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6th Annual New California Media Awards

November 17, 2004, Sacramento, CA

New America Media Posted: Mar 28, 2009

Opening night speaker: Felix Gutierrez from USC Annenberg School for Communications

Best of California Ethnic Media to be Showcased Nov. 17 at the NCM Ethnic Pulitzers

The NCM Awards, judged by journalists and academics, are the closest multilingual ethnic press equivalent to the Pulitzer Prizes. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

Crusading reporters help U.S. ethnic press thrive in tough times. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

The NCM EXPO and Awards is an extraordinary gathering of newspapers, television stations and websites that serve the multitude of ethnicities. - THE SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

These are the faces of a changing California, the so-called New California, where minorities are now the majority. NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER

These proliferating new media outlets reflect not only demographic changes, but a vibrant, unconventional approach to journalism. A recent report ... goes as far as to say that members of the ethnic press are now the new civic communicators. WASHINGTON POST

2004 Winners:

Exceptional Communicators
Jim Canales and The James Irvine Foundation
Ned Doffoney, President, Fresno City College
Jayashri Srikantiah and the ACLU of California

Social Marketing Innovator
Walter McGuire, Flex Your Power

Founder Award
Franz Schurmann, Pacific News Service

Centennial Award
The San Fernando Valley Sun

Advocacy Voice
Winner: Charles Ding, Sing Tao Daily, "Alhambra Bait-and-Switch"
Runner-up: Do Tron, Vien Thao Radio, "Eye Surgery in Vietnam"

Best Investigative/In-Depth (English)
Winner: Gabrielle Banks, ColorLines,"Learning Under Lockdown"
Runner-up: Corina Knoll, KoreAm Journal, "Waiting for Aaron"

Best Investigative/In-Depth (In-Language)
Winner: Bingqing (Brenda) Huang, Sing Tao Daily, "When Newcomers Take Over"
Runner-up: Duc Ha, Viet Mercury, "Electric Wheelchairs"

International Affairs (English)
Winner: Richard Won, KoreAm Journal, "In the Eye of the Storm"
Runner-up: Marites N. Sison, Julie Javellana-Santos & Aile Lainez, Filipinas, "Diaspora Dreams"

International Affairs (In-Language)
Winner: Editorial Team, La Opinion, Series on Deporation
Runner-up: Ellen Shen, Sing Tao Daily, "Punk Music and Life"

Health Care
Winner: Gil Griffin & Norma De La Vega, Enlace, "Epidemic of Silence"
Runner-up: Lisa Tsering, India West, "Center For Disabled Kids"

Arts Sports And Entertainment (English)
Winner: Alexandra J. Wall, J The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California, "Orthodox Paradox"
Runner-up: Jimmy Lee, KoreAm Journal, "O Sister, Here Art Thou"

Arts Sports And Entertainment (In-Language)
Winner: Claudia Melendez, Nuevo Mundo, "Its Not About the Trumpets"E
Runner-up: Andre Wacemberg, Brazil Explore Magazine, "From the Neighborhood to the World"

Commentary /Editorial Writing (English)
Winner: Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Final Call and Los Angeles Sentinel "Reasons for Quiet After Cincinnati Police Beating," "Gay Marriage is a Civil Rights Issue" and "More Republican Trash Talk on Race"
Runner-up: Editorial Team, Indian Country Today, Series on California and the Tribes

Commentary /Editorial Writing (In-Language)
Winner: Kai-Ping Liu, World Journal, "Sichen Liang and Iraqs Cultural Heritage"
Runner-up: Ngo Nhan Dung, Nguoi Viet, "First Learn the Rites"

Jobs, Workplace Issues And The Economy
Winner: Eugene Yi, KoreAm Journal, "Forever In Trouble"
Runner-up: Nancy Lan-Hsin Kao, World Journal, "Leaving Silicon Valley Behind"

Womens Issues
Winner: Marites Sison, Filipinas, "Barefoot And Pregnant Forever?"
Runner-up: Alexandra J. Wall, Jewish Bulletin, "East Bay Day School Administrator Defies Her Orthodox Roots and Becomes a Rabbi"

Best Youth Voice
Winner: Christine Lee, KoreAm Journal, "Coming Clean"
Runner-up: Philip Mercurio, Philippine News, "Unconsciously Filipino" and "Expedition into Filipino 101"

Winner: J. Emilio Flores, La Opinion, "Immigrant Caravan"
Runner-up: John J. Tipton, Noticiero Semanal

Valley California Reporting
Winner: Rosario Ortiz, El Californiano, "Living Among the Pesticides"
Runner-up: Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, Filipinas, "Stockton is in the Heart"

Environmental Reporting
Winner: Marites Sison, Filipinas, "Manila Most Foul"
Runner-up: Irma Lemus, San Fernando Valley Sun, "Concern over Bradley Landfill"

Community Profiles
Winners: Euyhun Yi, Korea Times, "Children of the First Wave"
Editorial Team, The California Advocate, "Righting the History of the Black Press in America"

Best Community Talk Show
Winner: Ida Choy, Sing Tao Radio, "Captain James Yee Story"
Runner-up: Pari Esfandiari, IranDokht.com "Discussing Iranian Actresses with Shohreh Aghdashloo"

Best Investigative/In-Depth (Broadcast)
Winner: Kyu Hwan Lee, KTVN - Korean Television Networks of North California, "Scent of Korean Traditional Culture"
Runner-up: Angel Ayllon, Univision Noticias 14, "Mixtecos"

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