Leaders Converge to Honor Journalist from the ‘New California’

Leaders Converge to Honor Journalist from the ‘New California’



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San Jose, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–January 24, 2006–California Secretary of State Bruce McPherson will join Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA), as well as mayors, media magnates, and corporate executives at the NCM “Ethnic Pulitzer” awards on January 26 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose.

The Awards showcase both the people and the stories making news – and the reporters, editors and producers behind the stories. These are the journalists at the forefront of the fastest growing segment of American journalism.

“The NCM Awards are one of the most diverse gatherings of journalists and their audiences anywhere in the country,” says Sandy Close, executive director of NCM. “Ethnic media learn from each other, mainstream media learn from the ethnic media – and we get more inclusive journalism as a result.”

NCM’s goal to promote the editorial visibility and economic viability of this critical sector of American journalism culminates every year at the NCM Awards Banquet. This year, NCM judges – themselves a who’s who of California journalism – selected winners from more than 300 entries in a dozen languages.

This will be the seventh Awards Banquet held since 1998 and marks the beginning of a new era for NCM. At the Awards, NCM will announce its name change to New America Media as it expands nationwide to recognize ethnic media’s national presence.

Leaders Converge to Honor Journalist from the ‘New California’