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Media Advisory: Last Day to RSVP for NAM Awards Gala on Thurs, July 19th!

Posted: Jul 18, 2012

NAM Media Advisory

 
NAM Media advisory

MEDIA CONTACT:
Odette Keeley
NAM Awards Chair - California
okeeley@newamericamedia.org

Register Now for NAM's Northern California & Central Valley Ethnic Media Awards Gala Ceremonies at the KQED Studios on Thursday, July 19th, 2012!

When: Thursday, July 19th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Where:
KQED Studios
2601 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110


Click here to register for the Awards Gala. Registration closes on July 18th. Please note that we can only accept payments online prior to the event, and not onsite at the KQED Studios. You can also find the registration link on our NAM website.

*KQED docent-led studio tours are available onsite starting at 5:30 pm. Please look for signs at the atrium and more information at the registration area.

SAN FRANCISCO -- New America Media (NAM), the nation's largest association of ethnic media outlets, last week announced the winners of its 2011/2012 NAM Ethnic Media Awards for Northern California & Central Valley, honoring exceptional contributions to journalism by members of the ethnic media.

Click here for a complete list of the winners and special honorees.

It's a privilege to celebrate this special event at KQED, with welcoming remarks from the President of KQED Public Media, John Boland. NAM is also honored to have Bay Area journalism icon and the multi-awarded TV host of KQED9's "This Week in Northern California," Belva Davis, as our Awards Gala emcee and honoree.

NAM founding members will also present a salute to Belva Davis for her achievements in journalism, in light of her retirement this year.

"We are extremely honored to have received outstanding journalism work comprising more than a hundred individual entries from the increasingly vibrant and diverse range of ethnic and youth media in Northern California and the Central Valley," said NAM Awards Chair for California Odette Keeley. "These media outlets are serving African-American, Latino, Middle Eastern and Asian communities, and their stories are magnifying issues that are largely unexplored."

NAM received 112 entries for 11 categories covering print, broadcast, and online platforms, ranging from Investigative/In-Depth Reporting to Community Blogging. Distinguished judges from a variety of media outlets and organizations, including NAM veteran editors and staff, selected the winners, who will be honored at the Awards Gala on Thursday July 19th at 5:30 pm at the KQED Studios in San Francisco.

"From a Latino newspaper in San Francisco taking us to the heart of the human battles on the U.S.-Mexican border; to a South Asian paper reporting on the foreclosure crisis with a case study in Silicon Valley; to a radio podcast in the East Bay discussing discrimination of black women among the black diaspora and; a Filipino TV network in the Peninsula showcasing the richness of Filipino literature --- this is only a sampling of the compelling stories from ethnic media journalists in the region and we are proud to salute them," said Keeley.

"In a fractured media landscape it's more important than ever that we cover each other's communities, not just our own," said Sandy Close, NAM's executive director. "This year PG&E is sponsoring a special award for diversity reporting. It goes to KTSF Channel 26 and the San Francisco Chronicle for collaborating to report on how blacks and Asians are increasingly sharing a once all black neighborhood."

"NAM is also announcing a new award for community advocacy in honor of the late Chauncey Bailey.This year it goes to Willie Ratcliff and the San Francisco BayView for being the first and sometimes only voice challenging the official version of police shootings in their community," said Close.

Awards Chair Keeley adds, "We are grateful to also have the opportunity to honor Pov Xyooj and Hmong TV Network based in Fresno, with an Emerging Media Award during the gala, having created a television platform for the Hmong community in the Central Valley, where there was none."

Capping the celebration will be a symbolic "passing of the torch" from one publishing veteran, Vernon Whitmore, who recently retired from The Globe Newspaper, to a publishing upstart, Malcolm Marshall of the Richmond Pulse.

Please join us and our esteemed judges as we salute the outstanding journalism work of these ethnic and youth media outlets in the region for the past year, during our much-awaited Awards Gala, co-hosted by KQED at their San Francisco studios on July 19, 2012 at 5:30 pm.

Click here to register for the Awards Gala. Please use the "Register" link to register yourself and/or guests for the gala ceremonies event on July 19th at 5:30 pm. You can also find the registration link on our NAM website.

 

ABOUT KQED:
KQED (kqed.org) has served Northern California for more than 50 years and is affiliated with NPR and PBS. KQED owns and operates public television stations KQED 9 (San Francisco/Bay Area), KQED Plus (San Jose/Bay Area) and KQET 25 (Watsonville/Monterey); KQED Public Radio (88.5 FM San Francisco and 89.3 FM Sacramento); the interactive platforms kqed.org and KQEDnews.org; and KQED Education. KQED Public Television is the producer of local and national series such as QUEST; Check, Please! Bay Area; This Week in Northern California; Truly CA; and Essential Ppin. KQED's digital television stations include KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED Life, KQED World, KQED Kids and KQED V-me, and are available 24/7 on Comcast. KQED Public Radio, home of Forum and The California Report, is one of the most-listened-to public radio stations in the nation with an award-winning news and public affairs program service delivering more than eighteen local weekday newscasts and news features. KQED Interactive provides KQED's cross-platform news service, KQEDnews.org, as well as several popular local blogs, video and audio podcasts and a live radio stream at kqed.org. KQED Education brings the impact of KQED to thousands of teachers, students, parents and the general public through workshops, community screenings and multimedia resources.

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