Thursday, November 27, 2008

New England Honors Ethnic Media

Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Hindu temple raises $10,000 for tsunami relief but donations never reach the victims.
Undocumented carpenters build houses as federal agents with ICE break up their families.
A police officer fatally shoots a young Brazilian immigrant.

These are a few of the award-winning stories celebrated Nov. 20 at the first New England-wide competition celebrating excellent journalism in languages other than English. The awards – called the NEENAs (New England Ethnic Newswire Awards) – were given at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The competition attracted more than 120 entries from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

To see a piece on the awards on the New America Media Web site, as well as links to the winning publications, click here:

To view the New England Ethnic Newswire, run by Frank Herron of UMB’s Center on Media and Society, click here:

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