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Help identify the top 60 women in media today — AWM's Sixty@60 initiative
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As AWM celebrates our 60th Anniversary, we want to honor 60 women who have most inspired each of us. With our Sixty@60 initiative, we are conducting a national poll to determine the most inspirational women in media today, as determined by our nearly 10,000 community members. In order to celebrate the amazing women in various roles throughout our industry, we need your help — we invite you to take a brief, confidential survey to assist us in identifying women that have and continue to set the bar high across all media professions (TV, radio, digital, online, film, etc.). More

Women's World Cup gets whopping ESPN TV rating
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ESPN's coverage of the U.S.-Japan women's World Cup final drew a whopping 8.6 overnight rating — assuring that it will be the second-highest-rated women's soccer game ever on U.S. TV. That overnight translates to 8.6 percent of households in the 56 urban TV markets. More

Jennifer Nicholson Salke named new presidentof NBC Entertainment
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TV development executive Jennifer Salke, a driving force behind hit series like "Glee" and "Modern Family," has been named the new president of NBC Entertainment. Salke will be in charge of daytime and prime-time programming for the network, effective immediately. More

Oprah takes over as CEO of OWN
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Oprah Winfrey is cementing her control over her struggling cable network. OWN announced that Winfrey will be taking over as CEO and chief creative officer of the Discovery-owned network. Winfrey has said that she believes part of what's contributed to her network's lackluster performance thus far has been her relative lack of involvement in the day-to-day process of shaping OWN's strategy and brand. More

Jodi Kahn promoted to president of iVillage
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Jodi Kahn has been promoted to the newly created position of president of iVillage. Kahn joined iVillage in 2008 as executive vice president. Under her leadership, the entire business was re-engineered and its site successfully relaunched. More

UNITY Journalists of Color continues New U fellowship program in Las Vegas
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New U: News Entrepreneurs Working Through UNITY is a competitive program for journalists of color who want to become entrepreneurs. Funded by The Ford Foundation, the New U fellowship supports and helps grow the creative ideas of participants through a national "start-up camp," which will be held Oct. 17-19 in Las Vegas. In addition to offering a unique formula-based in-training and one-on-one mentoring, the program includes a competition for four fellows to win $10,000 each in start-up funding to help realize their entrepreneurial ideas. More

Minority advocacy hails FCC advancement of LPFM
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The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council has been striving to push media ownership in the U.S. closer to the level of diversity that exists in the national census. It hailed the FCC's actions to move the ball forward on execution of the Local Community Radio Act, saying LPFM will be a great entry point for would-be broadcasters lacking access to the kind of capital needed for a full-power broadcast outlet. More

Watch the 36th Annual Gracie Awards on Hallmark Movie Channel, Aug. 8 and 12
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AWM is pleased to announce that the 36th Annual Gracie Awards Gala will air on the Hallmark Movie Channel on Aug. 8 during prime time, then again as a daytime encore Aug. 12. The Gracie Awards recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of media, including radio, television, cable and new media. The awards program also encourages the realistic and multifaceted portrayal of women in entertainment, news, features and other programs. More

Registration now open: AWM's Symposium on Digital Literacy for Girls & Women
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Join AWM Sept. 13 in Chicago as we broach the topic of Digital Literacy for Girls and Women. Panel sessions include "Navigating the Digital Literacy Challenge for Girls," "Training Employees for Your Digital Demands" and "The Next Big Thing in the Digital World." For more complete panel information and registration, please visit AWM's website.

B&C hosts 'Women of Hollywood' event in Keynotes & Cocktails Series
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Join Broadcasting & Cable – and the "Women of Hollywood" – as Keynotes & Cocktails returns to the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Nov. 15 for a cocktail hour (or three). This is the event where the women who've made it tell the stories you never heard and answer the questions you always wanted to ask. A $99 early bird rate is available with promo code: WOH1 (early bird registration ends Aug. 30). Register today:

MMTC to hold 25th Anniversary Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference in Washington, DC
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Minority Media & Telecom Council will hold its 25th Anniversary Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference July 21-22 at the Westin Georgetown Hotel in Washington, D.C. The conference will address the future of broadband — content, distribution, deployment, distribution platforms and how we'll close the digital divide; how to raise capital, with a special focus on new entrant and incubated opportunities; and how to access procurement and transactional opportunities — with intensive seminars for media entrepreneurs and for telecom/broadband entrepreneurs. At you can find the program, speakers, and sponsorship and registration information.
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