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.

‘Kony 2012’ Met With Condemnation and Indifference

‘Kony 2012’ Met With Condemnation and Indifference

African, Media March 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm

When Black Star News, a small New York-based investigative site with an African perspective and a focus on Uganda, ran an editorial critical of the viral video “Kony 2012,” the website received more hits than it had ever experienced — and nearly crashed the server.

Deborah Feldman has been accused of spinning events in her bestselling memoir. (The Jewish Week)

Author Accused of Distorting Facts in Tell-All Memoir About Hasidic Sect

Media, Middle Eastern March 15, 2012 at 6:01 pm

The author of a tell-all memoir about leaving a Hasidic sect has been accused by a Jewish publication of making up details in her bestseller.

Three of the four panelists at Baruch's discussion of portrayals of Muslims in the media were journalists.(Photo by Jaina Teeluck)

Journalists Debate Media ‘Demonization’ of Muslims

Featured Posts, Media, Middle Eastern March 9, 2012 at 2:50 pm

While one panelist at Thursday’s Baruch College discussion of Muslims in the media called the portrayal of Muslims a “demonization,” others argued that the problem goes both ways — that the Muslim community’s suspicion of the media and “bunker mentality” has led it to a demonize journalists, and to avoid them rather than engage with them.

African immigrants met with the Manhattan District Attorney and 40 other organizations and agencies in Harlem. (Photo by Arao Ameny)

Voices in Focus: Thieves Target Guyanese in Queens

Crime, Media March 7, 2012 at 11:09 am

The growing African immigrant population gets face time with the Manhattan District Attorney; police warn of burglars targeting Guyanese for their gold; squatters evicted in Richmond Hill; a plan to sweep the fake ID sellers of Jackson Heights; and a new Polish news show for New Yorkers.

Breaking Bread: David Greaves, Editor of Our Time Press

Breaking Bread: David Greaves, Editor of Our Time Press

African American, Brooklyn, Media February 28, 2012 at 5:23 pm

We begin our “Breaking Bread” lunch interview series with David Greaves, the co-editor of Our Time Press, a Brooklyn-based African-American newspaper that he started 16 years ago.

Stefan Komar led a demonstration against the use of the term "Polish Concentration Camps" outside News Corporation last year.

Voices in Focus: Fake Signatures Sink Petition to Extend Little Italy Fest

Crime, Culture, Health, Media, Opinion February 27, 2012 at 11:18 am

An update on the controversial request to extend Little Italy’s San Gennaro festival; the latest on the trails of soldiers accused of tormenting Pvt. Danny Chen; an Associated Press clarification fails to appease critics; and a plea to black mothers.