NAM, Pacific News Service, to Close

New America Media, which for 20 years partnered with ethnic and non-mainstream media from its base in San Francisco, announced on Nov. 1 that NAM and its parent, Pacific News Service, will cease operations the end of this month.

Among its activities, NAM organized awards and expos to bring the sector greater visibility, held press briefings with experts and elected officials, and coordinated fellowship programs and professional training workshops.

NAM’s executive director, Sandy Close, who was a pioneer in reaching out to diverse media, stated: “We’ve always aspired to do more than our resources allowed. We grew too fast, and were reluctant to cut off programs after their funding expired. We reached a point where we were not sustainable, as currently constituted.”

For more on NAM’s founding and history, go to the full press release on NAM’s website.

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