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Chinese Newspapers Wage ‘Old-Fashioned Media War’

Chinese Newspapers Wage ‘Old-Fashioned Media War’

East Asian, Featured Posts, Media, Video, Voices' Picks January 24, 2014 at 5:29 pm

…ee newspaper similar to Metro, is distinct because of its business model, said the paper’s chief reporter Elaine Fan. The paper sells ads at a lower price than its peers to stay afloat. Fan said she likes that Mingpao appeals to a different set of readers than World Journal. “I believe free daily newspaper is the trend of today,” said Fan. “You get people beyond working professionals – you get middle class, working class.” Beyond identifying trai…

Theodore Menis has been the president of the Olympiakos Fan Club in Astoria since it began in 1995. (Photo by Rachel Sapin)

At Greek Soccer Fan Club, Talk Drifts to Economy

Featured Posts, Queens, Sports March 6, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Outside the Olympiakos Fan Club of New York’s red window frames in Astoria hang three flags: one Greek, one American, and the third a red-and-white flag depicting a statuesque man crowned with laurels, the insignia of Greece’s beloved soccer team, Olympiakos.  The flags, fluttering gently in the wind on the last weekend in February, represent the three worlds that the men inside the memorabilia-draped…

Where are the leaders? Struggling Haitians ponder their future and question the leadership in the land of opportunity

Uncategorized April 22, 2003 at 12:00 am

…ave not heard of it. A year a later, the report of the three-day convention is in the draft stage, said Dina Paul-Parks, NCHR’s executive director. Paul-Parks said the goal of the conference was to be a “launching pad to develop discussions among organizations.” Haitian organizations seem to be all talk and no action, some observers say. Activists agree that the Haitian community lacks the leadership it needs to gain better health car…

Teetering Support for an NYPD Inspector General

Teetering Support for an NYPD Inspector General

This article was written as part of the Covering NYC: Political Reporting Fellowship of the Center for Community and Ethnic Media and funded by a grant from the Charles H. Revson Foundation. It was first published in Amsterdam News on April 11, 2013. When the city was mired in crime in the 1970s and 1980s, being from New York was a badge of honor. It said you survived something others couldn’t. But when the city began to turn things around in…

Paul Robeson Theatre (Photo by Alexander Rabb, Flickr Creative Commons License)

In Fort Greene, a Black Theater Falls Victim to Gentrification

African American, Brooklyn, Culture May 24, 2013 at 3:24 pm

From its inception in 1980, the Paul Robeson Theatre in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, showcased poetry, plays and other works from black artists. But within the last decade, The Nabe‘s Gabrielle Alfiero finds, as neigborhood demographics changed, the venue started deteriorating in structure and prominence. Paul Robeson Theatre at 40 Greene Avenue in Fort Greene, Brooklyn (Photo by Beyond My Ken via Wikimedia Commons) Now, the theater is in seve…

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Brooklyn K-Pop Fan Meets Her Idols in Korea

Culture June 27, 2012 at 5:55 pm

As Voices has reported, a Brooklyn girl who adores the Korean pop music known as “K-pop” had her wish granted recently when she was offered a trip to Korea to meet her favorite K-pop stars from the band SHINee. Donika Sterling suffers from a progressive nerve disorder, and made the trip last week, courtesy of Herbert Black, the president of American Iron & Metal. The below is a translated account of the meeting from News Kann. P…


Chinese Asylum Seekers Worried After Law Firm Raids

Crime, East Asian, Immigration, In the News January 9, 2013 at 5:46 pm

On Dec. 18, 26 people in Chinatown including lawyers, paralegals, translators and church employees were arrested by the FBI and charged with participating in an immigration fraud schemes. The translation below is a follow-up article addressing the concerns of the clients who filed their asylum application through those accused law offices. Last month’s FBI raids on law firms in Chinatown has caused clients of those firms to worry whether t…

WNYC Highlights Ethnic Press Coverage of Ryan, Deferred Action

Elections 2012, Immigration, In the News, Politics August 17, 2012 at 7:23 pm

…fternoon to discuss reactions from the ethnic and community press to Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential pick, Paul Ryan, and coverage of President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals plan. Here’s her roundup of coverage of both issues, which also ran on It’s been a week since the announcement of Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential pick, Paul Ryan, and like the mainstream press, the ethnic press has been…

2013 Ippies Honor Best of Community, Ethnic Media

2013 Ippies Honor Best of Community, Ethnic Media

Featured Posts, Media, Voices' Picks March 29, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Aleksandra Slabisz and Tomasz Deptula hold up the Ippies awards won by Nowy Dziennik, a Polish daily news outlet. The Ippies recognizes excellence in New York’s community and ethnic press. (Photo by Skyler Reid) The newly-minted Center for Community and Ethnic Media (CCEM) honored the ethnic and community press on March 28 at the 11th annual Ippies Awards, the second ceremony hosted by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. The Ippies Aw…

French expats Amélie Wisniak (right) and Tamara Prud’homme (left) co-founded, a site that connects sports fans to bars broadcasting their favorite games.

French Expats Kick Off Sports Bar Search Engine

Featured Posts, Sports, Voices' Picks, Western European January 17, 2014 at 3:27 pm

…pats Tamara Prud’homme (left) and Amélie Wisniak (right) co-founded, a site that connects sports fans to bars broadcasting their favorite games. (Photo courtesy of Amélie Wisniak) When French expat Amélie Wisniak relocated to New York City, she found herself in a bind. A fan of French soccer team Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), she noticed it was difficult to locate sports bars playing her favorite team’s games. Wisniak and her friend…

The Vulcan Society holds test prep classes for the FDNY firefighter entrance exam. (Photo by Bill More via Amsterdam News)

Test Prep for Minority FDNY Applicants Ignites Tension

African American, Labor March 12, 2012 at 9:37 pm

…are intended for minority applicants. Amsterdam News reported on what triggered the discord between FDNY Captain Paul Washington — who holds some of the prep classes and was a former Vulcan Society president — and FDNY Deputy Chief Paul Mannix: Last Wednesday, Feb. 29, white prospective firefighters arrived at a tutoring class at M.S. 72 in Queens being held by the Vulcan Society. As the Vulcans’ reserved space in the school began to…

Wilfredo Ruiz plays his Tremolo Sextet harmonica. (Photo by Flonia Telegrafi / Hunt's Point Express)

Profile: Lifelong Musician Finds Fans in Nursing Home

Culture, Latino March 6, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Wilfredo Ruiz plays his Tremolo Sextet harmonica. (Photo by Flonia Telegrafi / Hunt's Point Express) Blind and wheelchair-bound, Wilfredo Ruiz maintains his vitality through music, The Hunt’s Point Express reported in a profile of the 69-year-old Bronx nursing home resident: When Wilfredo Ruiz puts his harmonica to his lips, the elderly Puerto Rican residents of St. Vincent de Paul nursing home gather around his wheelchair. Sometimes…

A scene from the on-location musical, "The News." (Photo by Michael Hickey via The Jewish Week)

Songs and Photos Capture Immigrant Tales of Long Ago

Culture, History, Immigration, Manhattan May 20, 2014 at 11:15 am

Immigration in decades past in New York City is the subject of two current shows – one a musical and the other a photographic exhibit. “The News” musical takes audience members to the Lower East Side for immigrant stories, while a photo exhibit presents the work of Paul Margolis, who fleshes out beauty in deteriorating buildings of the long abandoned section of Ellis Island. The Jewish Week, in its arts section, features articles on…

Former professional players from El Salvador play a key role in the development of Long Island's soccer leagues. These include Oscar Ajuria, Sergio Valencia and Wilman Gonzalez. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Menjivar via EDLP)

Voices in Focus: Public Art, Soccer and Interfaith Harmony

Culture, Sports June 6, 2012 at 12:51 pm

…ices in a 246-year-old Episcopal church. Tamid: the Downtown Synagogue will hold monthly Sabbath services in St. Paul’s Chapel, a church where many 9/11 rescuers prayed, the Tribeca Trib reported. The relationship with St. Paul’s, part of the Trinity Wall Street parish, was sparked on the Battery Park City basketball court, where [Rabbi Darren] Levine and the Rev. Mark Bozzuti-Jones of Trinity Wall Street watched their sons play basketball,…

Kevin Kim with Gary Ackerman (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Embattled Halloran Could Pave Way for Return of Old Rival

East Asian, In the News, Politics, Queens April 10, 2013 at 7:03 pm

…are mainly Chinese and Korean. There are four Democrats who have announced plans to run for the seat, including Paul Vallone, son of former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone who ran before; Austin Shafran, the former vice president of public affairs for Empire State Development under the Cuomo administration, who is from a politically active family; former state Assemblyman John Duane; and community leader Paul Graziano. The period to petition…