Sunday, January 28, 2007

Media Melting Pot

There's a new portal connecting the usually separate worlds of ethnic media, a website called New England Ethnic News, which is organized by the Center on Media & Society at UMass Boston. In recent months, the Center has been trying to forge new connections among ethnic and community news outlets--branches of the media that have been growing even as mainstream news outlets are cutting back.

One more example of ethnic convergence is a series of articles on race relations in and around Dorchester.

In this week's issue of the Dorchester Reporter, the series begins with an overview and an essay on Cape Verdean and neighborhood identity by the 17 year-old president of the Uphams Corner Youth Council, Maria Centeio.