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Jarrette Fellows, Jr. receives ‘Media Champion’ honor, Sept. 19

Compton Herald founder, publisher, and editor Jarrette Fellows, Jr., is being honored under “Special Recognitions: Ethnic Media Champions”

Fellows among recipients honored by New America Media at SF gala

Compton Herald | NAM AwardsCOMPTON — Compton Herald founder, publisher, and editor Jarrette Fellows, Jr. has been selected by New America Media for a 2017 Ethnic Media Champion Award for community advocacy. The award is being presented Sept. 19, 2017, at the annual New America Media Ethnic Media Awards Program and Gala at the PG&E Auditorium in San Francisco, Calif [MAP].

“As NAM Awards chair and on behalf of our Awards Committee, and our editor, Sandy [Close], I am writing to confirm that we are awarding you the Ethnic Media Champion Award,” said Odette Alcazaren-Keeley, via email. Alcazaren-Keeley is director of the National Media Network and chairperson of the Ethnic Media Awards. “This award honors your long-time advocacy work for your audience and community, especially crucial in this juncture of our political history.”

“I am grateful, humbled, and honored by this recognition from a respected media organization such as New America Media,” said Fellows, a 42-year veteran journalist.

The New America Media (NAM) Ethnic Media Awards annually celebrates outstanding journalism on issues ranging from the environment, health and education to politics, immigration, sports and arts, and culture.

A distinguished group of NAM judges selected 12 first place winners and 13 merit recipients from more than 140 individual entries submitted by African American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American print, online, and broadcast ethnic media outlets. The awards committee also selected four “Ethnic Media Champions.”

Fellows is being honored under “Special Recognitions: Ethnic Media Champions.” The award highlights individuals who embody the resilience and dedication of ethnic media and includes:

  • Jarrette Fellows, Jr., publisher and editor, Compton Herald
  • Dong Kim, publisher, Hyundae News
  • Regina Brown Wilson, director, California Black Media
  • Joseph Orozco, manager – KIDE-HOOPA 91.3 FM

The awards ceremony will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by the awards presentation from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

NAM also will pay tribute to its ethnic media founders, original supporters, and collaborators, judges, and sponsors, with special thanks to PG&E, the co-host for the 2017 awards, and the event’s three Diamond Sponsors: Comcast, the San Francisco Foundation, and the California Health Care Foundation.

New America Media is the first and largest national collaboration and advocate of 2,000 ethnic news organizations in the U.S. More than 57 million ethnic adults connect to each other, to home countries and to America through 3,000+ ethnic media -- the fastest growing sector of American journalism.

  • Denise Shaw September 11, 2017

    Congratulations! Jarrette Fellows, Jr. and much continued success. Thank you for the work your doing to bring the Digital News era to our community with a fresh perspective. Encouraging discussion and accountability from our local government and community leaders. You’ve enhanced and encouraged activism to make Compton and it’s surrounding communities better educated and involved it the future of Compton.

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