Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ethnic Media on the Trail

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A group of ethnic media journalists are covering the Democratic National Convention thanks to the assistance of New America Media (NAM), a McCormick grantee.

NAM organized the network, arranged credentials for the reporters and funded travel costs for the 14-member network. NAM, headed by media guru Sandy Close, is the nation's largest nonprofit dedicated to broadening opportujities for ethnic news organizations. Although the ethic media is said to reach an audience of more than 50 million, typically few ethnic journalists have had the ways and means to attend national political conventions.
The 14 reporters covering the Dems in Denver are:
  • Eduardo de Oliveira, New England Ethnic News (Boston, Mass.)
  • Randy Stelly, The Real Views (Baton Rouge, La.)
  • Erline Andrews, Caribbean Life (New York City, N.Y.)
  • Judith Martinez, Atlanta Latino (Atlanta, Ga.)
  • Cindy Yurth, The Navajo Times (Navajo, Ariz.)
  • Gregg Morris, The Word (Hunter College, N.Y.)
  • Jacqueline Fernandez, The Word (Hunter College, N.Y.)
  • Kisha Allison, The Word (Hunter College, N.Y.)
  • Jonathan Mena, The Word (Hunter College, N.Y.)
  • Kaiping Liu, The World Journal (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • Zuag Kimberly Chang, Hmong Today (Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • Ashahed Muhammad, The Final Call (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Roberto Lovato, New America Media (New York City, N. Y.)
  • Anthony Advincula, New America Media (New York City, N.Y.)
They're joined by their credentialed ethnic media counterparts organized by the NY Community Media Alliance, another MF grantee in the sector.

NAM also received credentials for two of its 10 applicants for the Republican convention next week. Their work will be available online as well.

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