Alhambra Source receives Community Advocate Award

Alhambra Source was presented Thursday night with the New America Media Community Advocate award at a ceremony at KPCC Southern California Public Radio. The 2.5-year-old local news site was selected from nearly 50 ethnic media nominees, and recognized as "a critical community platform for underserved and diverse residents in the area."

Photo credit: Courtney Hong

Alhambra Source was chosen based upon a story by Jesse Chang, a community organizer with Kingdom Causes, who wrote "Why is Alhambra stopping churches from housing homeless families?"

Other NAM winners included Jonah Lowenfeld from The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles for his piece, "Reaction to hate speech: L.A.'s Jewish community and Pamela Geller"; Ky Phong Tran from Nguoi Viet Daily News for "Why Jeremy Lin matters";  and Araceli Martinez Ortega from La Opinion for her two-part series, "Aging Latinos with children in prison face additional financial hardships".

Five Alhambra Source stories were also selected as finalists:

Alhambra Source is the result of a research project directed by USC Annenberg professors Sandra Ball-Rokeach and Michael Parks, investigating how local news can better reflect community information needs, cross linguistic and ethnic barriers, and increase civic engagement. The site launched in September 2010, and since then more than 50 Alhambra residents have contributed a story and attended meetings. We always welcome new contributors — please let us know if you are interested in getting involved!

4 thoughts on “Alhambra Source receives Community Advocate Award”

  1. Love the main photo- everyone looks so snazzy and polished. Congrats Sourcerers!!

  2. Felicidades por este merecido premio, cada uno de ustedes trabajan muy duro por este proyecto.

  3. Felix Gutierrez

    Congrats to Alhambra Source for picking up a major award from New America Media!
    We’re all proud of what you have been doing, are doing and will be doing to build multicultural understanding through multimedia journalism.

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