A Conversation on Ethnic Media and NYC

A Conversation on Ethnic Media and NYC

Government, Media, New York, Video February 9, 2016 at 6:37 pm

Isseu Diouf Campbell, the founder of, and Gustavo Martinez Contreras, a former reporter for El Diario, discuss concerns of the community and ethnic media outlets, in a segment from BRIC TV.

City Limits: 40 Years of Covering New York

City Limits: 40 Years of Covering New York

Bronx, Economy, Media, New York February 3, 2016 at 4:27 pm

City Limits, whose early motto was “we cover the other New York,” celebrates 40 years of reporting on topics from homeless shelters to “green” jobs.

Council members Ydanis Rodriguez, Carlos Menchaca and Antonio Reynoso at the   Jan. 27 hearing on ethnic media (Photo by Gustavo Martínez Contreras for Voices of NY)

El Diario’s Woes Shine Light on Ethnic Media

Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, Media, New York, Voices' Picks January 28, 2016 at 1:35 pm

El Diario’s woes prompted a hearing on ethnic media at the Committee on Immigration of the New York City Council, and the city said it would do more to reach out to the media sector and place advertising in ethnic media outlets.

(Photo by Gustavo Martínez Contreras)

El Diario: A Dying Newspaper Writes Its Final Pages

Featured Posts, Latino, Media, New York, Voices' Picks January 25, 2016 at 10:21 pm

Some are concerned that El Diario, now manned by a skeleton crew and forced to work with dwindling resources, has lost the influence it once wielded as the city’s largest and oldest Spanish-language newspaper.

Arthur Pais (Photo via News India Times)

Remembering ‘Mr. India in New York’

Media, Metro Area, South Asian January 21, 2016 at 5:07 pm

News India Times and The American Bazaar remember Arthur J. Pais, a veteran Indian-American journalist who dedicated more than 30 years of his life reporting on the Indian diaspora and many other topics.

Meeting Over Blacks in Media

Meeting Over Blacks in Media

African American, Media, New York January 15, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Concerns are growing about the shrinking number of African Americans represented in the national media, and a meeting was scheduled for Jan. 15 to discuss the matter, the Amsterdam News reports.

Nowy Dziennik Goes Weekly

Nowy Dziennik Goes Weekly

Eastern European, Media, Metro Area January 14, 2016 at 1:06 pm

The Polish newspaper Nowy Dziennik is changing from a daily to a weekly to better serve its readership with news about the local Polish community, while news and video offerings on the website will continue.

40th Rd. and Main Street, Flushing (Photo by Chun Yip So, Creative  Commons license)

Advancing Opportunity for Immigrants: Conference Dec. 13-15

Brooklyn, East Asian, Immigration, Latino, Media, New York December 9, 2015 at 4:01 pm

The National Partnership for New Americans and the New York Immigration Coalition are co-hosting the 8th annual Immigration Integration Conference in NY Dec. 13-15. A media panel is being co-sponsored by the NYIC and the Center for Community and Ethnic Media.

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.