The Nichi Bei...Weekly?

Monday, September 21, 2009

Thought some of you might be interested in this article which talks about the demise of print publications even though the market for "ethnic media" is better than ever - and I have to give it up for the crew starting up the new weekly and all the people that are helping to contribute via individual donations (because they're still getting their non-profit status):

A group of community leaders and journalists did something seemingly unusual last week - they started a newspaper, the Nichi Bei Weekly.
But while its introduction comes as economic pressures are forcing publications to scale down or close, it also comes at a time when the audience for ethnic media is bigger than ever.

According to a study earlier this year by New America Media, a San Francisco group that represents 2,000 ethnic news organizations around the country, readership in this sector increased by 16 percent over the last four years.
Get it on.