Tag: Media Policy

Gillibrand's evolution: "On the Immigrant Side" read El Diario's cover on October 18, 2010

Spanish-Language Media Stays Strong as English-Language Media Struggles

Over the past year, Hispanic media performed better than its English-language counterparts in the U.S., according to a new study from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.

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Podcast: Free Conference Call ‘Radio’ for African Immigrants

African immigrant DJs and talk show hosts have found an innovative, and very inexpensive way to reach their fellow immigrants in New York and around the U.S. In this podcast episode, Abdulai Bah, a producer with People’s Production House, talks with FI2W’s John Rudolph about free conference call radio.

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Hidden Costs of Calling Cards Weigh Heavily on Immigrant Consumers

Many immigrants use calling cards to stay in touch with family and friends back home. And while government agencies try to police the industry, calling card users still encounter undisclosed fees and charges for calls that never went through.

Young DREAM Act advocates follow the developments in the Senate on all types of media - Photo: Catalina Jaramillo
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Podcast: DREAM Act Advocates – Young, Undocumented and on Facebook

Young activists are revealing their undocumented status online and at public events in a state-by-state campaign for immigrant rights.

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Lower Power FM Radio Could Offer Immigrant Communities New Way to Communicate

The Federal Communications Commission may begin accepting new applications for LPFM licenses next year. But the level of awareness of this communications resource is “pretty low” in immigrant communities.

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Thanks to Facebook, Filipino Immigrants Had “Front Row” Seats for Pacquiao-Mosley Fight

When Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao pummeled Shane Mosley in a recent fight, the best view in the house was on Facebook. This story comes to us from TheFilAm.net, a new online magazine for Filipino Americans in the New York area.

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Immigrant Journalists Urged to Humanize the Digital Divide for their Audience

Learning how to put a human face on complex media policy issues for ethnic and community audiences will be critical to closing the digital divide between media haves and have-nots.