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First Person: Sandy Close

KQED, interview, Michael Krasny, Mar 07, 2011

Comcast-NBC Merger -- Bad for Latinos?

National Institute for Latino Policy, Commentary, Joseph Torres, Apr 21, 2010

Comcast and NBC Universal are trying to convince the nation's leading Latino civil rights groups that their proposed merger would benefit the Latino community. But according to the commentator, consolidation erodes opportunities for Latinos in the media.

The Dangerous Business of Blogging

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Apr 21, 2010

Stephen Franklin is the ethnic news director for the Community Media Workshop in Chicago. He's also a long time journalist who has spent a long time in the Middle East. He talks about the dangers faced by Arab bloggers.


US-Sponsored Arab TV Station Spotlights Women Others Ignore

New America Media, News Report, Jalal Ghazi, Apr 15, 2010

Single mothers or rape victims rarely show up on Arab television. One program gives women challenging these taboos a weekly slot. The irony is it is a station funded by the U.S. Congress.

Colorado's H1N1 Tracking Omits Race Data

New America Media, News Report, Video, Elena Shore // Video: Cliff Parker and Paul Billingsley, Mar 31, 2010

Sixty-nine people in Colorado have died of H1N1, the “swine flu” virus, but health department officials don’t know how many of the victims were black or Latino.

Hispanic Media Dispel H1N1 Myths in Texas Border Towns

New America Media, News Report / Video, Elena Shore / Video by Josue Rojas, Mar 29, 2010

South Texans were confused by the seemingly contradictory messages about H1N1 coming from the Mexican and U.S. governments. As Mexico closed schools and instituted curfews, U.S. authorities appeared to be doing almost nothing -- leading some to believe that the virus was active only on one side of the border.

African Media Must Protect World Cup

Mshale, Mar 17, 2010

The FIFA World Cup in South Africa has been at the receiving end of hostile publicity from the Western media, but the media in Africa can dilute such negatives by jealously guarding the tournament through objective reporting.

Not-So-Rosy Outlook for Hispanic Magazines

Media Life Magazine, Interview, Diego Vasquez, Mar 05, 2010

Hispanic magazines, which outpaced general market magazines in revenue gains for six years, took a steep dive in 2009. What was behind the ad revenue tumble and when are Hispanic titles expected to recover?

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