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NAM in the News

NAM as an advocate of ethnic and youth media often receives news coverage on its activities, including its annual Awards Banquet honoring ethnic media and its multilingual polling initiative. Formerly known as New California Media, much of the coverage of NAM you will read here refers to NCM.

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Early, higher education among ethnic-minority parents' top concerns

Pasadena Star-News, Staff Writer, Aug 28, 2006

Ethnic and minority parents in California share high expectations for their children and rank education as a top concern, according to a multilingual poll released today.

Poll of Latino, African-American and Asian-American parents reveals high educational aspirations for their children

Asian Journal, News Report, Momar G. Visaya, Aug 28, 2006

Ethnic and minority parents in California share high expectations for their children and rank education as a top concern, according to a New America Media multilingual poll released on Wednesday.

Mainstream and ethnic media cover NAM's multilingual poll of Asian, African American and Latino Parents on Education Reform

Poll Coverage Roundup, Aug 25, 2006

NAM's California multilingual poll of Asian, African American and Latino parents on education reform is covered by mainstream and ethnic media.

CALIFORNIA; Nonwhite parents' high hopes

San Francisco Chronicle, News Report, Laura Impellizzeri, Aug 24, 2006

California parents who are black, Latino and Asian American voiced big aspirations for their children and support for early childhood education in a new poll commissioned by New America Media, a national media association based in San Francisco.

Minority parents support exit exam

Sacramento bee, News Report, Jocelyn Wiener, Aug 24, 2006

Most African American, Asian American and Latino parents support the California High School Exit Exam and believe the main function of the public education system should be to prepare their children for college, according to a study released Wednesday by New America Media, a California-based ethnic media consortium.

Poll: Minority parents value education

Whittier Daily News, News Report, Araceli Esparza, Aug 24, 2006

While they feel let down by the state's public education system, Latinos and minority parents have high expectations for their children and rank education as their No. 1 priority, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Fresh expectations for state schools

Sacramento Bee, Op-Ed, Sergio Bendixen, Aug 23, 2006

One of the most important sources of pressure to raise achievement levels in education could come from a newcomer -- immigrant and ethnic minority parents, who now are the majority of all parents in California public schools.


NAM Writer Wins 2006 PEN / Beyond Margins Award

PEN American Center, Jul 11, 2006

PEN American Center is pleased to announce that Andrew Lam is one of five winners of the 2006 PEN/Beyond Margins Award, for his essay collection Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora. The Beyond Margins Award, presented through the PEN Open Book program, celebrates outstanding book-length works by authors of color published in the United States during the previous year.

pacific time

To Be or Not to Be American

Pacific Time, Audio Commentary, Odette Alcazaren-Keeley, Jul 10, 2006

For many immigrants to America, like commentator Odette Alcazaren-Keeley, Chief of Staff of New America Media, the Fourth of July is a reminder of a necessary but vexing decision.


Minority Groups Carving Big Niche in Media Market

Gwinnett Daily Post, News Report, Chris Megerian, Jul 10, 2006

Korean and Hispanic community leaders estimate 100,000 Koreans and 600,000 Hispanics live in the Atlanta area. And according to a study sponsored by New America Media, 45 percent of black, Latino and Asian-American adults prefer ethnic media over their mainstream counterparts.

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