These 9 Asian American News Sites Offer Unique Coverage of This Diverse Community
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In recent years Asian Pacific Americans have made important gains in visibility in U.S. society.
From and increasing presence in media and on television to the runaway success of the romcom “Crazy Rich Asians,” there have been many important victories. With each of these wins comes new voices and new stories to the tapestry of our society.
To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (#APAHM), here are nine sites telling unique stories by and about these vital communities. For a few of these sites, this is their first time on our best-of list; others also were recognized in our 2018 round-up.
As its name suggests, AsAmNews offers a round-up of news featuring Asian Americans. According to the site, “Special emphasis is placed on featuring stories about Asian Americans breaking stereotypes and making contributions in both the mainstream and the Asian American community. The site is dedicated to documenting the Asian American experience to showcase its depth and diversity.”
In addition to coverage of the diverse ethnic groups making up the Asian Pacific umbrella, the site also has sections on achievements (“Bad Ass Asians”), students, and LGBT issues.
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Hyphen offers a mix of culture, news, politics, activism, and interviews with particular attention to fiction and poetry.
The combined print and online magazine strives to cover all aspects of the Asian American experience across the U.S. — from the traditional epicenters of the culture to smaller communities.
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3. Angry Asian Man
Angry Asian Man has a provocative name to go along with content delving into stereotypes and representations of Asian Americans in media.
The “angry man” behind the site is Phil Yu. HuffPost said of him, “Yu has built up a reputable brand as the blogger Angry Asian Man. Today, he’s considered one of the most powerful voices on social media, sounding the alarm when it comes to injustices affecting the Asian community.”
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4. HuffPost Asian Voices
HuffPost’s Asian Voices section lends this prominent media outlet’s unique brand of politics, culture, entertainment, and lifestyle coverage to stories affecting Asian Pacific Americans.
The section seamlessly blends in related content from other voices sections such as Black Voices, Queer Voices, and Latino Voices.
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Mochi is a lifestyle magazine for and by Asian American women covering entertainment, fashion, beauty, health, and politics. It’s “the oldest digital publication dedicated to Asian American women,” according to the site.
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6. Asian Fortune
Asian Fortune focuses on news and opinions, but also delves into business, entertainment, and lifestyle coverage across all segments of the Asian Pacific community.
Though based in the D.C. area, the newspaper provides ample national news coverage.
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7. NBC News Asian America
NBC News brings its top-notch coverage to Asian American issues in this section on the site. Alongside standard breaking news fare, the site mixes in-depth stories on issues, arts and culture, and sports.
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Reappropriate takes on politics and pop culture with a feminist and activist bent. Founder Jenn Fang and a host of guest contributors provide insightful commentary tackling current events, policy, and culture.
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9. New York Times | Asian-Americans
The U.S.’s paper of record collects stories on Asian American topics in one easily accessible section. The Asian-Americans section includes all the in-depth news, issues, policy, and opinion coverage expected from the New York Times.
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Nicole Howard is an associate product manager at Cision, as well as an editor and freelance writer. When not working or reading, she enjoys word puzzles and the outdoors.