CALIFORNIA ETHNIC MEDIA 2020 AWARDS
UNIQUE AWARDS PROGRAM CELEBRATES JOURNALISM IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES
20 winners will receive cash awards of $1000 each
Ethnic Media Services and California Black Media – joint sponsors of the multi-lingual California Ethnic Media Awards for outstanding reporting in 2020 – announced today that the winners and finalists will be identified at a special online celebration on June 3, between 6-7:30 pm PST/9-10:30 pm EST.
Some 230 entries were submitted, over half in languages other than English. Judges with in-language and in-culture fluency selected 20 winners in seven categories covering the epic news developments of 2020, from COVID-19 and the economic downturn to the movement for racial justice, immigration reform, the Nov. 3 elections, and the 2020 Census. Each winner will receive a cash award of $1,000.
“The ethnic media awards spotlight the people who produce
a parallel universe of news largely invisible to general market media but indispensable for communicating with our diverse society,” said EMS director Sandy Close.
EMS will post all winning entries with English language translations, along with the names of finalists and all those who submitted entries on a landing page on its website the night of the awards.
“The pandemic made 2020 the most challenging year for ethnic media and the awards are an opportunity to recognize the entire sector for its dedication to informing audiences against the odds,” said Regina Brown Wilson, Executive Director of California Black Media.
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For more information about the awards, please go to https://ethnicmediaservices.