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Carolina Guerrero, one of the project founders, interviews the composer Guillermo Galinda.

Spanish Radio Program Showcases Untold Stories of Latino Life

Latino, Media August 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm

In the long-form narrative format familiar to listeners of NPR’s “This American Life,” the Spanish-language radio program Radio Ambulante seeks to tell the untold stories of the Latino diaspora. The new monthly show is the brainchild of Carolina Guerrero and her husband, the novelist Daniel Alarcón.

Ana Maria Caraballo, program director at La Fiesta 98.5FM. (Credit: María del Mar Piedrabuena)

Long Island Radio Station Unites Growing Latino Population

Latino, Media, Video August 10, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Radio station La Fiesta provides a medium for Long Island’s growing Latino population to hear familiar music and engage in discussions, reports Long Island Wins. For program director Ana María Caraballo, Latinos are a “melting pot” of distinct nationalities with shared experiences.

Pirate Radio Transforming — Going Online

Pirate Radio Transforming — Going Online

Brooklyn, Media August 9, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Pirate radio has filled pockets of airwaves in New York for a long time. Over the years, these unlicensed, illegal radio stations have maintained their presence as a movement. But the times they are a-changin’ and the pirate radio movement is going online, reports The Brooklyn Ink.

(Photo from Nowy Dziennik)

Increased TV Programming Planned for Poles and Irish

Eastern European, Media, Western European July 26, 2012 at 12:23 pm

The Polish publication Nowy Dziennik will soon expand their weekly TV program to a daily broadcast. And the Irish channel Ireland Today hopes to launch in the spring. Both say they will offer viewers news reports and cultural offerings from both sides of the Atlantic.

Angelo Falcón is President of the National Institute for Latino Policy. (Photo via NiLP)

After Almost a Century, El Diario’s Days May be Numbered

Media, Opinion July 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm

El Diario La Prensa’s recent change in ownership has raised fears that the almost century-old Spanish-language daily’s future is uncertain, wrote Angelo Falcón, president of the National Institute for Latino Policy, in a column that was widely re-posted over the last week.

Ewa Strzałkowska (Photo via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Radio Station Goes Silent, Seeks New Home

Business, Media July 5, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Polskie Radio USA went silent after just half a year on-air, due to rising operation costs. But the creator of the Polish-language radio station, Ewa Strzalkowska, hopes to make a return to the airwaves, Nowy Dziennik reported.

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.