Ippies Award 2016: Community and Ethnic Media

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Carlos Menchaca

Ippies Award 2016
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016, CCEM Members Get 50% Off.
(Full Price: $100)

The Ippies are the only journalism awards in NYC to honor reporting in English and other languages by the ethnic and community press.

The Ippies are considered a benchmark of journalistic excellence and are a coveted prize for the publishers, editors, and reporters in New York City’s ethnic and community press. [The Black Star News is one of the three finalists in the category for Best Editorial Commentary].

The Ippies dinner and awards distribution ceremony will be held at: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
Third Floor, 219 West 40th Street (Between 7th and 8th avenues), New York, NY 10018.

6:00pm – Reception
7:30pm – Awards Program
8:30pm – Dessert Reception

Randall Pinkston
Previously Correspondent/Anchor Freelance Al Jazeera America, Correspondent, CBS NEWS

Carlos Menchaca

Chair of the Immigration Committee
New York City Council

New York City Council Member Carlos Menchaca is Chair of the Committee on Immigration and a member of the LGBT Caucus.

He authored, introduced and passed legislation to create the first municipal identification card program in New York City, and worked to secure funding for the largest public defender program for undocumented immigrants in the nation.

Menchaca represents an incredibly diverse district of front-line communities in New York: a large Chinese and Latino immigrant population, the second largest public housing development in the City, and a waterfront community heavily impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

After a successful first round of Participatory Budgeting last fiscal year, Menchaca plans to bring a broader vision of participatory democracy to this diverse district by encouraging community involvement in the entire budget, legislative, and policy making process.

Randall Pinkston is an award-winning journalist covering national and international issues. Pinkston worked freelance as a reporter and anchor at Al Jazeera America from September 2013 till April 2016. Prior to joining Al Jazeera America, Pinkston worked at CBS for more than 30 years.

Pinkston joined CBS News in 1990 as a White House Correspondent, covering the administration of President George H. W. Bush. After Bush’s re-election defeat, Pinkston became a general assignment correspondent in CBS’ Washington Bureau.

Pinkston covered many of the major stories of the past two decades, including the Chilean earthquake, Tiger Woods’ return to the Augusta National Golf Club: Masters Tournament, the first anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, the final launch of NASA’s shuttle, Discovery, from the Kennedy Space Center, and the election of Pope Francis.

Pinkston, an adjunct professor at City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, is the recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2008 Public Service Award for coverage of the aids crisis in among African-Americans.

He also won three national Emmy Awards and two for local news coverage. In 1996, he received an Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism and the Edward R. Murrow Award from the RTNDA for the documentary, “CBS Reports: Legacy of Shame.”
Pinkston began his career in Jackson, Miss., as an anchor/reporter at WLBT TV and as an announcer at WJDX FM Radio.

Pinkston graduated from Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and from the University of Connecticut Law School in 1980 with a J.D. degree. Pinkston and his wife, Patricia McLain, live in Bergen County, N.J.

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