UPDATED Media Advisory: March 14, 2013

Media Contact:
Odette Keeley
NAM Awards Chair - California
okeeley@newamericamedia.org

NAM Honors Best in Ethnic Media at 2013 Southern California Awards Gala!

On March 7th, exceptional journalism work among Southern California's ethnic media was honored at The 2013 NAM Ethnic Media Awards Gala held at KPCC's Crawford Family Forum at SCPR's Mohn Broadcast Center in Pasadena. The event was presented by New America Media, the Los Angeles Multicultural Leadership Network [LAMLN], with support from the California Community Foundation [CCF] and KPCC.

Over 130 people, including ethnic and mainstream media professionals, judges coming from various fields and universities, journalism schools professors, honorees, special guests and NAM founding members, attended the event.

The awards ceremony recognized the outstanding work of winners from over 150 individual entries. These nominees comprised a diverse range of ethnic and youth media outlets in the region: Latino, African-American, Jewish, Middle Eastern, Armenian, Native-American, and Asian-American communities including Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean, South Asian and Japanese audiences.

NAM recognized first-place winners in 12 categories including Governance and Electoral Politics, Civil Liberties, International Affairs, Health, Education, Environment, Economy, Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Sports and Community Advocacy. Some of these winners came from youth-led community media outlets in areas long underserved by both mainstream and ethnic media.
These winners include reporters and producers from the following media outlets: KoreAm Journal, The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles,The Final Call, “Pusong Pinoy sa Amerika” of GMA Pinoy TV, Eastern Group Publications, “Suc Khoe Va Ban” of Viet Nam California Radio, Sing Tao Daily, World Journal L.A., La Opinion, Nguoi Viet Daily News and “Kababayan L.A.” of LA 18.

Please see below for the complete list of winners and awardees.

Founding President & CEO of Southern California Public Radio, Bill Davis, welcomed the guests to the awards ceremony, emceed by Multi-Award Winner and Special Correspondent for 89.3 KPCC, Miss Patt Morrison, and NAM's news anchor and Awards Chair Odette Keeley. Keeley thanked the event's sponsors for their valuable support, including The California Wellness Foundation, Southern California Edison, AARP, The James Irvine Foundation,
The McCormick Foundation and The California Endowment.

Keeley also cites that the awards event could not have been possible without the dedication of all the NAM staff, as well as support from the NAM Board, funders, and partners representing the region's universities, non-profits, corporations and organizations. Many of them comprised the distinguished panel of judges this year.

Stewart Kwoh, Esq., founding president & executive director of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, and Antonia Hernández, president and CEO of the California Community Foundation presented winners in 2 categories, special selections by the Los Angeles Multicultural Leadership Network.

Six winners were chosen for the Outstanding Reporting on Inter-Ethnic, Inter-Racial, Inter-Religious Relations category, including reporters from: Korea Daily, Los Angeles Sentinel, KMEX Univision, Nguoi Viet Daily News, KoreAm Journal and The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles.

Four winners were selected for the Emerging Youth Voices Awards category including reporters and producers from Coachella Unincorporated, Boyle Heights Beat and The FilAm.

The gala ceremonies also highlighted the critical contributions of NAM's Founding Ethnic Media Partners in Southern California, and Cora Oriel, president and executive editor of Asian Journal Publications Inc., delivered brief remarks on behalf of the group.

In addition to recognizing the exceptional work of the awards winners, runners-up, and honorable mentions, NAM Executive Director and Executive Editor Sandy Close presented the Community Advocacy Award to the news site, the Alhambra Source, which concluded the evening.

2013 NAM Ethnic Media Awards for Southern California
Complete List of Winners:


I. OUTSTANDING REPORTING ON GOVERNANCE & COVERAGE OF THE 2012 ELECTIONS
Winner: Eugene Yi - KoreAm Journal
Winner: Jonah Lowenfeld - The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
Honorable Mention: Brenda Rincon - Coachella Unincorporated

II. OUTSTANDING REPORTING ON CIVIL LIBERTIES ISSUES IN ETHNIC COMMUNITIES
A. Print: Winner: Charlene Muhammad - The Final Call
B. Broadcast: Winners: Lourdes S. Tancinco, Esq., Jericho Saria,
Leonardo De Asis, Jr. - "Pusong Pinoy sa Amerika (Into The Hearts of
Filipinos in America)" - GMA Pinoy TV

III. OUTSTANDING REPORTING ON HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE
A. Print: Gloria Angelina Castillo - Eastern Group Publications
Runner-up: Thandisizwe Chimurenga - Los Angeles Sentinel
Honorable Mention: Geoff Chin - America Commercial News
B. Broadcast: Winner: Mai-Phuong Nguyen, MD, Vanessa Hong-Van Nguyen & Thanh-Huong Le - "Suc Khoe Va Ban (To Your Health, Friend!)" - Viet Nam California Radio (VNCR)


IV. OUTSTANDING REPORTING ON EDUCATION

Winner: Charles Ding - Sing Tao Daily

V. OUTSTANDING REPORTING ON INTER-ETHNIC, INTER-RACIAL & INTER-RELIGIOUS
RELATIONS
(Special Selection by the Los Angeles Multicultural Leadership Network [LAMLN])

A. Winner: Yeal Jang - Korea Daily
B. Winner: Eugene Yi - KoreAm Journal
C. Winner: Ky Phong Tran - Nguoi Viet Daily News
D. Winner: Antonio Valverde - KMEX Univision
E. Winner: Jonah Lowenfeld - The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
F. Winner: Larry Aubry - Los Angeles Sentinel

VI. OUTSTANDING REPORTING ON THE ENVIRONMENT
Winner: Catherine Yang - World Journal, L.A.

VII. OUTSTANDING REPORTING ON CALIFORNIA'S GROWING ECONOMIC DIVIDE
Winner: Araceli Martinez Ortega - La Opinion

VIII. OUTSTANDING REPORTING ON INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Winner: Yurina Melara Valiulis - La Opinion
Runner-up: Jun Wang - China Daily
Honorable Mention: Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan - India Currents

IX. OUTSTANDING REPORTING ON ARTS, CULTURE, FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT
Winner: Y. Peter Kang - KoreAm Journal
Runner-up: Hassina Leelarathna - Civic L.A.
Honorable Mention: Sarita Sarvate - India Currents

X. OUTSTANDING REPORTING ON SPORTS
A. Winner: Ky Phong Tran - Nguoi Viet Daily News
B. Runner-up: Rose Davis - Indian Voices

XI. EMERGING YOUTH VOICES AWARD
(Special Selection by the Los Angeles Multicultural Leadership Network [LAMLN])

A. Winner: Jesus E. Valenzuela Felix - Coachella Unincorporated
B. Winner: Ryan Macasero - The FilAm
C. Winner: Mitzi Ballesteros - Boyle Heights Beat
D. Winner: Ivan Delgado - Coachella Unincorporated

XII. COMMUNITY ADVOCATE AWARD
Alhambra Source

XIII. OUTSTANDING PHOTOJOURNALISM
Winner: Charles Ding - Sing Tao Daily
Runner-up: Jenna Pope - Illume Media

XIV. OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY REPORTING [TELEVISION]
Winner: Jannelle So - "Kababayan L.A. (Filipino Countryman L.A.)" - LA18
Runner-up: Joseph Pimentel - "Balitang America (News in America)" -
ABS-CBN International - The Filipino Channel
(Reporter - Asian Journal)
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AWARDS GALA SCRIPT
Excerpts: Introductions to Winners' Stories:


2013 NAM Ethnic Media Awards Gala for Southern California
March 7, 2013 - Thursday
KPCC's Crawford Family Forum, Pasadena, CA

Gala Emcee: Patt Morrison, Multi-Award Winner and Special Correspondent for 89.3 KPCC
Co-Emcee: Odette Keeley, News Anchor and Awards Chair, New America Media

Gala Script Headwriter: Elena Shore, Editor & Co-Director, Women Immigrants Project, New America Media

PATT: In our first category we had a tie for first place, with two winners in the category of: Outstanding Reporting on Governance & Coverage of the 2012 Elections.

ODETTE: Politics is dirty. Local politics is dirtier. And redistricting is as dirty as it gets. Last spring, Koreatown fought back. The first winning entry takes us inside Koreatown, where locals pushed back against the redistricting process that robbed the neighborhood of its political clout. The in-depth report explores the neighborhood’s activist response— and the fissures in the community that ultimately doomed the effort. Judges were moved by the impact the story had on the mind and the heart; and felt the writer was an insider who knew the players and the neighborhood at stake. For his story “How K-Town Lost and Won,” the winner is Eugene Yi from KoreAm Journal.

PATT: For the Jewish community of Los Angeles, there was no bigger Congressional contest in 2012 than the race between longtime Congressman Howard Berman and long time Congressman Brad Sherman. California’s redistricting commission drew new boundaries for the 30th Cong. District, pitting two incumbents against each other in a brutal and expensive primary fight. The second winning entry expertly tracked the race’s every turn - from accusations and counter-accusations to the big money from Super pacs. Judges said the investigative series was better than the L.A. Times’ coverage of the issue, and if they had been voters in that election, they would have used this series as a voting guide. For his series on “Berman vs. Sherman,” the winner is Jonah Lowenfeld from The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles.

PATT: Now for Outstanding Reporting on Civil Liberties Issues in Ethnic Communities - In Print. The winning story is a moving portrait of THE mothers of murdered children -- their unimaginable griefs, their beliefs, and their efforts to go on living, to support one another, and to use their pain to change the world that took their children from them. For her story “Mother Love Conquers Adversity,” the winner is Charlene Muhammad of The Final Call.

ODETTE: Moving on to Outstanding Reporting on Civil Liberties Issues in Ethnic Communities - In Broadcast. The winning broadcast is a creative, amusing and informative series about Deferred Action, that helps young immigrants understand their rights and risks in the shifting legal landscape of immigration reform. For their broadcast “Understanding Deferred Action,” the winners are Lourdes S. Tancinco, Esq., Jericho Saria, Leonardo De Asis, Jr. from "Pusong Pinoy sa Amerika (Into The Hearts of Filipinos in America)" - GMA Pinoy TV.

PATT: In the category of Outstanding Reporting on Health and Health Care - In Print... When her son was diagnosed with autism, Gloria Angelina Castillo discovered just how hard it was to find any information or resources in Spanish. And so the mother became the writer. She used her own life for a series that became a service to latino parents of autistic children. She exposed the failure of Agencies TO OFFER CARE THAT IS culturally appropriate care, and she introduced families to services and resources that they may not have been aware existed. For her three-part series, “Special Report: Latino Parents With Autistic Children Face Major Hurdles,” the winner is Gloria Angelina Castillo from Eastern Group Publications.

ODETTE: Now on to Outstanding Reporting on Health and Health Care - In Broadcast. The winning series broke down the complex Health Care Reform Law into easy to-understand bite-sized tutorials, empowering Vietnamese Americans to be better healthcare consumers. Judges said the topics were meaningful, substantive, important and timely. For their six-part series “The Affordable Care Act and You,” the winners are Mai-Phuong Nguyen, MD, Vanessa Hong Van Nguyen & Thanh-Huong Nguyen from the show “Suc Khoe va Ban (To Your Health, Friend!)” on Viet Nam California Radio.

PATT: And now to Outstanding Reporting on Education. Teen pregnancy is far more than a national concern for Families and schools. In the Chinese community, it’s off limits, a taboo subject. This three-part feature series breaks the taboo to analyze teen pregnancy and how it intersects with matters like graduation rates, abortion, and legislation. The winning entry provides information to parents and, more importantly, shines an inquiring light into a subject the Chinese-American community rarely chooses to talk about. For his series “Pregnancy Hinders High School Education,” the winner is Charles Ding from Sing Tao Daily.

ODETTE: Now please welcome to the stage our partners at the Los Angeles Multicultural Leadership Network, who will be presenting their special selections in two categories. Please welcome Stewart Kwoh, founding president & executive director of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, and Antonia Hernández, president and CEO of the California Community Foundation.

STEWART: Thank you. We are honored to be part of this celebration and to present awards in two categories that we are sponsoring with support from the California Community Foundation. The Los Angeles Multicultural Leadership Network is a group of community, nonprofit, media and business leaders that seeks to foster better communications between the many racial and ethnic groups in greater Los Angeles. Tonight we are pleased to present two awards: the Inter-ethnic, Reporting Award; and the Emerging Youth Voices Award. We will be presenting awards to 6 winners in the first category.

ANTONIA: The Inter-ethnic Reporting Award recognizes journalists who show provide exceptional insight in covering relationship building and understanding between different ethnic communities. Tonight we are honoring six award winners who were selected by the Los Angeles Multicultural Leadership Network, and sponsored by the California Community Foundation. In the category of Outstanding Reporting on Inter-Ethnic, Inter-Racial and Inter- Religious Relations: From Korea Daily, the reporter took us to a place that’s famous for celebrating Christmas: New York’s Times Square. But he discovered that Christmas in Times Square isn’t just about Christianity - it’s about all the diverse religions that quite literally meet at this intersection. For his story, “In Times Square, A Clash of Religion,” the winner is Yeal Jang.

STEWART: From the Los Angeles Sentinel, the writer calls on educators to make the education of Black students a priority, beginning with recognizing the validity of the way they speak at home. For his story, “Affirm Legitimacy of Student’s Home Language,” the winner is Larry Aubry.

ANTONIA: From Nguoi Viet Daily News: In the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin shooting, the winning entry is a well-written op-ed recalling the writer’s own experience being pulled over by police simply because he was wearing a bandana. For his story, “Hoodies and Bandanas Do Not Justify Murder,” the winner is Ky Phong Tran.

STEWART: From KMEX Univision: Mexico has seen a dramatic increase in the number of attacks against transgender people, many of whom apply for political asylum in the U.S. The winning broadcast interviews victims and confronts representatives of the Catholic Church and local authorities to see what they are - or are not -- doing about it. For his two-part series, “Political Sexile,” the winner is Antonio Valverde.

ANTONIA: From the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles: When controversial anti-Islam blogger Pamela Geller was invited to speak in Los Angeles, the Jewish community here faced a conundrum. Where is the line between freedom of speech and hate speech? The winning entry reported on the controversy over Geller, who traveled to Los Angeles to speak, and then was barred from the building. For his two-part series, “Reaction to Hate Speech: LA’s Jewish Community and Pamela Geller,” the winner is Jonah Lowenfeld.

STEWART: From KoreAm Journal: This oral history retraces the days and nights of the LA Riots, with one major correction: it breaks the stereotypical images of Korean Americans featured in mainstream accounts of the riots - from the Radio Korea announcer who becomes a de facto dispatcher to Korean-American victims, to the biracial youth who is asked to choose her black or Korean side. For his story, “Saigu: An Oral History,” the winner is Eugene Yi.

ANTONIA: Congratulations to all six winners in the category of Outstanding Reporting on Inter-Ethnic, Inter-Racial, Inter-Religious Relations.

STEWART: Now to the category of Emerging Youth Voices. The Los Angeles Multicultural Leadership Network has selected four winners in this category. From Coachella Unincorporated: The winning entry introduced us to the poverty of California farmworkers through the eyes of a man who worked the fields for decades, and now, in his late 70s, collects cans to make ends meet. For his story, “The Diary of Joaquin Magón, Entry 10: Why Does It Have to Be This Way?” the winner is Jesus E. Valenzuela Félix.

ANTONIA: From The FilAm: The winner tackled a tough subject: depression among Asian American youth; and by sharing his own experience, he helped break the silence on the subject. For his story, “Young Journalist Opens Up About Overcoming Depression: The Asian American in Isolation,” the winner is Ryan Gajudo Macasero.

STEWART: From the Boyle Heights Beat: Long before President Obama’s new plan to help Dreamers, high school teachers have been helping undocumented students by starting “Dreamers’ Clubs” - meeting groups where Dreamers can find a community to lean on. The winning entry profiles one young man who joined the Dreamers’ Club at his high school and was inspired to “come out” as undocumented. For her story, “Undocumented Teens: Out of the Shadows at Last,” the winner is Mitzi Ballesteros.

ANTONIA: From Coachella Unincorporated: The winning video uses music, photography and quotes to capture a powerful moment: President Obama’s dedication of the Cesar Chavez National Monument in Keene, California. For his video, “Celebration and Reflection at Chavez Dedication,” the winner is Ivan Delgado.

STEWART: Congratulations to the four winners of the Emerging Youth Voices Award.

PATT: Thank you Stewart & Antonia, and congratulations again to the winners in both categories. Now for Outstanding Reporting on the Environment -- California’s agricultural heartland feeds the nation and the world, and yet the people who do that work, crop by crop, field by field, are anonymous to us. The winning writer traveled across four counties to interview the Asian men and women who put our food on our tables. The writer shows how these immigrant farmers are using both tradition and innovation to deal with drought and market forces. The series, which ran as 10 front-page stories in one of the nation’s largest Chinese-language dailies, received 4,000 letters, emails and responses. For her series, “The Face of Immigrant Farmers in California’s Agriculture Industry,” the winner is Catherine Yang from World Journal, L.A.

ODETTE: For Outstanding Reporting on California’s Growing Economic Divide: The winning entry tells the compelling story of thousands of Latino parents who can’t afford the trips to visit their own children in prison. Judges said this was an example of the unique and intimate lens ethnic media have on their communities -- well-researched and written, it sheds light on a story seldom heard. For her story, “Aging Latinos With Children in Prison Face Additional Financial Hardships,” the winner is Araceli Martinez Ortega from La Opinión.

PATT: In the category of Outstanding Reporting on International Affairs. It’s a harrowing trip that these winners took us on. They took us inside the walls of El Salvador’s so-called “destroyer” houses, the abandoned properties that are taken over by gangs to torture and kill their victims. From the street, they look like any other house. But behind those front doors, these houses are mute witnesses to el salvador’s new phenomenon: the new disappeared. Amid the brutality and the horror, judges saw two women emerge as the heroes of the story: the mother who is courageous enough to find some justice in an unjust world; and the journalist herself who is brave enough to write about it. For her three-part series, “The Disappeared,” the winner is Yurina Melara Valiulis from La Opinión.

ODETTE: Now on to the category of Outstanding Reporting on Arts, Culture, Food and Entertainment. Whenever people talk about the myth of the model minority - the idea that Asian Americans are overachievers - they seem to forget to talk to the one group that matters: slackers. In a four-hour interview at a local Koreatown watering hole, writer Jay Caspian Kang described how he went from slacker to published novelist; and how his debut novel was inspired by Asian male anger and the Virginia Tech shooting. Judges said this was an incisive look at Korean culture that exploded the model minority myth, and provided new perspectives on Korean male stereotypes. For his story, “Do or Die,” the winner is Y. Peter Kang from KoreAm Journal.

PATT: In the category of Outstanding Reporting on Sports -- Before Jeremy Lin joined the NBA, Asian American men were a bit like vampires; they’d look into the mirror of popular culture and see no reflection. To truly appreciate what Jeremy Lin means to them, the winning writer argues, you had to have seen the ‘80s movie “Sixteen Candles.” You had to have cringed every time the gong sounded, and the Asian-American character Long Duk Dong walked into the room. You had to have gone to school the next day and pretended to laugh when your friends called you by his name. You had to have seen all the movies since, where the Asian-American man never kisses the girl. Judges said the winning entry was a powerful and smart analysis of what’s really behind all the “Linsanity.” For his story, “Why Jeremy Lin Matters,” the winner is Ky Phong Tran from Nguoi Viet Daily News.
ODETTE: Moving on to Outstanding Photojournalism. The winning photograph captured the joyful celebration of two same-sex couples marching in the Golden Dragon Parade in Chinatown. Judges said the cultural significance of the photograph was apparent; and it captured an intimate moment with a certain sweetness. For his photograph “Chinese Same-Sex Marriage,” the winner is Charles Ding from Sing Tao Daily.

PATT: In the category of Outstanding Community Reporting -- in Television. Every day, thousands of Filipinos uproot themselves and relocate to different parts of the world in hopes of escaping hardship. Unfortunately, many end up in even more danger. The winning series documents modern-day human trafficking in the Filipino community. Judges were impressed that the series was made by -- and for -- one of the communities affected by this problem, giving the series a sense of depth and perspective, and making it personal in a way that’s quite different from mainstream media coverage of human trafficking. For the four-part series, “Human Trafficking Special,” the winner is Jannelle So from "Kababayan L.A. (Filipino Countryman L.A.)" on L-A 18.

ODETTE: Now please welcome to the stage Sandy Close, executive director and executive editor of New America Media, to present the Community Advocate Award.

SANDY: Thank you. Ethnic media have a long tradition of being the frontline defenders of their communities, exposing wrongdoings and speaking out against injustices. Tonight we are honoring a publication that exemplifies what it means to be an advocate for their community. When the City of Alhambra decided to stop churches from housing homeless families, Alhambra Source published an article questioning the move. The story led to a local outcry and resulted in the City Council reconsidering its ban on sheltering homeless families at churches. For their story, “Why Is Alhambra Stopping Churches From Housing Homeless Families?” the Community Advocate Award goes to Alhambra Source. Accepting the award are Editor Daniela Gerson, Reporter Jesse Chang and the team of Alhambra Source.

PATT: Congratulations to the Community Advocate winner -- Alhambra Source. Congratulations again to all the award winners and honorees. Thank you to Sandy Close, Odette Keeley and everyone who helped put this event together.

ODETTE: Thank you again to our co-hosts at KPCC and the Los Angeles Multicultural Leadership Network, and to all of our sponsors for making this celebration possible. And thank you all for joining us tonight to celebrate our achievements, honor our colleagues and reconnect with our friends.
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Updated Advisory: NAM Announces Winners of 2013 NAM Ethnic Media Awards-SoCAL
MEDIA CONTACT: 
 
Odette Keeley
415-503-4170
NAM Awards Chair - California 
 

New America Media (NAM), the nation's largest association of ethnic media outlets, today announced the winners of its  2013 NAM Ethnic Media Awards for Southern California, honoring exceptional journalism by members of the ethnic media in the region.
 
We are honored to have received more than a hundred and fifty individual entries from across the ethnic media sector in Southern California," said NAM Awards Chair Odette Keeley. "These media outlets serve Latino, African-American, Jewish, Middle Eastern, Armenian, Native-American, and Asian-American communities including Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean, South Asian and Japanese audiences," she explains.
 
NAM also drew entries from youth-led community media outlets in areas long underserved by both mainstream and ethnic media.   
 
NAM will recognize first place winners in 13 categories including Governance and Electoral Politics, Civil Liberties, International Affairs, Health, Education, Environment, Economy, Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Sports and Community Advocacy.  
 
The Los Angeles Multicultural Leadership Network [LAMLN], with a grant provided by the California Community Foundation, will present six awards recognizing coverage of inter-ethnic relations, and four awards for emerging youth media reporters.     
 
KPCC radio host Patt Morrison will emcee, while  Bill Davis, founding president of Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) will be delivering the welcome at the Awards Gala next Thursday, March 7th, starting at 6:00 PM at KPCC's Crawford Family Forum at SCPR's Mohn Broadcast Center.     
 
"From Koreatown activists pushing for fairer representation in redistricting, to reports on El Salvador's new disappeared, to a 10-part Chinese media series on migrant farm workers, to victims of human trafficking within the Filipino community - this is only a sampling of the powerful stories reviewed in the selection process," 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. "We are honored to have the LAMLN join NAM's awards this year, to recognize diversity reporting by the ethnic media sector," adds Close.  

SCPR is a member-supported public media network that operates 89.3 KPCC-FM in Los Angeles and Orange County, 89.1 KUOR-FM in the Inland Empire and 90.3 KVLA in the Coachella Valley.

The Los Angeles Multicultural Leadership Network (LAMLN) is composed of leaders from business, media, nonprofit, and philanthropic organizations. LAMLN meets to discuss significant challenges and solutions for the residents of the greater Los Angeles area. One of LAMLN's goals is to foster better communications and understanding amongst the many racial and ethnic groups in greater Los Angeles. The Inter-Ethnic Relations Awards is part of this effort.


Please join us for the,

2013 NAM Ethnic Media Awards for Southern California Gala

WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
WHERE:

KPCC's Crawford Family Forum at Southern California Public Radio's Mohn Broadcast Center
474 S. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA, 91105

Dear New America Media Colleague, 

NAM is pleased to announce we received more than 150 award entries for our 2013 Ethnic Media Awards for Southern California. The entries came from a wide array of ethnic and youth media outlets in the region, serving Latino, African-American, Native-American, Jewish, Middle Eastern, and Asian-American communities, including Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese, and South Asian groups.

We are honored to have a distinguished roster of 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.

Please join us, our key partners, The Los Angeles Multicultural Leadership Network (LAMLN), KPCC, funders, collaborators, and our esteemed judges, as we salute the outstanding journalism work of ethnic and youth media outlets in the Southern California region during our much-awaited Awards Gala, co-hosted by KPCC at its Crawford Family Forum at Southern Public California Radio's (SPCR) Mohn Broadcast Center.




MEDIA CONTACT: Odette Keeley
NAM Awards Chair-CA
okeeley@newamericamedia.org  | 650.455.3063

INTRODUCING NAM's PARTNERSHIP WITH THE
LOS ANGELES MULTICULTURAL LEADERSHIP NETWORK


The 2013 NAM ETHNIC MEDIA AWARDS for SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Presented By New America Media, the L.A. Multicultural Leadership Network and KPCC!

It is with great pleasure that New America Media formally announces its partnership with the Los Angeles Multicultural Leadership Network [LAMLN] as our partner and co-presenter for The 2013 NAM Ethnic Media Awards for Southern California!

These awards honor inter-ethnic coverage by ethnic media, which embody the vision of NAM, as a national collaboration of ethnic news organizations.

In 2011, the LAMLN pioneered with NAM to recognize ethnic and youth media for journalism that transcended their own cultural or particular audiences.

These first-ever Inter-Ethnic Relations Awards inspired us to partner again this year for our NAM SoCAL Ethnic Media Awards.

The 2013 SoCAL Ethnic Media Awards is supported by LAMLN, with a grant provided by the California Community Foundation.

Bill Davis, founding president of Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) will be delivering the welcome for the awards on Thursday, March 7, 2013. The gala will be held at KPCC's Crawford Family Forum at SCPR's Mohn Broadcast Center.
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SCPR is a member-supported public media network that operates 89.3 KPCC-FM in Los Angeles and Orange County, 89.1 KUOR-FM in the Inland Empire and 90.3 KVLA in the Coachella Valley.

The Los Angeles Multicultural Leadership Network (LAMLN) is composed of leaders from business, media, nonprofit, and philanthropic organizations. LAMLN meets to discuss significant challenges and solutions for the residents of the greater Los Angeles area. One of LAMLN's goals is to foster better communications and understanding amongst the many racial and ethnic groups in greater Los Angeles. The Inter-Ethnic Relations Awards is part of this effort.
SCPR is a member-supported public media network that operates 89.3 KPCC-FM in Los Angeles and Orange County, 89.1 KUOR-FM in the Inland Empire and 90.3 KVLA in the Coachella Valley.

The Los Angeles Multicultural Leadership Network (LAMLN) is composed of leaders from business, media, nonprofit, and philanthropic organizations. LAMLN meets to discuss significant challenges and solutions for the residents of the greater Los Angeles area. One of LAMLN's goals is to foster better communications and understanding amongst the many racial and ethnic groups in greater Los Angeles. The Inter-Ethnic Relations Awards is part of this effort.


CLICK here: &n;NAM Official Call for Entries, Guidelines & Submission Form-SoCal Ethnic Media Awards (revised)





FINAL DEADLINE EXTENSION!

 

ENTER 2013 NAM ETHNIC MEDIA AWARDS for SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA!

FINAL POSTMARK DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS JANUARY 20, 2013!


CLICK here: NAM Official Call for Entries, Guidelines & Submission Form-SoCal Ethnic Media Awards (revised)


Dear Media Colleagues,


We are making our final deadline extension to this weekend.Entries must be postmarked by January 20, 2013.This is to accomodate more of your entries in all of our award categories.


We invite ethnic media practitioners (print, online, radio and television) to participate in New America Media's 2013 Ethnic Media Awards for Southern California. The NAM Awards brings recognition to the entire ethnic media sector.


We are calling for entries for work published or aired in an ethnic media organization of any size serving an ethnic/newcomer community in Southern California -- between October 1, 2011 and December 1, 2012 [within Oct. 1, 2011-Dec. 31, 2011; and Jan. 2012-Dec. 1, 2012].  

NAM will consider all entries in English and in-language; and across all media platforms - in print, online and broadcast [TV &Radio] as a single pool in all of the News Beats  [NB1-NB6] and Spotlight Reports [SR 1- SR6] categories. The news beat categories include Outstanding Reporting on Governance & 2012 Elections Coverage; Outstanding Reporting on Civil Liberties Issues in Ethnic Communities; Outstanding Reporting on Inter-Ethnic, Inter-Racial and Inter-Religious Relations, and many others. 


Spotlight reports categories honor special news reporting on 2012 news events or trends including Outstanding Reporting on California's Economic Divide; Outstanding Reporting on International Affairs and others, including a Community Advocate Award that will honor one ethnic media organization for its public advocacy on a specific issue impacting its own community and/or California.

We are also maintaining a separate track of awards for Outstanding Photojournalism, Outstanding Community Reporting for Radio; and Outstanding Community Reporting for Television.


Award winners will receive cash prizes and a trophy or certificate.


We are honored to partner with Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) which will host our Awards Gala at their Mohn Broadcast Center and Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena on Thursday, March 7, 2013


SCPR is a member-supported public media network that operates 89.3 KPCC-FM in Los Angeles and Orange County, 89.1 KUOR-FM in the Inland Empire and 90.3 KVLA in the Coachella Valley.


CLICK here: &n;NAM Official Call for Entries, Guidelines & Submission Form-SoCal Ethnic Media Awards (revised)


FINAL POSTMARK DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS JANUARY 20, 2013