The Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium (MMMC) announced its 2014 – 2015 slate of officers including a new board chair, Tom Gitaa of Mshale Newspaper.
MMMC is the service arm of minority publishers and broadcasters in Minnesota, and this year completes its 22nd year.
The 2014 – 2015 Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium officers are chairman, Tom Gitaa, president and publisher, Mshale Newspaper; president: Richard Aguilar, CEO and publisher, Latino American Today; secretary: Wameng Moua, president and publisher, Hmong Today and treasurer, Al McFarlane, president and editor-in-chief, Insight News.
“We’re looking forward to a fruitful and productive year filled with opportunities for our members to fulfill their missions of informing and advocating for their respective communities while being successful media entities,” said new MMMC chairman Gitaa.
MMMC was started by McFarlane of Insight News and Nghi Nguyen of Asian American Press in 1992 to enable Minnesota’s ethnic media to amalgamate readership and listenership to leverage increased revenue for member newspapers and broadcast properties. Today, MMMC includes membership from all leading ethnic and immigrant media outlets including Insight News, Asian American Press, African News Journal, Hmong Today, BMA Networks, La Raza 1400 AM, Latino American Today and Mshale.