New York City’s Ethnic Media in the Digital Age

The Center for Community and Ethnic Media released a new study on the subject of the opportunities and challenges that the internet presents to ethnic media producers across New York City on Dec. 8, 2016, at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. 

Dr. Matthew Matsaganis, principal investigator of the study, shared key findings based on a survey of more than 100 ethnic media outlets and numerous follow-up interviews with ethnic media producers. The report offers a detailed look at how the ethnic media sector in NYC is adopting technological innovations, what challenges these media face in incorporating new communication technologies into their everyday professional practices, and ideas about how to address these challenges successfully.

About the study’s author:

Dr. Matsaganis is an associate professor in the Communication Department at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

He is first author of “Understanding Ethnic Media: Producers, Consumers and Societies” (SAGE, 2011; with Vikki Katz and Sandra Ball-Rokeach) and the co-editor and a contributing author to “Communicative Cities in the 21st Century” (Peter Lang, 2013; with Vicki Gallagher and Susan Drucker). In addition, his research has been published in the Journal of Health Communication, Human Communication Research, Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, the Electronic Journal of Communication, Communication Research Reports, the Journal of Information Policy, American Behavioral Scientist, and the Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications.

He has presented his work at numerous academic and professional conferences. Dr. Matsaganis also once worked as a reporter for a variety of publications in Athens, Greece, and New York City. Here is the full report, and below it find the slides from his Dec. 8 presentation:

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