While the newspaper and auto industries are rapidly declining in Michigan, the ethnic media in the state continue to blossom, according to Poynter columnist and journalism professor Joe Grimm. He writes about the growth in a recent column describing an MF-funded ethnic media conference at WayneStateUniversity (http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=58&aid=154274).
WayneState's Hayg Oshagan helped assemble a directory of nearly 140 ethnic media outlets from Albanian to Ukrainian in Michigan that was released at the conference. More than ___ ethnic media members and partners attended, including MF's own Mark Hallett and Sandy Close of New America Media (the inspiration for WayneState's work). You can access the directory and work by Michigan ethnic media at: www.NewMichiganMedia.com.