Ethnic Media Services
Ethnic Media Services is a news outlet that works to enhance the capacity of ethnic news outlets to inform and engage diverse audiences on broader public issues with the goal of building a more inclusive participatory democracy. They say they do this by:
- Convening roundtable briefings that bring ethnic media together with experts, officials, nonprofit leaders, and advocates to exchange perspectives on urgent issues, generate media coverage, and expand cross-cultural and cross-sector communications.
- Organizing professional training and fellowships for ethnic media reporters that expand their knowledge of key issues, connect them to sources and provide financial support for in-depth reporting.
- Coordinating social media and marketing campaigns that enable government agencies, foundations, nonprofits, and public affairs firms to customize messaging that resonates with diverse audiences and expands ethnic media’s access to advertising revenue.
- Producing, translating, and syndicating multilingual, original news stories to ethnic news media partners on how policy issues impact their audiences.
- Developing communications projects with underserved groups that deepen their engagement with and amplify their voice in the public realm.
Hate crimes and hate-related incidents have been on the rise in recent years, prompting fear and anger across communities. But according to experts and civil rights advocates more public engagement — not increased policing — is key to addressing the issue.
Asian Americans are the fastest-growing population in California, yet the state credentialed only 89 teachers who speak one of several Asian languages in the 2019-2020 academic year.
The growing wave of refugees fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is now being felt in Tijuana, Mexico, where more than 2,000 Ukrainians are now sheltering.