New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Queens) (Photo by Jinwoo Cho via The  Korea Times)

Ron Kim Disputes Charges

East Asian, Immigration, Media, Queens November 10, 2015 at 9:23 pm

In an interview with The Korea Times, New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim fought back against a New York Times article which said that support from the Korean nail salon industry has induced him to gradually withdraw his support for state legislation regulating the nail salon business.

A walls of covers of The Indypendent (Photo via The Indypendent)

The Indypendent at 15

Media, New York October 21, 2015 at 2:37 pm

The Indypendent, which bills itself as “a free paper for free people,” marks 15 years of publication.

The August issue of "Riverdale Record." (Photo via Gotham Gazette)

A New ‘Paper’ in Riverdale?

Bronx, Media, Politics September 10, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Bronx politicans and media react to state Sen. Jeff Klein’s new publication, “Riverdale Record,” in a story in Gotham Gazette.

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, keynote speaker at the 2015 Ippies Awards, accepts a photograph from CUNY J-School Dean Sarah Bartlett. The photo was taken by CUNY J-School alumnus Scott Klocksin (2014) of the 2014 explosion that levelled two apartment buildings in East Harlem. The buildings were in Speaker Mark-Viverito's district, and she had commented on the photo during a previous visit to the school. (Photo by Skyler Reid)

Community and Ethnic Press Honored at the Ippies

Featured Posts, Media, New York, Voices' Picks June 12, 2015 at 4:27 pm

More than 100 guests gathered at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism for the 13th Annual Ippies Awards, recognizing excellence in reporting among the community and ethnic press.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Spanish Host Celebrates 10 Years Of ‘Pura Política’

Media, New York, Queens June 4, 2015 at 6:16 pm

Influential NY1 Noticias host, Juan Manuel Benítez, celebrates 10 years of the channel’s flagship show “Pura Política,” El Diario reports.

This image of Port Morris, Bronx is from a collection featured (Photo via, shot in Port Morris by Ed Santana.)

Reinventing the Bronx Through Stories and Art

Bronx, Caribbean, Culture, Media June 3, 2015 at 5:35 pm

A Jamaican-American photographer from the Bronx hopes to reinvent the world’s view of his borough through stories, photographs and audio on a new site,, reports Caribbean Life.

(Photo via World Journal)

Owner of Nail Salon in NYT Story Tells His Side

Business, Labor, Media, New York May 28, 2015 at 6:40 pm

The now former owner of a nail salon mentioned in the New York Times piece on the industry tells World Journal that the story misrepresents salon practices due to miscommunication and an over-reliance on the testimony of workers, who in actuality hold the bargaining power.

The interior of an Iris Nail shop on Madison Ave. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Specific Steps Urged to Delay Crackdown on Nail Salons

Business, East Asian, Media, New York May 19, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Politicians in the Korean community met with industry representatives to discuss ways to avoid a crackdown by state authorities on the salons, Korea Daily reports.

After Freddie Gray’s Death: A Message for Mainstream Media

After Freddie Gray’s Death: A Message for Mainstream Media

African American, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Media, Police, Video April 30, 2015 at 8:16 pm

People at Union Square talked about language, and commented on the damage and power of words used in the mainstream media.

Co-Directors of CCEM Named

Co-Directors of CCEM Named

Media April 27, 2015 at 11:14 am

Karen Pennar and Jehangir Khattak have been named co-directors of the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

IDNYC (Photo via El Diario)

‘Getting the Municipal ID Was That Easy’

Government, Media, New York March 26, 2015 at 4:42 pm

If back in January it was virtually impossible to apply for the new municipal ID in New York, an El Diario reporter shows that the process has been expedited.

Can Community Press Fill the Void Left by the Daily News?

Can Community Press Fill the Void Left by the Daily News?

Asian, Culture, Media, Muslim March 16, 2015 at 5:58 pm

CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” looks at whether ethnic and community publications can fill the “news hole” left by the Daily News’ shut down of its outer borough bureaus. Also in the episode, what the addition of two Muslim holidays to the public school calendar means for the community, and a K-pop dance studio with a diverse audience.

A Conversation on Investigating Attica

A Conversation on Investigating Attica

Crime, Criminal Justice, Media, New York March 6, 2015 at 3:38 pm

Investigative reporter Tom Robbins stops by CUNY TV’s “Eldridge & Co.” to talk about the interviews, observations and research that went into his story – which recently appeared on the front page of The New York Times – on the unprecedented charges brought against Attica Prison guards for the “brutal beating” of an inmate.

Eddie Huang’s creative spirit also created a Jeremy Lin bao during the peak of Linsanity. (Photo via World Journal)

‘Fresh Off the Boat’ and into BaoHaus

East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Media February 13, 2015 at 8:07 pm

Taiwanese eatery BaoHaus on East 14th St. is seeing an uptick in business thanks to the success of ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat,” which is based on the memoirs of BaoHaus owner Eddie Huang, reports World Journal.

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (right) speaks with members of the community and ethnic media at City Hall, Dec. 11, 2014.

Opinion: Ethnic Media Asks ‘Where Is Our Fair Share?’

Media, Opinion January 12, 2015 at 5:54 pm

New York’s ethnic media has garnered newfound respect in recent years, and now it should get its “fair share” of advertising, Sing Tao Daily’s Lotus Chau writes in an opinion piece.