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NEW AMERICA MEDIA HOSTS NATIONAL ETHNIC MEDIA EXPO & AWARDS JUNE 4-5 IN ATLANTA
NAM releases new poll on growth of ethnic media, highlights award winning reporting in the ethnic media and unveils new emergency communications system
New America Media (NAM), the nation’s largest coalition of ethnic news outlets, in partnership with the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication; representatives of ethnic media outlets from around the country; and sponsors including CNN, COMCAST, KAISER PERMANENTE, THE AMERICAN RED CROSS, COCA COLA, THE KNIGHT DIGITAL MEDIA CENTER, AARP.
NAM holds its National Ethnic Media Expo & Awards. The two-day event will feature the NAM National Ethnic Media Awards, the unveiling of NAM’s state-of-the-art emergency risk communication system, a discussion of NAM’s historic poll of immigrant women, the release of a new poll on the growth of ethnic media and a myriad opportunities for professional development training, networking, and more.
Atlanta Hyatt Regency Hotel, 265 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA
Thursday, June 4, 10 AM (Dunwoody Room) NAM Hotline for Emergency Messaging. A state of the art system will be announced that uses the ethnic media to bring urgent health and emergency alerts, as well as consumer product information and public policy statements to ethnic communities.
Thursday, June 4, 12:30 (Regency VI Room) US Census 2010 Meets the Ethnic Media of Georgia. A roundtable exchange with Census officials and ethnic media leaders on how to ensure a complete count.
Thursday, June 4, 6 PM (Centennial I/II Rooms) NAM and UGA Grady School of Journalism host NAM National Awards Banquet. The event will honor outstanding reporting by the ethnic media.
Friday, June 5, 9 AM (Learning Center) Opening Plenary Session. A new poll on ethnic media growth will be released and panelists will discuss relevance of ethnic media in communicating with the new America.
Friday, June 5, 11:30 AM (Centennial II/III Rooms) Ethnic Media Luncheon Exhibit, awards for best pitch and luncheon keynote on the future of news by author/essayist Richard Rodriguez.
To learn more, and to register, please visit http://expo.newamericamedia.org.
New America Media is the country's first and largest national collaboration and advocate for more than 2500 ethnic news organizations. Over 51 million ethnic adults connect to each other, to home countries and to America through 3000+ ethnic media, the fastest growing sector of American journalism. Founded by the nonprofit Pacific News Service in 1996, NAM is headquartered in California with offices in New York and Washington D.C. NAM also partners with journalism schools to grow local associations of ethnic media around the nation. Our 2009 National Ethnic Media EXPO & Awards will honor excellence in ethnic media journalism, forge collective strategies to strengthen the sector, expand its role in risk communications, and improve government communications with its audiences.
Visit NAM's homepage for news and updates on our programs here.