Voices in Focus: A Vote of Confidence in the Ethnic Press

Media June 29, 2012 at 11:28 am

This morning we have news from two of our fellow New York news organizations that focus on covering immigrant communities: Long Island Wins has an opening for a community organizer, and Feet in 2 Worlds founder John Rudolph was interviewed recently about his organization’s origins and goals.

An image of the Daily News' erroneous promotion for the Puerto Rican Day Parade. (Via El Diario)

Voices in Focus: Puerto Rican Day Parade’s Songs and Snafus

Culture, Latino, Media, Puerto Rican June 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm

With the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, El Diario has guides to the parade route and songs to sing along the way, as well as a sobering assessment of the state of Puerto Rican youth in the city. El Diario also took a moment to crow over a Daily News snafu.

On This Week’s Feet in 2 Worlds Podcast: Us!

On This Week’s Feet in 2 Worlds Podcast: Us!

Media May 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Our friends at Feet in 2 Worlds were kind enough to invite our editor, Indrani Sen, onto their podcast to explain our mission here at Voices of NY, and the site’s evolution in the time that it has lived at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.

Angy interviews her mom about being undocumented. (Photo via Colorlines)

The Other Faces of Mother’s Day

Culture, Featured Posts, Media May 11, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Mother’s Day doesn’t just mean Hallmark cards, breakfast in bed and gifts. Some of New York’s ethnic and local media shine the spotlight on the mothers not usually found in mainstream coverage.

President’s Same-Sex Marriage Stance Wins Accolades in Ethnic, Local Press

President’s Same-Sex Marriage Stance Wins Accolades in Ethnic, Local Press

LGBTQ, Media May 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm

President Barack Obama’s revelation that he “personally” supports same-sex marriage — in a taped interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts — has sparked a range of reactions from the ethnic press and New York City’s community media. Many took the opportunity to debunk assumptions about their community’s stance on same-sex marriage.

Via Amsterdam News

With End of Kiss FM, an Outlet for Black Voices Silenced

African American, Media May 7, 2012 at 5:23 pm

When 98.7 Kiss FM went silent on April 29 after three decades on the air, the moment marked the demise of one of only two major radio stations that cater to the black community in New York, reported the Amsterdam News.

The new Spanish-language nespaper INDIGNación dedicated an issue to the May Day Occupy Wall Street protests. (Photo by Jenny Marc via GlobalPost)

Media in Focus: A Blog Ends, Another Expands, and a Newspaper is Born

Media, Politics, Video May 7, 2012 at 4:52 pm

As the South-Asian blog Sepia Mutiny takes a bow, a new Spanish-language newspaper with roots in the Occupy Wall Street movement launches and the local news blog DNAinfo expands into all five boroughs.

Voices in Focus: MTV to Cast African New Yorkers for African Interview Show

Economy, Media, Video April 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm

MTV Base MEETS, an interview show that runs on African MTV networks, seeks young Africans living in NYC; an ethnic newspaper editor argues against handing out newspapers for free; the library system tackles unemployment; and some more coverage of the Ippies awards.

The program for Gil Noble's funeral. (via the Amsterdam News)

Remembering Gil Noble as a ‘Media Warrior’

African American, Media April 24, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Several publications ran moving tributes to Gil Noble, after the pioneering New York City television personality — who hosted the long-running black public affairs program “Like it Is” — passed away earlier this month.

2012 Ippies Awards: Media Round-up

2012 Ippies Awards: Media Round-up

Media April 19, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Here’s a rundown of coverage from the community and ethnic press of last Thursday’s Ippies Awards, held at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.

Voices in Focus: U.S. Apologizes for Shah Rukh Khan Detention

Immigration, Media April 16, 2012 at 10:07 am

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan detained again at an NYC-area airport; Chinatown business owners win a victory; the Epoch Times lays off 15 in Canada; a series of weekly protests for unarmed teen shot by police.

Guests at the 2012 Ippies Awards gala included the investigative reporter and journalism professor Tom Robbins. (Photo by Thomas Chan)

Congratulations to the 2012 Ippies Award Winners!

Media April 13, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Here at Voices of NY, we’re still happily recapping yesterday evening’s Ippies Awards gala, where the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism handed out awards for outstanding journalism in 2011 from the city’s community and ethnic media, as well as $9,000 in prizes.

Judith Ruano (Photo by Patrick Wall/DNAinfo)

Voices in Focus: An International Scoop For a Local Publication

Business, Education, Media April 11, 2012 at 11:52 am

Black Star News follows up with “Kony 2012” scoop; street vendor turned restaurant owner finds new set of challenges; Scott Stringer appoints 40 new community board members under 40; officials demand investigation into alleged hiring discrimination at Brooklyn College against female Jewish academics.

A group of professors and students seek justice in the cases of Trayvon Martin and Hispanic John Collado, dead at the hands of a police officer in 2011. (Photo by José A. Rivera/EDLP)

Latinos Far From Silent on Trayvon Martin

Crime, Featured Posts, Media April 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Professors and students of Hostos Community College in the Bronx held a press conference on April 5 to dispel the impression that Latinos have remained silent on the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the African American teenager who was gunned down in Florida by a Latino neighborhood watch volunteer.

Souleymane Diallo (Photo by Abulai Bah/WNYC)

West Africans Own the Air With Phone-in Radio Shows

African, Media April 6, 2012 at 4:37 pm

A Feet in 2 Worlds podcast offers a glimpse into the world of West African radio hosts who use free conference call services to broadcast their shows.