Archive for the ‘New America Media’ Category

Another Story About the Ippies

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

 

Mario Scott

Mario Scott

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9/11

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Several days ago, New America Media invited this writer to attend a meeting of New York City-based ethnic journalists who would be talking about their articles for the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Asked about my plans – this writer hadn’t been planning to share –  he spoke in tongues, that is, his response was as articulate as a person speaking with his tongue flailing the roof of the mouth and the sides of his teeth, upper and lower.  Caught off guard, he couldn’t articulate, didn’t enunciate.

What follows is what  might have been said or referred to if this writer had had the presence of mind many wish for when a signature moment beckons them to rise to the occasion:  From the Center for Constitutional Rights regarding a panel discussion, September 12: The 9/11 Decade and the Decline of U.S. Democracy.

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New America Media: Advice for Reporting on Quake and Tsunami in Japan

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Advice for Reporting on Quake and Tsunami in Japan

Editor’s Note: New America Media correspondent Yoichi Shimatsu was asked to write a comprehensive guide to covering Japan’s triple tragedy—earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown danger—by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma [http://bit.ly/hTt3ZG] at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. A veteran environmental issues writer and editor, Shimatsu filed this illuminating article. More than a professional “Tip Sheet,” it includes insights about the concerns and dangers triggered by the disasters in Japan.

Read entire article here.

The WORD Is Not an Award Winning Publication

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

But its student journalists win lots and lots of awards. Such As.

It was invited – the only faculty-supervised student publication to be invited – to that big soiree: 2009 National Ethnic Media Awards & Expo. Sponsored by New America Media.

How about an amen?

It Was One of Those Semesters

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Got so wrapped up in events on campus that I missed one I really wanted to do off-campus in 2010:

Dear J-School and Media Educator Colleagues,

On behalf of Sandy and all of us at NAM, we would like to follow-up on our invitation for you and your staff for our upcoming 40th Anniversary celebration on Nov. 12. More details in the invite below. It will be an intimate and memorable evening with our alumni and long-time supporters and partners, including you and your universities/organizations.

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The DREAM Act Could Go Before Congress Today

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

By Sandy Close Executive
Director New America Media

Over 60 million adults access ethnic media. Their voices should be heard by lawmakers considering this important piece of immigration legislation. Let your voices ring out.

Support the Dream Act THIS WEEK! – America Needs It!

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

New America Media says: Over 60 million adults access ethnic media. Their voices should be heard by lawmakers considering this important piece of immigration legislation this week. If ethnic media across the country carry this button on their websites this week, it will send a powerful message to lawmakers about the civic engagement of our communities. —By Sandy Close, Executive Director, New America Media.













Read more here:
The WORD
Harry Potter is a DREAM Act Kid

For Ethnic Communities, a Year of Stimulus Not Enough

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

New America Media, Commentary, Aaron Glantz, Posted: February 20, 2010

It was one year ago that this week that President Obama signed the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the stimulus package. It’s the biggest investment in our country since the Great Depression, but in this commentary I show how for most of us, a year of stimulus is not enough.

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Tea Party Dabbles in Immigration Politics

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

“The Tea Party movement has energized activism against President Obama’s vision for immigration reform. The link between tea partiers and immigration politics developed last summer, when the impact of illegal immigration on the health care system became a prominent side issue in town hall debates. Since then, illegal immigration has steadily gained ground on the Tea Party agenda.” — Article by Marcelo Ballvé for New America Media.

Read more here.

Eunji Jang Redux

Friday, January 1st, 2010
Eunji Jang on assignment.

File Photo: On assignment for a story.

For her journalistic work with New York Times Reporter Kirk Semple for “Suicides Soar Among New York Koreans,” Jang, who speaks and writes fluent Korean, and interns for New America Media, earned a Contributing Tag at the end of the story.

NYT news lead for the double suicide of Yongho and Soonhee Kim, February 25, 2008:

They had navigated the move from South Korea and opened a nail salon on Long Island, but by last winter, Yongho and Soonhee Kim were in debt and deeply unhappy. They were fighting a lawsuit over nonpayment of rent on the Long Beach salon and were months behind on rent payments for their apartment in Oakland Gardens, Queens. The bank had repossessed their car.

Courtesy The Korean Times

Soonhee, left, and Yongho Kim.

At dawn on Feb. 25, the couple left a note for their 20-year-old daughter outside their apartment door, doused themselves with gasoline and set themselves on fire, the police said. The blaze killed them and destroyed their home.

“They 100 percent lost hope,” said Mr. Kim’s brother-in-law, Chi Kun Park.

An earlier story was published/broadcast by NAM in July. NAM’s Odette Keely interviewed Jang about a piece that the Korean Times in NYC wrote about Korean suicides in America.

Down Memory Lane: First National Ethnic Media Network to Cover the 2008 Democratic National Convention

Friday, December 25th, 2009

This historic moment included three WORD senior editors: Jonathan Mena, Jacqueline Fernandez and Kisha Allison. Read about it here.

Eunji Jang

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
Eunji Jang on assignment.

File Photo: On assignment for a story.

Interns for New America Media. Has made a connection with a New York Times reporter who is drawing on her skills and talent so that he can write and report about the Korean community in metropolitan NYC. A Times immigration beat. This is not a freebie. She does translation and interpretation and is getting valuable field and professional experience and making serious career connections.

She also has been getting write-ups in Korean news media [like this one] for her work with New America Media.

Sandy Close, the Executive Director of NAM, has said more than once that Eunji Jang is vital to NAM’s goals to develop better coordination with Korean news media in the United States. Jang travels the country for NAM when slaving over a full-time course load and, of course, publishing in the WORD.

New America Media Advisory: Americans Unaware of Stimulus Benefits

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

New America Media Poll to show that most Americans, Including ethnic communities, are unaware of benefits from the $787 Billion stimulus package.

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Free the Hikers!

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

VIGIL-LA@freethehikers.org

Appealing for the quick release of Josh Fattal, Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd who are being unfairly held in Iran.

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