Newmark J-school releases first-ever study on AAPI news history


The Asian Media Initiative at Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism’s Center for Community Media is launching a groundbreaking report on the evolution of the news media ecosystem for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the U.S.

This report — AAPI Media: Origins and Futures — comes on the 100th anniversary of the 1924 Immigration Act (Johnson-Reed Act), which banned all immigration from Asia. Today, AAPI communities face parallels in rising anti-Asian violence, xenophobic property bans and inflammatory anti-immigration rhetoric, yet they are poised to play an increasingly important role in the 2024 elections.

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