Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Loss of AsianWeek Increases Hole in Asian-American Coverage

AsianWeek published its last weekly issue on Jan. 2, marking the end of nearly three decades as the pan-Asian voice of the Bay Area.

The demise of the newsweekly leaves an even bigger hole in the coverage of Asian Americans in a city where one-third of residents are Asian American. And, even though one-fifth of the Bay Area’s population is of Asian descent, Asian Americans’ voices will be harder to find in local newspapers or on the radio dial, as most mainstream media outlets from San Francisco to Oakland to San Jose have shed their Asian-American affairs reporters and radio programs.


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