For Freelancers, Growing Opportunity and Risk

For Freelancers, Growing Opportunity and Risk

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Aug 27, 2014

The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley by ISIS militants highlights the growing dangers that freelance reporters covering conflict zones face.


Twitter Study Maps Two Spanish 'Superdialects'


Al Dia, News Report, Pilar C. Casi, Posted: Aug 20, 2014

Researchers used Twitter's geo-location tool to map out how the Spanish language is divided into urban and rural dialects.

NABJ, NAHJ Condemn Reporter Arrests in Ferguson, Mo.


New America Media, News Report, Posted: Aug 15, 2014

Journalists' associations are condemning the oppression of news media that took place in Ferguson, Missouri on Wednesday.


Hollywood to Latinas: Shut Up and Get Naked


Al Día, Commentary, Sabrina Vourvoulias, Posted: Aug 13, 2014

A USC Annenberg study finds that while Latinas are more more likely to be featured in popular films, no other ethnicity is more sexualized.


U.S. Media Fall Short in Covering African Summit


New America Media, News Analysis, George White, Posted: Aug 11, 2014

African-American and African immigrant news outlets are playing a role in expanding the U.S. media narrative on Africa.


Teen’s Killing Overshadowed by Reports of Looting


Al Dia, News Report, Christine Killion, Posted: Aug 11, 2014

Twitter users reacted to the news by developing the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown which was trending on Sunday.


Q&A: Richard Rodriguez on the Decline of ‘News Literacy’


New America Media, Question & Answer, Sandy Close, Posted: Aug 03, 2014

The greatest catastrophe of the news right now, says author Richard Rodriguez, is that we've given up the notion of news related to place.


Graphic Novelist Breaks Boundaries with Multimedia Approach


Asian Fortune, Question & Answer, Amanda Andrei, Posted: Jul 18, 2014

Graphic novelist Nguyen Khoi Nguyen doesn’t limit himself to paper and pen – he uses music and animation as well.

Korean Comedians Wear Black Face Again: Will They Ever Stop?


Koream Journal, Commentary, Posted: Jul 08, 2014

When we saw that Gag Concert, a popular comedy show on South Korea’s state-run TV network KBS, featured comedians wearing blackface makeup (again), we were stuck asking ourselves the same old question. Will they ever get it?


Remembering Kevin Weston: Youth Communicator and New Media Pioneer


New America Media, Commentary, Russell Morse, Posted: Jun 17, 2014

Kevin Weston, accomplished journalist and longtime New America Media family member, died Sunday at his home in Oakland.

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