By Dan Kennedy • The press, politics, technology, culture and other passions

Checking in with ethnic news

I’ve got a feature on the New England Ethnic Newswire in the new issue of CommonWealth Magazine. The NEWz, a Web site that aggregates the best of the local ethnic press, is expanding into original journalism focused on health care.

“The thing that I think is really intriguing about it is this idea of connecting different communities,” says former Boston Globe editorialist Robert Turner, an adviser to the NEWz. “You see over and over again various communities building their own strength as their numbers increase. But how much of an effort around town is there to make cross-connections among them?”

The NEWz is a work in progress, as is the case with most new-media ventures. But it’s got the potential to grow into something truly important. Ethnic communities are already speaking for themselves. Now there’s a way for all of us to hear them.

Discover more from Media Nation

Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email.


Technology Tuesday


Style question

1 Comment

  1. Richard Lodge

    Good piece, Dan. It’s also well worth mentioning Bruce Mohl’s excellent cover story about secrecy in Secretary of State Bill Galvin’s office when it comes to getting access to public records. Mohl had to file a FOIA request – and that was just one hurdle – to get access to information about who received tax breaks granted by Galvin himself. Galvin, it should be noted, is the state official supposedly advocating for open records.

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén