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RIP Wilbert Tatum -- Amsterdam News Publisher Goes Home

Black Star News, News, Feb 27, 2009

Wilbert A. Tatum, Publisher emeritus of The New York Amsterdam News died this morning, a spokesperson at the newspaper said.

Layoffs at Univision

El Nuevo Día, Feb 27, 2009

At least 30 people say they have been laid off from the local Univision station here, in addition to the more than 250 employees reportedly laid off from the Hispanic broadcasting company across the United States, reports El Nuevo Día.

Sf Chronicle

No Tears for the Chronicle?

New America Media, News Analysis//Video, NAM Editors, Feb 26, 2009

The SF Chronicle is teetering on the brink of collapse, if it cannot find a buyer or further slash its staff and operating costs. Ethnic media and media observers weigh in on what life would be like without the city’s major daily.

Obama Should Bring Back the Fairness Doctrine

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Feb 24, 2009

President Barack Obama has said that he does not support reimposing the Fairness Doctrine on broadcasters, but one commentator makes a case for the doctrine.

Khalid Hassan

Goodbye Khalid Hassan

Pakistan Link, Commentary, Ras Siddiqui, Feb 20, 2009

A remembrance of veteran Pakistani journalist Khalid Hasan who passed away in Virginia recently.

Obama at Unity

Media Falls Flat in Covering Race Relations, New Survey Says

New America Media, Cristina Fernandez-Pereda , Feb 19, 2009

The Obama campaign saw a lot more coverage of race but the media still gets low grades for its coverage of interracial relations according to a new survey.

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.

FCC to Investigate Link Between Hate Speech and Hate Crimes

Hispanic Marketing 101, Commentary, Joe Torres, Feb 03, 2009

This week, the National Hispanic Media Coalition filed a petition for inquiry that called on the FCC to investigate the pervasiveness of hate speech on the public airwaves and its impact on the Latino community.

Obama interview

Eye on Arab Media: Obama Charms Arabs on TV

New America Media, News analysis, Jalal Ghazi, Jan 28, 2009

President Obama’s first interview after his inauguration was with the Arab channel Al Arabiya. Arab media monitor Jalal Ghazi says he charmed the crew and the audience.

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

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