To add to the university’s urban mission, the Center on Media and Society has identified unique contributions it hopes to make to the community at large.
The center places student interns with:
- New England Cable News (NECN)
- Boston-area newspapers
- American Public Television (APT)
- WUMB, our campus public radio station
- Government agencies
- Public relations companies
Inspired by New America Media, we have worked closely with that nonprofit organization on numerous projects, including
- A national research survey of ethnic media
- The regional New England Ethnic Newswire Awards (NEENA's)
- The national New America Media awards
- The national Ethnic Media Expo at Columbia University, among other projects
The Ethnic Media Project’s founding leaders were Ellen Hume, Bill Forry, Hiteshkumar Hathi, Henry Rafael and Yawu Miller. Today the project is run by a core group of ethnic media partners who are shaping its programs and direction, including the creation of New England Ethnic Newzwire (NEWz). Participants include media from the African, African-American, Armenian, Brazilian, Chinese, Haitian, Indian, Irish, Latino, Polish, Russian, and other ethnic groups of New England.