Home2023 Ethnic Media Symposium, Expo & Awards

2023 Ethnic Media Symposium, Expo & Awards

Ethnic media came to Sacramento as a united front to meet with decision makers and communications specialists, and celebrate outstanding journalism in the sector. There's a growing push across all state agencies and communications firms to build greater equity in public education campaigns; there's growing recognition that ethnic media were indispensible to the pandemic campaign. And there's growing concern among legislators to support local media serving immigrants and communities of color. "We met the moment," said Sandy Close of EMS. Now comes the next part—to continue the conversation with leaders in the state capital.

CA Ethnic Media and State Leaders Meet to Build Inclusive Communications

The 2023 CA Ethnic Media Expo & Awards brought together 150 ethnic media practitioners with key leaders and decision makers in Sacramento.

Meeting the Moment — CA Ethnic Media Front and Center at Expo & Awards Event

Ethnic media from across the state gathered to meet with state leaders and decision makers and to celebrate outstanding journalism in the sector.

Ethnic Media Are the Trusted Messengers

The 2023 CA Ethnic Media Expo & Awards brought together 150 ethnic media practitioners from as far north as Humboldt and as far south as Calexico, to meet with the leaders and decision makers of Sacramento.

‘You Represent What California Is’ — CA Sec. of State Shirley Weber’s Opening Remarks

California Secretary of State Dr. Shirley Weber delivered the opening remarks during the 2023 Ethnic Media Expo & Awards.

The Finalists

The complete list of finalists, with interviews, for the 2023 California Ethnic Media Awards.

Choosing ‘The Best Of The Best’ – Judges Give Ethnic Media Award Winners Rave Reviews

A panel of 26 judges, from journalism professors to writers, editors, researchers and policy makers, was hand-picked for their cultural and in-language fluency.

‘Tonight We Are Celebrating You’ — Rousing Speech by CA State Controller Malia Cohen

CA State Controller Malia M. Cohen opened the awards portion of the 2023 Ethnic Media Expo & Awards event in Sacramento on Aug. 31.

The Ethnic Media Awards Ceremony

The complete video of the 2023 Ethnic Media Awards, the jewel in the crown of an event that brings ethnic media representatives together with state leaders and decision makers and their communication experts to celebrate outstanding journalism in the sector

Communications Champions

EMS and CBM recognize nine state agencies, communications firms and nonprofit organizations as Communications Champions.

Expo Exhibitors

Recognizing the uniqueness and diversity of our Exhibitors.

Schedule of Events

We've added to the Schedule of Events archive the complete videos of the Opening Session and Conference Session 3: Building Stronger Communities Together

Program Booklet

The Program Booklet for the 2023 Ethnic Media Awards featuring a One day Symposium, Expo and Awards Event.

Our Deepest Thanks to Our Sponsors

Office of Community Partnerships & Strategic Communications (OCPSC)| BMO Harris Bank | The California Wellness Foundation | Southern California Gas Company | California News Publishers Association | Blue Shield of California | McDonald's | PG&E | Toni Rembe | The Rock Foundation | California Newspaper Publishers Association

Sponsor Logos-1.3

What Is "Ethnic Media" – Who Qualifies?

Ethnic news outlets are those print, online, broadcast platforms that target a specific audience defined by race, ethnic origin, religious affiliation, gender identity and that publish regularly. Pan-ethnic media outlets target multiple ethnic audiences (such as pan-AAPI, pan African diaspora, pan-immigrant, pan people-of-color, pan LGBTQ+).