni, professionals, and partners

College undergraduates and high school seniors can apply at  and contact: Claribel Nuñez ( with questions.

Gracie Awards Gala – Virtually October 5th

Join the Alliance for Women in Media as they honor women in the industry at the 46th Annual Gracie Awards on Tuesday, October 5th, 2021, at 7pm ET/PT, streaming live on Facebook.

The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created by, for and about women in radio, television, cable and interactive media. Honorees are selected in national, local and student markets, including both commercial and non-commercial outlets.

As this year marks the 70th Anniversary of AWM, executive producer Vicangelo Bulluck will spotlight prolific women in the industry who continue to inspire and support others, break down barriers, and lead by example in creating opportunity for future generations in a special segment.

Thank you to the sponsors who are making this year’s show possible: Ziploc, Crown Media Family Networks, NCTA-The Internet and Television Association, Katz Media Group, CNN, Fox Sports, Apple Music, Premiere Networks, Beasley Media Group, Meruelo Media, and TEGNA.