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Mayor Bill de Blasio holding aloft the executive order he signed on May 22 mandating that at least  50 percent of ad spending by all NYC agencies be allocated to community and ethnic media. To his immediate right is Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner for Immigrant Affairs, and to her right is Lisette Camilo, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (Photo by Jehangir Khattak for Voices of NY)

‘At Least’ Half of City Ad $ to Go to Community and Ethnic Media

Featured Posts, Immigration, Media, Politics May 22, 2019 at 5:10 pm

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order on May 22 mandating that more than 50% of spending by all city agencies on advertising go toward print and digital publication in the community and ethnic media.

(Campaign ad for Farah Louis via Flatbush Jewish Journal)

Reacting to a Council Race Ad in a Brooklyn Jewish Paper

Brooklyn, Jewish, Media, Politics May 7, 2019 at 4:13 pm

In the race for the 45th City Council District seat, a campaign ad for candidate Farah Louis in the Flatbush Jewish Journal has “exposed a raw nerve,” writes Kings County Politics.

Members of the Yemeni American Merchants Association and others speak outside the New Corporation offices in New York. They are calling for a boycott of the New York Post. (Photo by Alice Chambers via NYCity Lens)

Yemeni Bodega Owners Boycott the New York Post

Business, Media, Middle Eastern, New York April 15, 2019 at 5:29 pm

Several hundred members of the Yemeni American Merchants Association have stopped selling the New York Post, reports NY City Lens.

Bay Ridgite Jerome Walford wrote and drew the comic “Nowhere Man,” and edited an anthology of work by immigrant comics creators, titled “Gwan.” (Photo by Kevin Duggan via Brooklyn Paper)

On Representation and the Black Comix Expo

Black, Brooklyn, Media February 8, 2019 at 3:48 pm

Brooklyn Paper speaks to Jerome Walford and BRIC TV interviews Ashley Baccus-Clark, both of whom discuss representation ahead of this weekend’s Black Comix Expo.

Changes at The Forward

Changes at The Forward

Jewish, Media January 17, 2019 at 5:02 pm

The Forward will go all-digital as of the spring, its publisher said. Meanwhile, layoffs were announced at the legendary publication.

Nilda and her son Keyden. (Form the website https://www.whiletheywait.org)

Helping Immigrants, ‘While They Wait’

Immigration, Media January 8, 2019 at 4:12 pm

Remezcla writes about a new campaign to help immigrants waiting for their cases to be heard in immigration court, and the music video that accompanied the launch of the campaign.

Underground Radio Stations Make Caribbean Voices Heard

Underground Radio Stations Make Caribbean Voices Heard

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Media, Video December 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm

Learn about the history and appeal of underground Caribbean radio stations in Brooklyn in this BRIC TV video.

Stacks of the first print edition of Bklyner. (Photo via Bklyner)

Bklyner – the Print Edition

Brooklyn, Media November 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm

The online site Bklyner comes out with its first print edition.

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On the City Seizing Black-Owned Properties

Black, Brooklyn, Housing, Latino, Media, Video October 22, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Kings County Politics editor Stephen Witt speaks to BRIC TV about his publication’s series on the city taking property from Black and Latino owners in Brooklyn.

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Media October 14, 2018 at 3:29 pm

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From left, Josh Schneps and Vicki Schneps-Yunis of Schneps Communications and Community News Group owners Les and Jennifer Goodstein announced on Sept. 7 that Schneps Communications bought CNG and its publications. (Photo by Jeff Yapalater via Schneps Communications/Brooklyn Paper)

Schneps Buys Community News Group

Media, New York September 14, 2018 at 12:26 pm

With the acquisition of Community News Group and NYC Community Media by Schneps Communications, the newly formed Schneps Community News Group will own dozens of local community and ethnic media outlets and be among the largest local media companies in New York.

Laura Curran and her team during a meeting with members of the Hispanic press on Long Island, held on Thursday, September 6, in Mineola. (Photo from NCPO via Noticia Long Island)

Nassau Executive Laura Curran Seeks to Regain Hispanics’ Trust

Government, Latino, Long Island, Media September 11, 2018 at 5:08 pm

The first female Nassau County executive vowed to improve relations with the Long Island immigrant community in a meeting with the Hispanic press, Noticia Long Island reports.

Stephen Witt (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Matching Funds for Local Media?

Media, New York, Politics September 6, 2018 at 4:11 pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio rejected the idea that a portion of campaign matching funds might be directed toward supporting local media, reports Kings County Politics.

Salvadoran journalist Romeo Molina, pictured with his mother María Concepción Molina. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Salvadoran Journalist Claims He Was Deported in Spite of Valid Visa

Central American, Media, New York July 10, 2018 at 5:21 pm

A Salvadoran journalist and poet has been deported after being held for nearly 20 days by ICE even though he said he entered JFK Airport with a valid visa, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Journalist Ramal Huseynov left Azerbaijan after the government shut down his television show and he came to Southern Brooklyn, where he opened a Turkish restaurant, Istanblue Kings, on Kings Highway. (Photo by Adam Lucente via Brooklyn Daily)

An Azerbaijani Journalist Turned Restaurateur in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European, Media June 27, 2018 at 5:01 pm

Brooklyn Daily profiles Ramal Huseynov, a former talk show host in Azerbaijan who now runs Istanblue Kings, a Turkish restaurant in Gravesend.