Posts Tagged ‘New America Media’

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?

From New American Media: Inside Black-Asian Violence – It’s Not About Race

Friday, May 7th, 2010

By Amanze Emenike
Via New America Media
YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary Posted: Apr 21, 2010

[NAM Editor’s Note: Recent attacks on Asian Americans by Black teenagers in San Francisco have led some to speculate that ethnic tensions in the city are on the rise. But one young black man who was taught by his peers to rob Asians and Latinos in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood says it’s not really about race. Amanze Emenike, 22, is a content producer for YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia]

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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.

The WORD & New America Media

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

The WORD is participating in NAM’s content exchange project and has signed up to join the ethnic media association.

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.

Americans Largely Unaware of Stimulus Opportunities – Report by New America Media

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Blogging As Stimulus Poll Teleconference Press Conference Proceeds:

Americans’ opinions about the federal government’s $787 billion stimulus package and its impact on the mired economy vary sharply among racial and ethnic groups, according to a survey released today, with ethnic Americans more likely than whites to say it is a “good thing.”

The survey, called “Gauging the Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,” found that 67 percent of Latinos and Native Americans, 62 percent of Asian Americans, and 84 percent of African Americans think the stimulus is good for their families or communities. By comparison, just 45 percent of white Americans see it positively. Overall, 54 percent of all Americans think the stimulus effort is positive.

The survey, which was commissioned by New America Media, painted a portrait of Americans in economic hardship. Sixty percent of Latinos are worried about housing costs, 50 percent of Native Americans are concerned about food, clothing and medicine costs and more than 30 percent of blacks worried about losing their jobs.

Read the full story here.