Last week in New York City content creators, producers, journalists and celebrities gathered for the first Multicultural TV Summit, presented by B&C Multichannel News. The forward-thinking half-day event included panels featuring industry executives and news personalities and creators in insightful conversations on modern television, diversity in entertainment and the future of broadcasting and media. It was all about the growing importance of cultural representation in programming. As a twenty-something Latino journalist it was intersting to see what other multicultural Millennials identify with and what different companies in the media industry are doing to acknowledge us and attract us to their platforms. At times it felt like they were coming late to the party -- those of us who are considered "diverse" have been reading, watching television, listening to the radio, browsing the web and engaging in social media as long as anyone else -- but the cumulative impression was positive and inspiring.
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