Left to right: Sarah Bartlett, Dean of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Julie Menin, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, Karen Pennar and Jehangir Khattak, Co-directors of the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the J-School. (Photo by Marco Poggio/CUNY Graduate School of Journalism)

CUNY J-School Awarded $1M to Train Community and Ethnic Journalists

Education, Media, New York June 27, 2016 at 5:39 pm

Community and ethnic media outlets will receive new training in digital journalism thanks to a grant awarded to the CUNY Journalism School by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

Ethnic media participants at a recent panel called by the Asian American Business Development Center (Photo via The Korea Times)

Discussing Cooperation between Ethnic Media Outlets

Media, New York June 22, 2016 at 5:19 pm

Representatives of different media outlets recently met to discuss cooperation, reports The Korea Times.

Honoring Winners at the 14th Annual Ippies Awards

Honoring Winners at the 14th Annual Ippies Awards

Featured Posts, Media, New York, Voices' Picks June 3, 2016 at 5:34 pm

City Comptroller Scott Stringer addressed a lively crowd at the 14th annual Ippies Awards, given by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism to honor the best work of the community and ethnic press in the metropolitan area.

An ad in Korean for social media. (Courtesy of MOIA)

Getting DACA Recipients Health Care Coverage

The city has launched a new ad campaign aimed at immigrants who may be eligible for DACA, noting that they might also qualify, based on income, for Medicaid.

Participants at the panel on how NYC government agencies and department advertised in community and ethnic media. From left to right: Richard L. Stein, publisher emeritus of The Riverdale Press, Bitta Mostofi, asssistant commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, John LaDuca, director of marketing and digital media at the Department of Education, PLauren Rivera, director of marketing at the Department of Health and mental Hygiene and Debra Halpin, assistant commisioner for creative services at the department of Consumer Affairs, ;meaning over to speak with audience member Gail Smith, Publisher of Impacto Latin News (Photo by Yeo Ram Choi for Voices of NY)

Meeting Business Challenges for Community and Ethnic Media

Featured Posts, Media, New York, Voices' Picks April 28, 2016 at 7:35 pm

Community and ethnic media attended a conference on advertising in the digital age on April 28, organized by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Picking up the El Diario volumes at the newspaper’s headquarters in Brooklyn (Photo by Rafael Cores via El Diario)

El Diario Donates 103 Years of History to Columbia University

History, Latino, Manhattan, Media April 28, 2016 at 1:45 pm

ImpreMedia, parent company to El Diario/La Prensa, has donated the oldest Spanish newspaper in the U.S.’s private archive to Columbia University, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Devastation in Sindhupalchowk, the region of Nepal most heavily damaged by the earthquake (Photo courtesy of Anuz Thapa)

Reflections on the Anniversary of Nepal’s Earthquake

Featured Posts, Media, New York, South Asian, Voices' Picks April 22, 2016 at 5:51 pm

A Nepalese journalist now living in the U.S. reflects on the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Nepal.

Do not miss our show! José Martínez (left,) reporter at Noticia, and Carlos Reyes (right,) community activist. (Photo via Noticia)

Coffee with José – A Show with News on LI Latinos

Latino, Long Island, Media April 8, 2016 at 1:23 pm

A new show will feature video interviews with Latinos on Noticia, the Long Island Spanish-language news site.

(L-R) Amb. Vasilios Philippou, Litsa Diamataris, Vanessa Diamataris, Amb. Catherine Boura, Archbishop Demetrios, Eraklis Diamataris, Publisher-Editor Antonis H. Diamataris, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Councilman Costas Constantinides (Photo via The National Herald)

Naming an Astoria Street ‘National Herald Way’

History, Media, Queens, Western European April 7, 2016 at 3:52 pm

A block in Astoria, Queens, has been named National Herald Way in a tribute to the century-old Greek-American publication, report LIC/Astoria Journal and The National Herald.

(Photo by Héctor Calderón via Diario de México)

Mexican Jokes at Spanish-Language Radio Show Stir Outrage

Media, Mexican, New York March 25, 2016 at 2:47 pm

New York Mexican groups staged a protest in front of a popular Spanish-language radio station because of jokes they deemed insulting towards Mexicans, Diario de México reports.

Sitki Ozcan, U.S. bureau chief of Zaman (Photo by Orhan Akkurt for Voices of NY)

Turks in NYC: Worry over Turkey’s Future

In Turkey, the government is silencing its critics amid political ferment, a bombing and the refugee crisis. Turks in NYC worry about the future of civil liberties at home.

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.