NAM Awards Chair
Distinguished Judges Evaluate Over 100 Entries for NAM Ethnic Media Awards for NorCal and Central Valley!
NAM is pleased to announce we received an impressive 112 award entries for our 2011/2012 Ethnic Media Awards for Northern California and the Central Valley Awards. The entries came from a wide array of ethnic and youth media outlets in the region, serving Latino, African-American, Middle Eastern, and Asian communities, including Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese, Hmong and South Asian groups.
We are honored to have a distinguished roster of close to 30 judges from a variety of media outlets and organizations who evaluated these outstanding entries, including our very own veteran NAM editors and ethnic media monitors. These judges are recognized experts and leaders in their respective fields.
Our esteemed judges will join us as we salute the outstanding journalism work of 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. We are also honored to have Bay Area journalism icon and the multi-awarded TV host of KQED's "This Week in Northern California," Belva Davis, as our Awards Gala emcee and honoree.
Look out for future announcements with more details on how to register to attend the gala.
NAM Awards Judges Roster:
Cristina Azocar - Director, Center for Integration & Improvement of Journalism [CIIJ]; Asst. Prof. of Journalism, San Francisco State University
Jim Bettinger - Director, John S. Knight Fellowships, Stanford University
Louis Freedberg - Executive Director, EdSource
Michael Isip - Vice-President, Television, KQED
George Koo - Member, Pacific Council for International Policy; Former Director, Chinese Services Group, Deloitte & Touche USA
Claudia Mendoza-Carruth - Board President, La Luz; multicultural communications professional
Susan Mernit - Founder, Oakland Local
Thomas Peele - Digital Investigative Reporter Bay Area News Group/The Chauncey Bailey Project
Raul Ramirez - Executive Director, News & Public Affairs, KQED Radio
Susan Rasky - Sr. Lecturer, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Martin Reynolds - Senior Editor - Community Engagement, Bay Area News Group
Joseph Rodriguez - Documentary Photographer
Richard Rodriguez - Award-winning Essayist/Commentator
Charles Shepler - Manager, Programming - Comcast Hometown Network
Michael Stoll - Executive Director, San Francisco Public Press
Pueng Vongs - Online Editor/ Writer, Yahoo!
Joan Walsh - Editor-at-Large, Salon.com; and Political Analyst, MSNBC
Yumi Wilson - Acting Department Chair and Adviser, Journalism Department, San Francisco State University
Bernice Yeung - Reporter, CA Watch & the Center for Investigative Reporting [CIR]
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