I attended the  first annual Ethnic and Community Media Awards at the Black Forest Inn banquet room on December 5, 2008. The event was co-sponsored by New America Media and the Twin Cities Media Alliance. It was hard to tell how many publications were represented, but it seemed that every pub, except for the dailies, was represented.  I won a second place award for a piece I did for the Park Bugle about Catholic Charities Residence for chronic alcoholic men. My piece along with those of the other top winners in each category was automatically nominated for New America Media’s National Ethnic Media awards, which will be presented on June 4, 2009, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Here’s an article about the event.