The Walter Kaitz Foundation is proud to fund annual reports on the state of diversity in the industry. This research allows companies to identify strengths and weaknesses, and to set goals and policies to improve their workforce diversity.
The Walter Kaitz Foundation is proud to fund two annual reports on the state of diversity in the industry, the NAMIC AIM report & the WICT PAR report. This research allows companies to identify strengths and weaknesses, and to set goals and policies to improve their workforce diversity.
For a quick reference, view the joint NAMIC AIM / WICT PAR Executive Summary.
The NAMIC AIM report provides a baseline of statistics on the status of multi-ethnic employment in the cable telecommunications industry. Now in its ninth wave, NAMIC’s biennial diversity survey is a powerful example of the organization’s partnership with companies to provide information and resources to build a pipeline of diverse talent in the cable telecommunications industry.
The findings from the NAMIC AIM are important determinants of NAMIC’s programmatic direction, and leverage support for other strategic diversity endeavors. In fact, the initial 1999 research spawned NAMIC’s flagship Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP), currently held in partnership with the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
FULL REPORT: NAMIC AIM REPORT
Biennially Women in Cable Telecommunications conducts the WICT PAR Survey. The PAR Survey is a central part of WICT’s overall PAR Initiative; an initiative designed to help cable companies reap the benefits of a more gender-diverse and inclusive workplace. In addition to gauging the representation of women throughout the industry’s workforce, the survey specifically measures the survey participants’ practices related to pay equity, advancement opportunities, and resources for work/life integration.
Based on the PAR Survey results, WICT creates an overall Executive Report that analyzes the movement and positions of women in the industry, indicating gender differentials in promotions, hiring, and exit rates. The report also assesses the representation of women at varying levels of the corporate hierarchy and within specific job disciplines.
FULL REPORT: WICT PAR REPORT
Provided below are additional reports on the state of diversity in film and media. These organizations (UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report, Nielsen African-American Consumer Report & USC Annenberg Report) provide further insight into the state of diversity in film and television content with their research.
OLD STORY, NEW BEGINNING
This is the sixth in a series of annual reports from UCLA’s College Division of Social Science to examine relationships between diversity and the bottom line in the Hollywood entertainment industry. It considers the top 200 theatrical film releases in 2017 and 1,316 broadcast, cable and digital platform television shows from the 2016-17 season in order to document the degree to which women and people of color are present in front of and behind the camera. It discusses any patterns between these findings and box office receipts and audience ratings.
FROM CONSUMERS TO CREATORS: THE ONLINE LIVES OF BLACK CONSUMERS
Black consumers no longer think of their virtual actions as distinct from “in real life” behavior, and have leveraged digital platforms, particularly Black Twitter, to affect real-world change. African American consumers, influencers and digital entrepreneurs present a tremendous growth opportunity to brands able to reach and engage with this powerful demographic in a culturally accurate way–after all African Americans are no longer content being thought of simply as voracious consumers; they want to be known for the influence they’ve always possessed, as the creators they’ve always been.
Inequality in 1,100 Popular Films
In summer 2018, Dr. Stacy L. Smith and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative at USC Annenberg released their annual study, titled Inequality in 1,100 Popular Films.
The study reveals how little top-grossing movies have changed when it comes to the on-screen prevalence and portrayal of females, underrepresented racial/ ethnic groups, the LGBT community, and individuals with disabilities. The study is the largest and most comprehensive intersectional analysis of characters in motion picture content to date.