Posts Tagged ‘Ethnic Journalism’

2013 Ippies for Excellence in Ethnic, Community Journalism in NYC Area

Friday, March 29th, 2013

The Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism held the 11th awards ceremony last night, March 28.

Ippies Audience

In a glittering ceremony, the newly-minted Center for Community and Ethnic Media tonight honored members of the independent ethnic and community media. This was the 11th annual presentation of the IPPIES Awards and the second hosted by CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Several stories are in the works.

 

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

Covering Elections in 2010: A Training Workshop for Ethnic and Community Media Journalists

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

At the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, today, beginning at 10 a.m. Co-sponsored by New York Community Media Alliance:

With the economy and politics in turmoil, what are the election trends? Who do we watch, why and how do we get the story? Please join a panel of experts who can help shed light on how state and city governments work; who holds the purse strings; how to measure what’s happening on the ground; what all this could mean to your community.

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.

More Than 200 Ethnic Myriad Media Outlets Publish Editorial Supporting Immigration Reform

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO – More than 200 ethnic media outlets across the United States are publishing editorials this week urging the White House and Congress to quickly enact “a just and humane” immigration reform package. More are expected to publish the editorial over this week and next.

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Ethnic Media Expand Audience by 8 Million Adults in Four Years; Outlets Now Reach 57 Million Blacks, Latinos And Asians

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Definitely must reading, the report below. Also, the New American Media news site should be checked out as religiously as the savant check out the New York Times.

From New America Media

ATLANTA – Over the last four years, the ethnic media have picked up 8 million new readers, viewers and listeners, and now regularly reach 57 million people in the United States, according to a poll released today by New America Media (NAM). The increase comes as mainstream media, especially metropolitan daily newspapers, struggle to keep their audiences.

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New America Media Expo, Atlanta, Begins Today

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

New America Media Ethnic Media Expo & Awards, Atlanta, June 4-5, 2009

WORD writer Eunji Jang  is in Atlanta. The WORD editor ain’t there cause of a bicycle accident. If Jang isn’t overwhelmed by a lot of work – she’s working on project drawing on her fluency in Korean plus manning a table with pamphlets about Hunter as well as pursuing her own projects – she might deliver some updates or news about the expo.