Election 2008

Original NAM and ethnic media coverage of the 2008 Presidential Election.
For NAM's coverage of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, go to the 2008 DNC Coverage page ».

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Re-imagining the Self, Re-imagining America

America.gov, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Apr 18, 2009

Every generation needs to redefine and articulate what its American identity means.

Bring Our Stories To the Oval Office

New America Media, Video, Reporter & Producer: Odette Keeley / Videographer & Editor: Min Lee, Feb 16, 2009

During Pres. Obama’s inauguration on Jan. 20, some ethnic media and international journalists saw a unique connection with America’s new commander-in-chief.

Potential Bureau of Indian Affairs Nominee Draws Fire Over Gaming

Indianz.com, News Report , Indianz.com, Jan 28, 2009

Larry EchoHawk of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma is a potential pick for President Barak Obama's Bureau of Indian Affairs, but some argue EchoHawk is an unfit candidate due to his weak stance on Indian gaming in the past.

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Good-Bye George: Obama's Inauguration Means No More Excuses for Youth

New America Media, Commentary, Russell Morse, Jan 22, 2009

It's scary to have the weight of the redemption and future of our great nation placed on your shoulders. I can't be distant now. I can't snicker in the corner. I can't make dark jokes about Iraq. I have to work.

Poll Confirms Growing Influence of Asian American Voters

Nguoi Viet , Jan 22, 2009

A new poll finds that Asian American voters in 11 states voted for Barack Obama by more than a 3-to-1 margin, making the difference in key contested states in the historic November 2008 presidential elections.

Chinese Americans Touched by Obama Speech

World Journal, Jan 21, 2009

Chinese Americans across the country were touched by President Obama’s inauguration speech.

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Yes We Came, And Yes We Will!

New America Media, News Report, Video, Odette Keeley & Min Lee, Jan 20, 2009

[UPDATED VIDEO - Jan. 21] A record crowd from diverse backgrounds gathered in Capitol Hill to personally witness Pres. Obama’s inauguration – many pledged their commitment to his message of individual responsibility.

Ethnic Media Cover Inauguration Day

New America Media, Slideshow, Various, Jan 20, 2009

A snapshot of the front pages of U.S. ethnic newspapers from Inauguration Day

Editorial: A New Era Begins

La Opinión, Jan 20, 2009

An editorial in La Opinión called inauguration day "a day of celebration almost impossible to describe."

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The Promise of Change Starts from Within

The Beat Within, Commentaries, Various Authors, Jan 20, 2009

On the day of the inauguration of Barack Obama, young people incarcerated in San Francisco Bay Area Juvenile halls embrace the idea of change and recognize that they must be the architects of change in their own lives.

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