Come on down: New America Media Forum for Ethnic Media Discussion

If you’re free tomorrow at 10 a.m., please join us at tomorrow’s media forum sponsored by New America Media. As NAM clarifies in their statement below, this is not the town hall style format that some of the media reported, but there will be a public audience.

NAM accommodated our request to have only ethnic media participate in a dialogue on journalistic responsibility and how that affects Black-Asian relations. We did not want this to be a vehicle for AsianWeek to sidestep the issue on why they allowed hate speech to be printed on its pages, or why no editor is being held responsible for this.

In its statement issued today, New America Media said they wish “to clarify the purpose of the forum we are convening on Friday, Mar. 2 at the Chinese American Citizens Alliance. The panel we have invited will be made up of ethnic media leaders who will discuss the issue of journalistic responsibility in light of the AsianWeek columns and what we can do, individually and collectively, to repair the damage and improve coverage of each other’s communities.

“One short hour cannot do justice to the need for ongoing dialogue on inter-racial, inter-ethnic relations. Community leaders are scheduling town hall meetings and forums to help address this need. Tomorrow’s forum will focus on the unique role of ethnic media – as the collective voice of our communities – in improving communications within our diverse society.”

Sandy Close, executive director of New America Media, will moderate a roundtable discussion among ethnic media leaders

Friday, March 2, 2007
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Chinese American Citizens Alliance
1044 Stockton St., San Francisco, CA 94108 (MAP)

Limited metered street parking is available. The closest parking lot is located at 550 Kearny Street (between Sacramento St. and California St.). Chinese American Citizens Alliance is located near stops for SF MUNI 1, 30 and 45.

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