Members of theBLOX TV team (l-r) Richard ‘HQ’ Washington, Gillian Todd, Marco Shalma, Christen Quinones, Brigid Owino, Isaac Rouse, Tyler ‘PSwitch’ Dow. (Image courtesy of BLOX TV via Bronx Times)

Celebrating the Bronx Via an Online Platform

Bronx, Culture, Media March 22, 2017 at 1:42 pm

A new online platform, theBLOX TV, is offering Bronxites original content about their borough, reports Bronx 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

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

Boro Park (Photo by Robert S, Creative Commons license)

Grocery Stores and Newspapers at Odds in Boro Park

Brooklyn, Jewish, Media January 25, 2017 at 5:19 pm

A dispute between grocery stores and Orthodox Jewish publications in Boro Park has publishers turning to alternative means of distribution in a community where newspapers are flourishing. The Forward takes a look at the conflict.

Stringer on City Contracts with Asian Americans and More

Stringer on City Contracts with Asian Americans and More

Business, East Asian, Immigration, Media, New York, Politics January 24, 2017 at 12:52 pm

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer spoke about city contracting with Asian-American businesses and other topics at the office of Korea Daily in Long Island City.

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.

Chika Onyeani: A Tribute

Chika Onyeani: A Tribute

African, Black, Media January 9, 2017 at 1:51 pm

A piece that appeared in Black Star News and Our Time Press remembers African Sun Times publisher Dr. Chika Onyeani and his many contributions to the African diaspora.

A Borough-Wide Take on Brooklyn

A Borough-Wide Take on Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Media January 4, 2017 at 1:42 pm

Ditmas Park Corner, Sheepshead Bites and other Brooklyn sites have been merged under

(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.

The Ethnic Vote for Trump Explained

The Ethnic Vote for Trump Explained

Communities, Elections 2016, Media, Video December 1, 2016 at 5:26 pm

CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” looks at why some in the Latino, South Asian and other communities voted for Donald Trump.